(EnergyAsia, May 29, Thursday) — ‘Shipping Capital 2008: Sale and Purchase (SNP)’ will be held at the Sheraton Towers in Singapore from July 29 to 31.

Over the years, there has been an unprecedented fleet growth due to the boom in world trade. Vessel prices have surged, making the market an increasingly risky business. 

Organised by IBC Asia, the event will address key issues surrounding the shipping SNP market with focus on brokerage, insurance, financial and legal requirements of ship owners and managers. It will examine the obligations and rights to SNP contracts, and review recent transactions as well as special legal proceedings.

The event aims to equip ship owners and management with an understanding of ship financing tools, insurance packages and legal aid available for acquiring vessels.

Topics addressed include market volatility, global downturn, financing and investing in SNP, in-house SNP versus brokered deals, the financing landscape, trading strategy, effects on claims exposures and risk management, funding shipping investments, alternative fund raising, market cycles, asset play, vessel register, legal issues, and the role and purpose of insurance.

Speakers at the event include Khalid Hashim (Precious Shipping Public Company), Tim Huxley (Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings), Alvin Cheng (PST Management), Quah Ban Huat (Rickmers Trust Management), Subhungshu Dutt (PIL), Tan Hua Joo (Seacastle Inc), Anshukanth Taneja (South East Asia Standard & Poor’s Ratings Centre), Matthias Umlauf (HSH Nord Bank), Tan Hui Tsing (Joseph Tan Jude Benny), Kate Roberts and Kate Sherrard (Watson Farley & Williams), Derek Tan (Rajah & Tann), Winston Kwek (Rajah & Tann), Martin Lanting (Raets P&I), Annie Ng (International Registries Pte Ltd), Stephen (Lloyd’s Shipping Economist) and Paul Chang (HSH Nordbank).

A pre-conference workshop on the ‘Practical Approach to Sale and Purchase’ will be held on July 29. It will examine recent SNP legal issues and the risks involved in today’s activities. Workshop directors include Winston Kwek (Rajah & Tann), Kate Sherrard (Watson Farley & Williams) and Tan Hui Tsing (Joseph Tan Jude Benny).

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