Laytime & Demurrage Online Seminar

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    Dates: 9, 10 & 15 April 2024

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    Duration: 3 Sessions

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    Hours: 19:30 – 21:30 (GMT +3)
  • Fees: 350 € (Including tuition fees & reading material)
    ICS Members are eligible to a discount 20% on all HMC Professional Maritime Seminars


This online seminar provides an in-depth analysis of laytime concepts and calculations, offering a practical approach to addressing daily chartering and operational challenges. Geared towards individuals seeking advanced knowledge in the applications of laytime and demurrage, the seminar covers specific areas essential for professionals in the maritime industry.


Introduction to Laytime & Demurrage Concept

Types of Laytime 

Charterparties and clauses

Commencement of Laytime  

Statement of Facts

Interruptions / Exceptions

Demurrage & Despatch

Calculating Laytime: Practical Examples of Laytime Calculations

English vs U.S. Law Differences


The seminar will be exclusively delivered online through three fully tutored live learning sessions. Upon completing registration, participants will receive an email containing all necessary information and the relevant link to join the webinars. No special equipment is required for participation, except for a camera and a microphone. The seminar is conducted in English.

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This seminar is suitable for Operations & Chartering Executives, Ship Owners & Ship Managers, Brokers & Traders, Legal and Marine Insurance Professionals, Claims Executives, and Lawyers.

Tutor & CV

Cpt Andreas Georgiou, FICS, Managing Director, Gregale (Dry Bulk) Shipping

After graduating Leonteio Lykeio Patission in 1991, Capt. Georgiou attended the Hellenic Merchant Marine Academy and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor in Nautical Science. He served on board Bulk Carriers, RoRos and Cruisers as well as in various Navy units as a Naval Officer. Started his career ashore as an operator of handy bulk carriers at ADRIATICO Ltd. and quickly added chartering in his activities. After being 13 years with Eurochart S.A. as a Chartering Manager, Ursa Shipbrokers in the same position, Managing Director at Grace Trading Corporation LLC and he is now the Director of GREGALE (DRY BULK) SHIPPING, operator of Dry Cargoes and Vessels. Holds a MSc in Marine IT applications and a second one on international relations. Apart from Greek, which is his mother tongue, he also speaks English, French, Italian and German. Among other academic publications he has also published two more papers on correlation of the BDI with other economic figures. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers