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Middle East Branch conducts first in series of webinars
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020
The ICS- Middle East Branch conducted its first webinar of the
new series on "Documentary Issues in Shipping - Covid-19" on
11th April 2020.
418 participants from 29 countries registered for the event.
The Covid-19 situation around the world has thrown challenges
which were not known before. The trade, be it shippers,
charterers, owners or operators are facing situations drastically
affecting their businesses. Many of the issues being faced are new
and needs novel solutions and approaches.
The objective of the webinar was to give clarity on some these
Mr. Muthu Jagannath FICS of the Singapore branch presented the
topic impeccably. He covered specific issues faced by the trade due
to the pandemic such as documents not reaching destination,
documents being stuck in banking channels and consequences due to
lockdowns. He also talked about force majeure and how it affects
contracts of carriage. The webinar was followed by a Question and
The Middle East Branch will be conducting a series of weekly
webinars on similar theme. The schedule for the next 2 weeks as
18th Apr - COVID 19 - Disruptions in Commodity Trade : Whose
Baby is it? By Ms Franky George of Charterer's P & I Club
25th Apr - Successful Leadership in Times of Uncertainty by
Prof Christopher Abraham of SP Jain Institute of Management.
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