The course mixes theory and practise and explores commercial and technical issues, regulatory requirements plus key operational and safety matters.
Study this 12 week programme and you will:
The course begins with a thorough explanation of the role the bunkering business plays in the shipping industry, plus the fundamentals and key players operating within the bunkering sector.
This module examines the technical and physical nature of marine fuel, the required quality and how it is produced. It also introduces recent and future fuels coming into use.
Participants will then progress to study operations relating to handling and storage of bunker fuel. This includes systems for keeping it under control on-board, and procedures for managing it at sea and in port.
This module looks at adverse issues which can occur. Participants will discover international regulations applying to managing bunker fuel, and how to minimise the impact in the event of mishaps (and prevent them happening in the first place).
This section focuses on the trading process for ship fuel. Participants will examine each stage of the commercial process, and assess best-practice pricing and purchasing strategies.
The course concludes by looking into common legal issues in the bunkering industry. This includes types of contract, necessary documentation and procedures in the event of a claim.
Qualification: Lloyd's Maritime Academy and IBC Academy Professional Development Course
Start date: 1st March 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs
This course has provided me with more knowledge of the bunkering industry which I am about to venture to. Many thanks for the detailed course, I am sure I will refer to the material many times in the future.
Ian has been involved in the shipping industry for many years in various capacities with P&O Cruises, Deep Sea Seals, Hamworthy (now part of Wärtsilä) and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). More recently he has been running
his own consultancy and research business focusing on fuel oil quality and bunkering, acting as an expert witness in bunker disputes as well as presenting at conferences around the world.
We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.
A good overview of the bunkering world and transaction
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