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BIMCO's Chief Documentary Affairs Officer Visits SMU
On the morning of November 26, Mr. Grant Hunter, BIMCO's Chief Documentary Affairs Officer visited SMU. Prof. Jin Yongxing, Vice President of SMU warmly met with Mr. Hunter and had an in-depth discussion on future cooperation with him.
During his visit, Mr. Hunter delivered an excellent speech titled “The Documentary Work of BIMCO - the challenge of standardizing charter parties, bills of lading and other shipping documents” for SMU teachers and students. He elaborated the working process of BIMCO in drafting standard contracts and model clauses for international shipping industry, which had deepened understanding and broadened horizons on legal documents such as GENCON, New Shipbuilding Contract and Bareboat (demise) Charter Party. After the lecture, he answered to the questions raised by students. Mr. Hunter also visited BIMCO Corner in SMU Library and Maritime Simulation Center.
Mr. Grant Hunter possessed a Master of Maritime policy and Law from London School of Economics and Political Science. Since 1997, he has been working in BIMCO Documentary Affairs Office and now he is in charge of the formulation and amendment of BIMCO standard contracts and clauses.