Dear Members and Partners
Please receive below details of a webinar event scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 4pm on the Zoom platform being hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright
The registration details are included in the invitation and you will receive the link directly from the organisers.
Please join our hosts, Norton Rose Fulbright for a virtual panel discussion where we will look at the challenges that mining houses, in particular, have faced in transporting product to market, and how that might continue throughout 2021.
Invitation details can be viewed below:
Demurrage: The new normal in mining?
2021 Mining Indaba virtual panel discussion
The Journal of Commerce has reported that “[t]he container shipping industry is marshalling a response to signs of a building import backlog as some retailers and manufacturers fail to pick up containers because warehouses are full or closed due to not being deemed essential service providers responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Whether it’s machinery packed in containers, or a Cape Size waiting to load thousands of tons of ore, reduced port and logistics efficiencies and international border closures have affected all stakeholders in the supply chain.
Demurrage and detention charges can seriously impact forecasted profits, and the ongoing challenges to transport efficiency means that these will only become more common. The issues of how to avoid unexpected claims, or who is liable for these charges, and under what conditions they might not be liable, are well worn issues, but bear a closer look as pressure in the system builds.
Please join us for a virtual panel discussion where we will look at the challenges that mining houses, in particular, have faced in transporting product to market, and how that might continue throughout 2021.
Christina Pretorius, Head of Mining (South Africa)
Andrew Robinson, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Chair
Malcolm Hartwell, Master Mariner, Head of Transport (South Africa)
Shelley Chapelski, Partner, Head of Shipping for Canada and President of the Canadian Maritime Law Association (Canada)
Utsav Mathur, Partner, Houston (USA)
Vishal Deeplaul, CEO, Grindrod Terminals (South Africa)
We remind you that the Mining Indaba 2021 is fully virtual, and registration is free. You can click here to participate.
Date: 3 February, 2021
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 CAT