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Celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2017 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) are organizing the 9th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2017 in Hong Kong, from 22nd to 25th May 2017.


The Institute of Seatransport, participating in the event, will conduct an Industrial Session on Wednesday afternoon, 24th May 2017, focusing 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).

Various issues arising from the casualties where the vessel is insured on Hull & Machinery and Increased Value subject to Institute Time Clauses will be discussed, including:

  • 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).

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 enrolment by using this link.

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Seventh (7th) SESSION ON THURSDAY 18th May 2017

This is the second series of workshops with a theme of “Inter-disciplinary Maritime Practice” (IMP), which is jointly organized by The Hong Kong Logistics Management Staff Association (HKLMSA), C.Y. Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies, PolyU (ICMS) and the Hong Kong Seamen Union (HKSU). It employs the same methodology and format like the IMP Workshop Series I of 2014, which was conceived to cover the entire lifespan of a ship, from the decision to purchase to its final loss or scrapping, and to provide a platform for eminent professionals from the Hong Kong Maritime Industry to share their expertise and valuable experience with fellow professionals, young entrants in particular, in the shipping fraternity of the Greater China Region, in interactive sessions of Q&A discussions.

The Seventh Session of the IMP Workshop Series II is on MARINE INSURANCE with focus on the risks covered as Hull & Machinery, Protection & Indemnity, Offshore Units and Specialized Vessels.

Guest moderators for this 7th Session will be Mr. Sid Lock and Mr. Thorbjorn Emmanuelson from Gard (HK) Ltd.

All members, non-members and guests are cordially invited to attend the Seventh Workshop.

Seventh Workshop:

Time/Date : 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm on Thursday 18th May 2017

Venue          : HK Polytechnic University Room PQ303

Language   : English (Questions in Cantonese and/or Putonghua are welcomed, though)

Charge        : Members – HK$50.00 Non-members – HK$100.00

Parties who are interested can contact Miss Catherine Chow at Tel: 2771-6180 or for details, or by using this link.

The Panel of Moderators is:


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