[Penang 2-Day] Managing The Bill of Lading in Shipping
Course Information
  • 26-Aug-2020
  • The Light Hotel, Prai
  • Stephen Kum
  • English
  • RM 1150 RM 1050
    Until 17 Aug 2020
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

Shipping Functions and related activities are to be reckoned as a fulfillment and tactical process and not merely an operational business activity. In global shipping, at each segment of the sea distribution chain, the cargo flow must be identified and relevant parties should be aware of their role and liability.

The bill of Lading supposedly acts as a legal safety net for the consignor, consignee and carrier within their limitation and scope. However, in the contract of COGSA, the carrier is protected more and immunized to most aspects of the shipping contractual undertakings. Hence, any risks of intangibles and tangibles are posing a critical impact to the shippers and consignees respectively.


This course is specially designed for all shipping personnel, executives and managers. Is beneficial and relevant to staff from Logistics, Distribution, Procurement, Marketing, Planning, Costing and Finance.


• Understanding the terms and conditions in the carriage of goods by sea
• Familiarizing the pitfalls and shortfalls of shipping in the fulfillment chain
• Addressing the global risks and costs factors of bill of Lading in operation
• Learning to mitigate the related logistics friction in the land and sea sides


A seminar based workshop with assignments, case studies and interactive sessions.


[HRDF/ SBL Claimable]

Date : 26 – 27 August 2020 (Wed – Thu)
Time : 9.00AM – 5.00PM
Venue: The Light Hotel, Prai

Early Bird Offer (before 31 Jul 2020) – RM 950
Special Offer (before 17 Aug 2020) – RM 1050
Normal Fee – RM 1150

- Fee includes Course Notes, Certificate of Completion & 6% Service Tax

** Discount **
SST2u Learner's Card members are entitled to 15% overriding discount


1. The roles and responsibilities of shipping service providers and users
• Non-nominated and nominated parties in the sea distribution chain
• Types of carriers and liners versus types of forwarders and non-vessel operators
• Complementary roles of the port and terminal operator including customs

2. International sea transport conventions in global shipping
• Explaining the Hague and Hague Visby ruling and implications
• Explaining the Hamburg ruling liberalization and implications
• Explaining the contemporary Rotterdam ruling and implications

3. Functionality and purpose of the bill of Lading in contractual practice
• The immunity factors of the carriage of goods by sea act
• The empowerment rights of ship owner in discharging duties
• The litigation weakness of cargo owner in shipping disputes

4. Different types of bill of Lading and their virtual interpretation
• The 4 integration bill of Ladings focusing the transport modes and routing
• The 4 functionality bill of Ladings highlighting the basic application
• The 2 neutrality bill of Ladings exposing the vulnerability of inherent risks

5. Characteristics and features of a Master and House bill of Lading
• The operational weakness of the house bill of Lading
• The volatility usage of the master bill of Lading
• The collusion intensity of the master and house bill of Lading

6. Ways to control and manage the bill of Lading in use
• Analyzing the tactical issues in the pre departure planning stage
• Analyzing the viability and authenticity of the contractual parties
• Analyzing the destructive threats of the carrier’s voyage and routing

7. Managing shipping strategies in the execution of bill of Lading
• Using the ‘shipping partnership’ approach in aligning contractual strength
• Deploying the ‘risk point’ methodology in reinforcing fulfilment level
• Adopting the ‘lead time gap’ fundamentals in mitigating risk barriers

8. Managing documentation and logistics in shipping
• Banking documents in Documentary Credit and logistics compliance
• Commercial documents in import export and logistics unification
• Statutory documents in customs clearance and logistics essentialities


Certified HRDF Trainer

Stephen Kum graduated with Master of Business Administration from Newport University, United States. He is a fellow of the Institute of Freight Forwarders (UK), The Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK), The Institute of Business Administration (UK), Professional Member of Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society and former Vice Chairman of Persatuan Logistik Selangor.

He has more than 28 years of hands-on experience in the field of international trade, global procurement, freight and logistics supply chain management. His consultancy expertise relates to implementing logistics strategy, criteria in selection of carriers, supply chain integration and Incoterms contracts.

He held various senior positions as Managing Director of a global logistics service provider with regional offices in United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Asia. On contractual appointment, he was the Country Manager with Esprit Shipping (HK), Sales Director with Karl Schroff Associate (US) and Regional Manager with Port Cargo Ltd (UK). His affiliation includes Cambridge International College (UK) as their Logistic Program Examiner and Durham Logistics College (UK) as their Program Consultant. Currently, a Resident Consultant for SCS Consultation Services (UK) and TPL Global Chains Management (US).

He has been involved in corporate training and development since 2002 for manufacturers, multinational companies, trade associations and trade and tourism divisions of foreign embassies. He has developed various freight forwarding programs for Institute Technology Multimedia, logistics programs for Sentral City Institute and post graduate programs in supply chain management for Camden University and export trade management for Metropolitan University.


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