Laytime and Demurrage for Wet and Dry Cargo

  • Course Details:

    Ref: SDC01 Length: 2 Days
    Location: London Price: £1290 excl. VAT


Brought to you by Blue Ocean Consultancy, this intensive Laytime and Demurrage for Wet and Dry Cargo workshop gives a thorough overview of the fundamental concepts and practices of laytime and demurrage in the context of both wet and dry cargoes.

One of the most contentious aspects of both vessel chartering and oil sale and purchase contracts is laytime and demurrage. It is therefore essential that all those involved in a trading contract, trader, charterer, shipping operator and demurrage analyst understand the intricacies of laytime and demurrage.

Delivered over two days, Laytime and Demurrage for Wet and Dry Cargo workshop will cover key legal concepts and teach how to define and calculate laytime and demurrage, with step-by step guides for both tanker and dry cargo charters. In Addition to above Our European Course leaders will bring to the table their wealth of experience and insider knowledge of how it's all done in major Western European companies.

Who should attend

The Laytime and Demurrage for Wet and Dry Cargo programme is aimed at those who handle demurrage claims. It will also be of great benefit, to anyone who has a responsibility for avoiding costly contractual mistakes, including operations staff, traders, charterers and lawyers. For example, it can prove very expensive if cargoes are traded without a proper understanding of the differences between the terms of the sales contracts and the charter parties.

This course is for: Shipowners, Charterers, Commodity Traders, Chartering Brokers, Maritime lawyers, Maritime Arbitrators, P&I personnel, Claims and cargo handlers, Demurrage analysts, Operations executives, Port personnel.

Course Content

  • When laytime commences
  • 'Notice of Readiness' - Best practice relating to the delivery
  • How to ensure your calculations are correct and to your advantage
  • Calculating laytime and exceptions to laytime
  • Liability and the calculation of demurrage improving your drafting and avoidingexpensive disputes; learn how to review, amend and draft charter party clauses successfully 
  • Demurrage calculations and supply contracts for both wet and dry cargo 

For the last 20 years our course leaders have trained thousands of people from oil companies, other commodity trading houses and tanker companies in all aspects of laytime and demurrage. During this time we have developed a comprehensive programme which is constantly updated and enhanced. These seminars have proved very popular and are held on a regular basis in London, Russia and CIS countries. The course is limited to about twenty delegates.

Want to make an enquiry on Laytime and Demurrage for Wet and Dry Cargo Training Course?

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Small Classes

With small class sizes, much more individual attention can be given to each delegate.

Competitive Pricing

We believe our prices are very competitive and our quality is second to none.

Friendly Staff

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Course registrations can be made via our website either from individual course pages or through our booking page.

Alternatively, you can download and complete course application form and send via email: or        fax: +44 (0) 207 112 4845 Call: +44 (0) 207 112 4846


Why Choose BOC?

Commitment to Quality

We strive to provide the best service possible, with the highest regards to quality and professionalism.

Different trainers every day

Each day we have different trainers to maximise the experience sharing.

Kindle for every BOC Delegate

to promote paper free environment, we are giving Kindle Fire to our delegates instead of the course binder.

Luxury Course Venue

All our Training Courses take place at the luxury 4-5 Star hotels located in central London

Certificate of Achievement

At the end of the programme participants will receive a certificate of achievement.

FREE On-going Support

Each delegate receives unlimited support from the trainers after they attended the course with us.


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