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Liquefaction of Bulk Cargoes Seminar

Protect your crew and vessels. Prevent the mechanisms which cause liquefication.

The seminar will provide insight into both the theory and practicalities of liquefaction. Understand the technical, financial and legal implications of liquefied bulk cargoes.


Risk, liability and claims: the legal and financial perspective

  • Who is liable in the event of an incident? Owners’ and charterers’ rights
  • What do I need to know to accurately predict risk?
  • Current trends in claims
  • How to advise clients/ members

Ports, compliance and testing: expert operational know-how

  • In pursuit of compliance – understanding and overcoming issues facing masters at port
  • A discussion of the benefits and limitations of current and future testing methods
  • What do masters need to know before accepting a cargo?

Latest guidelines and regulations: charting a course through unfamiliar waters

  • Updates on the IMSBC code
  • Discussions on regulation, guidelines and testing procedures

Understanding the threat: the science behind liquefaction

  • An easy to understand breakdown of the liquefaction process
  • Preparedness – the conditions under which liquefaction occurs
  • Why are some cargoes more prone to liquefying?

Reality check: high risk cargoes and liquefaction hot spots

  • Understanding why certain regions experience more incidents
  • An update on the current situation in the Philippines and Indonesia
  • High risk cargoes with a propensity to liquify

Findings and implications: discovering the way forward

  • The implications of the Global Bauxite Working Group's crucial findings on the carriage of bulk cargoes
  • The influence of mining locations on bauxite's properties
  • Understanding the modified Proctor-Fagerberg test method

Who attends

An international audience comprising of delegates from all the major global shipping hubs.

Maritime professionals including shipowners, salvors, master mariners and coastal administration and port authorities.

Legal and insurance experts including claims managers, casualty lawyers, P&I correspondents, underwriters and others.



Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the world’s largest provider of professional development courses and academic education qualifications for the maritime industry. Our exceptional programmes are carefully designed both in-house and in partnership with renowned educational bodies.

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