Venue: Inntel Hotel Rotterdam Centre
Price: EUR €750 per DelegateRegister Now!
Parties involved in the European oil Barge industry need to have a thorough and practical understanding of the various charterparty and sale and purchase contract forms that are in use by the industry to perform the calculations required day to day. Parties also require a knowledge of accepted industry practice when it comes to laytime and demurrage claims.
Asdem has received many requests over the past year to provide a workshop focused on European oil barge laytime and demurrage, the latest charterparty and sale and purchase contract forms and we feel that this workshop is most certainly overdue. This one-day workshop will be led by Phil Stalley, an acknowledged expert on all aspects of oil demurrage after 37 years’ service at BP until his retirement in 2008 as head of Demurrage at BP Oil International.
This workshop presented together with Andrew Wilding, Managing Director of Asdem, is aimed at the day-to-day working requirements of demurrage analysts and operators who are involved in barge nominations, claims, laytime and demurrage and disputes. It will provide a comprehensive review of the terms and procedures, starting from the different contract terms and the initial nomination through to the calculation of the final demurrage claim.
Despite a move towards standardisation of the Barge Charterparty forms there are still many disputes, often for relatively small amounts of money. Such disputes often involve barge operators, traders and claims personnel who will all benefit from participating in this workshop. Phil Stalley will endeavour to interpret the various barge rules in a way that most of the participants will find acceptable. The intention is that barge owners and traders should be in a position to negotiate and settle their barge claims quickly and with the minimum amount of unnecessary argument.
This will be an “Active Learning” workshop based on a case study approach enabling delegates to learn how to solve common problems, avoid expensive time-consuming conflicts and resolve issues commercially. Delegates will be encouraged to talk about what they are learning and interact with one another and relate the information presented to the real issues they experience in their daily working lives.
Delegates are invited to bring case studies, problems or demurrage dilemmas to this workshop, engage with the issues, analyse, participate and collaborate with each other.
The workshop will be restricted to the European oil barge trade. The range of workshop topics we intend to cover is listed below. The course documentation has also been written to serve as a useful guide for future reference.
If you are engaged in any aspect of the European oil barge market, we are confident you will find this workshop relevant to your work and to your company in several different ways.
We have also organised a drinks reception directly following the workshop which we hope all delegates will attend. The drinks reception, which is included in the conference fee, will be held from 5 to 7 pm at the Inntel Hotel’s rooftop room which offers a panoramic view of Rotterdam with the Maas river and Erasmus bridge as a backdrop.
Everyone involved the European oil barge industry is invited along to the drinks reception as guests of Asdem which will provide an excellent opportunity for networking with other members of the industry, establishing new business contacts, greeting old friends and making new ones.
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The European Barge Market
Transportation Agreements – TTB rules and barge charter parties
Oil Trading Agreements
Nominations and Notice Periods
Laytime and demurrage calculations
Common areas of dispute and dispute resolution
Phil Stalley, HubSe Ltd (Demurrage Software) and Consultant to the oil and tanker industry. Until 2008 Phil was the manager of BPOI’s Demurrage Team in London handling the negotiation and settlement of oil trading and charter party demurrage claims in support of BP’s European trading activities. His responsibilities included freight, deviation and ancillary expenses incurred under charter parties. Phil spent 37 years with BP in a variety of posts covering operational and commercial aspects of the tanker business. Phil was a major contributor to the drafting of BPVOY4 and the laytime and demurrage provisions of BP’s trading terms. He is a regular speaker at training seminars and industry conferences.
Andrew Wilding, Managing Director, Asdem, is a maritime law specialist with extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and resolving disputes in energy, marine, and transportation contracts for ship owners, ship managers, charterers, commodity traders and their insurers. Andrew lectures extensively for academic and professional institutions and has lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years.
Andrew was an Associate at the Hong Kong office of Sinclair Roche and Temperley prior to joining the Singapore office of Stephenson Harwood where he was a Partner, responsible for establishing and running the shipping litigation department at Stephenson Harwood’s office in Singapore.
Andrew has lectured for numerous academic and professional institutions in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, London and in the United States.
Andrew established a post graduate course in Maritime Law at Dalian Maritime University in China and ran a certificate course in Shipping in Hong Kong. He is the author of numerous published articles on Maritime Law.
Andrew is frequently asked to act as an arbitrator/mediator in order to help the oil industry settle disputes amicably.
COST AND VENUE
The fee for this workshop, which will be held at the Inntel Hotel Rotterdam Centre, is €750 plus VAT at 20%*.
The fee includes all documentation, refreshments, lunch (please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements), and a drinks reception which directly follows the event.
*Under revised Excise regulations, delegates throughout Europe and the UK are required to pay VAT on Asdem training events and conferences which are held in the UK.
We are offering a 15% early bird discount on each booking made for this event on or prior to 18 January. If three or more delegates from the same company registers during the early bird period, each delegate will be entitled to a 20% discount.
Three or more delegates who make a booking after the early bird period expires will be entitled to a 10% discount.