Basic Principles of Chartering

Basic Principles of Chartering

ASBA Certificate Course

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The Home Study course is designed for vessel owners or operators, importers, exporters, agents, brokers or traders who require an overview of the chartering field.  Accountants, lawyers, consultants, and students have traditionally enrolled in the course to aid them in their related work.  Course includes study material for the following topics:

  • Chartering:  Background, Legal Framework and an Introduction to Charter Negotiations
  • Owners and Charterers:  Basic Responsibilities under Time Charter/Voyage Charter
  • Glossary of Chartering Terms and Expressions
  • Chartering Brokers & Their Functions
  • Agency/Ship Agents
  • Types of Ships & Their Characteristics
  • Commodties & Cargo Considerations
  • Charter Party Forms and Clauses; Also an Introduction to Sale and Purchase Forms
  • Laytime, and Demurrage/Despatch
  • Voyage Estimating
  • Tankers
  • Admiralty Law and Arbitration
  • Freight Derivatives

It is the only course of its kind worldwide! It has been enthusiastically endorsed by our past student body as it enters its twenty-ninth edition. The basics of chartering from A to Z are presented in a clear, concise and easy-to-read textbook copyrighted by ASBA.

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