MSc in Health Education and Health Promotion

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleADVANCED CHARTERING PRACTICE AND LEGAL ISSUES
Course Unit CodeDLMLSB516
Course Unit DetailsMA/LLM Maritime Law and Shipping Management (DL) (Specialisation Electives) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated6
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Distinguish main categories of charterparties
  2. Know the rules of charterparty construction and interpretation
  3. Understand the importance of express terms agreed in a charterparty and recognise the differences amongst conditions, warranties, representations and innominate terms
  4. Describe the main information included in various types of charterparties
  5. Describe the main information included in various types of bills of lading
  6. Recognise the distribution of ship expenses between the shipowner and the charterer at the various types of charter
  7. Understand the charterer’s and shipowner’s risks, rights and liabilities arising from various types of charterparties
  8. Understand the shipper’s and carrier’s risks, rights and liabilities arising from various types of bills of lading
  9. Appreciate which type of charterparty is most suitable in different commercial scenarios
  10. Comprehend the relationship between the charterparty, the bill of lading and other transport documents
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents
• The different types of charterparties in dry bulk market
• The different types of charterparties in liquid bulk market
• The different types of bills of lading in bulk and liner markets
• Construction and Interpretation of charterparties
• Conditions, warranties, representations and innominate terms
• Comparative analysis of voyage charterparties in dry bulk and liquid bulk markets
• Comparative analysis of time charterparties in dry bulk and liquid bulk markets
• Comparative analysis of bareboat charterparties in dry bulk and liquid bulk markets
• Comparative analysis of CoA charterparties in dry bulk and liquid bulk markets 
• Commercial risks arising from charterparties and bills of lading 
• Charterers’ liabilities and rights arising from charterparties
• Shipowners’ liabilities and rights arising from charterparties
• Distribution of expenses between the shipowner and the charterer at the various types of charter
Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • Gorton, L., Ihre, R., Plomaritou, E., Papadopoulos, A. (2016) Shipbroking and Chartering Practice (London, Lloyd’s of London Press Ltd., 8th edition).
References
  • Carr, I. (2009) International Trade Law (London, 4th edition).
  • Cooke, J., Young, T., Taylor, A., Kimball, J., Martowski, D., and Lambert, L. (2007) Voyage Charters (London, Lloyd’s of London Press, 3rd edition).
  • Eder, B., Foxton, D., Burrows, A., and Boyd, S. (2009) Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of “Lading (London, Sweet & Maxwell, 22nd edition).
  • Giziakis, K., Papadopoulos, A., and Plomaritou, E. (2010) Chartering (with accompanied DVD in cooperation with BIMCO, Athens, Stamoulis Publications, 3rd edition, in Greek).
  • Plomaritou, E. (2016) Charterparty Contracts. London: Lloyds Maritime Academy.
  • Plomaritou, E. (2015) Chartering Policy of Shipping Companies. London: Lloyds Maritime Academy.
  • Plomaritou, E. (2015) Commercial Risks arising from Charterparties, Operations and Claim Issues. London: Lloyds Maritime Academy.
  • Plomaritou, E. (2014) A Review of Shipowner's & Charterer's Obligations in Various Types of Charter (Journal of Shipping & Ocean Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue 11-12, pp 307-321).
  • Plomaritou, E., (2013). Vessels and Voyage Operations. Lloyds Maritime Academy.
  • Wilson, J. (2010). Carriage of Goods by Sea. (London: Pearson Education Ltd., 7th edition).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The intended use of this module is such that you progress through from unit 1 to unit 5 in unit order. The module is designed to introduce and explain the material you are expected to learn. All the readings from the recommended textbooks associated with a specific unit, will be clearly stated. Furthermore, any relevant readings associated with a particular topic will be stated at various points within the unit, wherever appropriate. It is worth noting that all readings provide a good source of additional examples on which you can practice if you so wish.
The on-line learning environment provides an opportunity for receiving on-line feedback from the Module Instructors during your study and you are strongly advised to take advantage of this. In addition, you will be encouraged to interact both with other students and your instructor so as you feel part of an on-line community of learners that belong to the University network.

Recorded lectures / Narrated presentations
You may be asked to watch a recorded lecture or narrated presentation posted on the web addressing the main concepts of a particular unit.


Dynamic Online Interaction: 
 • Asynchronous communication tool (Discussion Forum)
You may be asked to participate, wherever appropriate, in an online forum posting your views on certain topics covered in a particular unit.  
 • Synchronous communication tool (instant messaging)
Using the synchronous communication tools (such as skype, chat rooms, video-conferencing, or telephone etc.), you may discuss with the Module Instructor (s) and/or other students on line with reference to specific issues covered in a given unit.
Self-assessment:
Throughout the Study Guide, you will find various forms of assessment/ self-assessment as follows: 

 - Online multiple choice questions on the topics covered. 
 - Online review questions designed to provoke thought/ action and reflection on the topics covered in each unit and their applicability in real life.
 - Online case study exercises that are designed to check that you can correctly identify relevant issues and apply concepts covered in a specific unit.
 - Discussion forum participation based on recommended articles and the questions offered for dynamic online interaction.
 - Instant messaging participation.
 - Further readings beyond those already recommended in this Guide.
Assessment methods and criteria
Assignments50%
Final Exam50%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO