Shippers’ Council ready for 15th international maritime seminar

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Shippers’ Council ready for 15th international maritime seminar

 By Udeme Clement

The Chief Executive Officer of NSC, Mr. Hassan Bello:

 The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, has concluded plans to hold the 15th edition of the International Maritime Seminar for Judges, in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute, NJI.

 The Director, Special Duties, NSC, Mr. I.  N. Nweke made this known, explained that the seminar is slated for 3 – 5 July, 2018, at Sheraton Hotel, in Abuja.

 According to him, “The seminar aims at bringing the nation’s Judges, Lawyers, practitioners and other stakeholders together for the purpose of enriching their knowledge.  The programme is also designed to equip them deal with the challenges of interpreting and applying international maritime laws in settlement of shipping related disputes”.

 He added, “The three-day seminar will cover salient topics such as ‘Introduction to Maritime Law; Applicability of international treaties to Nigerian laws; Rights of a cargo owner at the Insolvency of the carrier; The Hanin Shipping experience; The Draft Convention in recognition of foreign Judicial sale of ships; The Nigerian position; Piracy/armed robbery at sea; Interpretation and economic implication.  The seminar will also focus on an overview of the proposed Liability regime for Inland Carriage of goods (rails, rail and waterways), that will help in defining the scope of status for legal matters involving Nigerian shippers”.

 He pointed out, “The seminar will be chaired by former Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan (GCFR, CBE), while the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Chief Walter N. Onnoghen and Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi are special guest of honour and Chief host respectively.

 “Participants expected at the programme include Hon. Justices of the Supreme Court, Court of Apeal, Justices of the Federal and State High Courts, Attorneys-General, Maritime law practitioners, shipping companies, freight forwards, transport operators and other stakeholders in the maritime and shipping industry”.


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