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.
I could not think of improving the course. Modules gave just the right amount of information as to not swamp you.