Mangaluru, Sep 25, 2017: The International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators is held biannually. About 350 to 400 delegates across the globe participate in the Congress to update themselves on the latest trends of International Maritime Arbitration. The twentieth Congress is being held at Copenhagen in Denmark from 24th September to 29th September 2017.
Out of the 110 papers that have been selected for presentation, only two are from India. On 26th September 2017, Capt John Prasad Menezes former President of KCCI will be Speaking on ‘Carriage of Grain Cargo and Fumigation- Techno Legal Issue in Arbitration’. The paper provides an insight to the new ‘BIMCO Cargo Fumigation’ Clause of Sept 2015, introduced in the Industry recently. Incidentally Baltic International Maritime Organization (BIMCO) is headquartered at Copenhagen. KCCI regularly interacts with BIMCO and provides inputs to BIMCO calendar, Port Charter Party Holidays and local maritime issues of interest at the International level.
More Information of ICMA XX Copenhagen is available on http:// icma 2017 copenhagen.org
Full extracts of the paper ‘Carriage of Grain Cargo and Fumigation- Techno Legal issues in Arbitration’ by Capt John Prasad Menezes will be available at KCCI office from 27th September 2017 onwards. Ships call New Mangalore Port to discharge/load grain cargo under Voyage and Time Charter Parties where fumigation has been an issue and concern of debate. Shippers and receivers of Grain Cargo can benefit in knowledge from this paper where three local case studies involving fumigation are highlighted.