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 issues.

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 Answer session.

The Middle East Branch will be conducting a series of weekly webinars on similar theme. The schedule for the next 2 weeks as below:

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.