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Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

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GPF Executive Workshop on Global Maritime and Shipping Risks – Threats & Mitigations, 17-18 July 2018, Singapore.

GPF Executive Workshop on Global Maritime and Shipping Risks – Threats & Mitigations, 17-18 July 2018, Singapore.


Dear industry colleagues


To identify and address problems and risks in shipping. Participants will learn from case-studies how to mitigate risks in relation to shipping

Course Contents


Overview in International treaties and conventions

Sea, Air, Rail and Road

Carrier’s liability –

Money limit to liability claim

Responsibility – Perils of Sea

Immunities – Force majeure, defects in goods, shipper’s liability

Charter parties – key charterers’ risks

Distinction between Bill of Lading and Charter Party

Charterer’s direct liability to third parties

Indemnification of owners

Managing Risks

Charter Fraud

Freight forwarders

  • Liabilities
  • Liability Insurance

Types of Bills of Lading

Marine/Ocean Bills of Lading

Container Bill of Lading

Appropriate Incoterm to containerized and multimodal transport

FCL, LCL, Container freight

Short form bill of lading

Non-Negotiable Sea Waybills/Straight B/L APL v Voss Peer

Charter party bill of lading

Multimodal Transport Document

Through bills of lading

Transhipment bills of lading – Risk Hansson v. Hamel and Horley Ltd

House bills of lading

Surrender Bill of Lading

Switched Bill of Lading – Risk Banque Nationale de Paris v Bandung Shipping

Express Ocean Bill of Lading

Pre-dated B/L Kwei Tek Chao v. British Traders & Shippers Ltd

Electronic B/L – Glencore International AG v. MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA

Letters of Indemnity and Shipping Guarantee

Letters of Indemnity and Shipping Guarantee

  • Implications of issuing LOI by supplier when LC does not state LOI release
    • Effects of LOI – under contract of carriage – Houda Case
    • Consignor’s right of suit for delivery without B/L – The He Tian Case law

  • Implications of having LOI in the terms of the LC.
    • Letter of indemnity at delivery / Trader’s LOI required
    • Bankers risk in paying – Trafigura Beheer BV vs. Kookmin Bank Co

  • Risks to be assessed when issuing an LOI
  • Steps taken to minimise risks
  • Issuing shipping Guarantee to LC issuing banks. The procedure and its implications.
    • Issuing bank as holder of the B/L
    • Legal issues – Case study of Asian Jurisdictions
    • Guarantee period

  • Warehouse Receipts
    • Risk
    • Legal Risk management
    • Case – Mercuria v Citibank 2015

  • Forwarder’s Receipt
    • Understanding Risk of FCR
    • Managing Risk

Other documentation and Cargo Insurance

Air transport

Crucial costs

Air Transport and Incoterms

Freight Forwarders/Consolidators

Liability of air carriers

Damage to cargo – Siemens Ltd v. Schenker International (Australia) Pty Ltd & Another

Warsaw Convention Provisions

Road and rail transport

Road haulage

Carnet System

Cargo Insurance

Cargo Shortage Problem

“Package” Limitation

Cargo shortage from seal-intact containers

To insure or not to insure

“Increase in Value Clause”

  • Cargo Shipping Frauds to avoid
    • Forged Bill of Lading
    • Fake Cargo Sale
    • Trojan Container

Duration: 2 days (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

TEACHING Methodology

Lectures, case studies and Q & A

About the Course Director

Olivia Chan has more than 25 years of experience in stand-up lecturing and training for foreign universities, training institutes and banks in area of finance.

She was awarded Fellow (the highest grade of membership) by Chartered Institute of Bankers’ Council (UK) giving recognition to status in banking profession and commemorating contribution to the important area of banking education.

She have designed, developed and evaluated training programs for specialized finance courses to management and personnel from different sectors of industries: banks, government departments, public listed and private companies and trained more than 10,000 participants in various programs.

Current freelance corporate trainer for

  • Singapore Shipping Association (since 1994)
  • Dun & Bradstreet (S) Pte Ltd (since 2008)
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (since 2015)
  • Singapore Business Federation (2015)

Previously freelance corporate trainer for

  • Institute of Banking & Finance (Since 1990)
  • Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (since 1999)
  • Export Institute of Singapore
  • University of Singapore Continuing Education Department
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore (since 2005)
  • EduAsia, Jakarta (since 1997)

In house training for


  1. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Zhejiang Branch
  2. Agricultural Bank of China, Suzhou and Hangzhou
  3. PT Bank Mandiri (PERSERO)Singapore Branch
  4. PT Bank Mandiri (PERSERO)Jakarta
  5. Bank of China Singapore Branch
  6. Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG for a delegate from Bank of China from various Chinese cities

Singapore Government Owned Companies

  1. Commercial Crime Division/CID
  2. Ministry of Defence, Defence Procurement Division
  3. Ministry of Defence Overseas Suppliers Branch
  4. ST Aerospace Systems

Public and Private Listed Companies

  1. Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Ltd
  2. Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd
  3. Kian Ho Bearings Ltd
  4. Hawker Pacific Pte Ltd
  5. Mitsui & Co
  6. Mindtrac (S) Pte Ltd
  7. iNETest Resources Pte Ltd
  8. ArcelorMittal Singapore Pte Ltd
  9. MWM Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
  10. Mitsuboshi Overseas Headquarters Private Limited
  11. Aisin Asia Pte Ltd
  12. Turbomeca Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  13. Stanley Works Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  14. Nanyang Equipment Pte Ltd
  15. Hyflux Limited
  16. Regency Steel Asia Pte Ltd
  17. Oil Spill Response Limited
  18. Fugro-TSM Pte Ltd
  19. APC Distributors (Pte) Ltd
  20. Dou Yee Group
  21. Greene, Tweed & Co. Pte Ltd
  22. EFA Group
  23. Itochu Singapore Pte Ltd
  24. Future Electronics Inc. (Distribution) Pte Ltd
  25. ST Logistics Pte Ltd
  26. Kim Seng Huat Hardware Pte Ltd
  27. Molex Singapore Pte Ltd


On or Before 17 Jun 2018: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3095!

  • From 18 Jun 2018: The Regular Rate is SGD3495

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

Billing information:

For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque.

For telegraphic transfers:

Account Name: Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,

Account No. : 695 477 141 001.

Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG),

Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.

Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.

Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 17 Jun 2018 to enjoy the discount.

We forward to welcoming you at the executive workshops/forums!

Kind regards

Thomas Ng


The Global Ports Forum


10 Anson Road


International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: www.globalportsforum.com/

Mobile: +65 9684 3289

DID: +65 65197662

Fax: +65 6725 8438

Email: thomasng@globalportsforum.com

Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy – a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event. No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E

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