Hong Kong branch and WISTA webinar Safe Port: Eastern City to Ocean Victory & beyond

  • Date Wednesday, June 16, 2021


A Webinar Series By

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Hong Kong Branch
WISTA Hong Kong 

"Charterparty Disputes & Prevention - Practical Considerations"

Webinar 1: Safe Port - Eastern City to Ocean Victory & Beyond

16th June 2021, 6pm - 7.15pm Hong Kong/Singapore

Manson CheungVice-Chair ICS-HK, MAArb, FICS, FCIArb, FHKIArb,  Director of ABC Shipping (HK) Limited


Benjamin Wong, Head of Maritime Cluster, InvestHK

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Jagmeet Singh Makkar,  Arbitrator, Chair - ICS HK, FICS FRINA FHKIArb MCIArb MHKMAG  AFIDRRMI, Director - SkillsPlus

Catherine SmithGeneral Counsel & Company Secretary at Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited,  FCIArb, Solicitor qualified in England & Wales, Scotland and Hong Kong


Capt. Rajiv TetarbeCommercial Director, Chellaram Shipping (HK) Ltd., FICS, Master Mariner

Dimitris SeirinakisMD, Shanghai Office of the American Club; Regional Claims Director for Asia, Dual-qualified solicitor in England and Hong Kong

Free Webinar (Registration required)

The panel will briefly look at the development of law, "The Eastern City", and consider the questions of absolute versus qualified warranties, using various references. Time permitting, the panel will also address questions such as - safe port at the time of the nomination with nothing to suggest that it may become unsafe and then becoming so while the vessel is in the port; unsafe at the time of nomination but safe when vessel arrives and is at the port; consequences of owner's decision to accept the orders to sail to an unsafe port and the issues of forfeiting the right to damages, mitigation and indemnity. Panel will then move on to the practical considerations to avoid disputes by bringing in clarity.


We thank our Co-Organizers:


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch

Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration

Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group

London Maritime Arbitrators Association

We thank our Supporting Organisations:



Hong Kong Shipowners Association

China Maritime Arbitration Commission

Young Professionals Shipping Network

DMET Alumni Association Hong Kong

DMET Alumni Association Singapore

Logistics Management Staff Association


Institute of Seatransport

CY Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies

Hong Kong Institute of  Arbitrators

Hong Kong Maritime Lawyers Association

Hong Kong Centre of International Commercial Arbitration

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Singapore Branch

Marine Insurers Club


We thank our Media Partners:


The Hong Kong Maritime Hub

Sailor Today

Marex Media

Shipping Tribune


Inside Marine


Supporting Organisations: (TBC)


Media Partners: (TBC)


Contact for Event

While the Webinar series is free of cost, registration is required.

(Webinar Registration - Zoom)