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IFSPA 2017 Conference

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Our Ref.         :         IS/1005/2017

Date                  :         10 May 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re :  IFSPA 2017 Conference

The 9th International Form on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA 2017) will be held at the PolyU campus from 22nd  to 25th  May 2017 (Monday-Thursday). The Conference which is organised by the C.Y. Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies (C.Y. Tung ICMS) and the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS) of The Faculty of Business (FB) is one of the highlights of the PolyU 80th Anniversary in 2017.

Institute of Seatransport is one of the Supporting Organisation of the Conference and will participate in the event, conducting an Industrial Session on Wednesday afternoon, 24th May 2017, which will focus on the professional expertise on marine insurance practice, and the role of Hong Kong as an international maritime centre under OBOR.

Mr. Raymond T C Wong, Chairman of the Institute, and Principal of Asia Maritime Adjusting (Hong Kong), will take lead with support of Mr. C H Wong and guest moderators (maritime claims practitioners) to present a 2-hour interactive workshop on:

PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF MARINE INSURANCE - From Casualty to Collection of Claims:

(a) General and Particular Average on Ship (arising from loss of steering control    

         whilst the vessel was proceeding with cargo in containers);

(b) Constructive Total Loss of Vessel (arising from a collision at sea resulting in the  vessel voluntarily beaching with cargo on board).

To discuss various issues arising from the casualties where the vessel is insured on Hull & Machinery and Increased Value subject to Institute Time Clauses, which include:

·       General Average - Identifying GA; decision to declare GA; port of Refuge Expenses; substituted Expenses; insurance on Average Disbursements; provision of security and demand of security; place of Adjustment; applying claim to policies of insurances; Cargo’s refusal to contribute

·       Particular Average - Cause of damage and onus of proof; due diligence proviso; when did the damage occur - which Policy pays; how many accidents and deductibles are involved; what can be claimed - method of repairs and reasonable cost of repairs

·       Constructive Total Loss -  Options open to the Assured; Notice of Abandonment; onus of proof on the Assured; what goes in to calculating CTL on figures; Sue & Labour Charges in addition to CTL 

Mr. C H Wong, Member of the Institute, and Director of Five Oceans Maritime Ltd. will then present on:

THE ROLE OF Hong Kong AS AN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CENTRE UNDER OBOR which will examine its position as an International Ship Finance Centre (ISFC) and International Logistics Hub (ILH).

The programme is as follows:-

Wednesday, 24th May 2017

Venue: HK Polytechnic University Room R1205

Programme: 1330 – 1530 Practical Aspects of Marine Insurance

     1530 – 1600 Coffee Break – Net-Working

     1600 – 1700 One Belt One Road

Medium: English (Questions in Cantonese &/or Putonghua are welcome, though)

Charge:   Free

For those who are interested, please send the attached reply slip at the earliest

convenience to or by fax: 2581 0004 for enrollment.

Please contact Ms. Clair Wong of the Secretarial Office at 2581 0003 for any enquiries.


Chan Kam Wing /Activities Sub-Committee


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