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Certificate in Bunkering Operations and Management

Develop your legal, technical, operational and commercial knowledge in bunkering - training and education course by tutored distance learning

Starts 3 March 2021

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Certificate in Bunkering Operations and Management

The Certificate in Bunkering Operations and Management is ideal for anyone involved with bunker fuel who requires an in-depth understanding of the industry, the way the market operates, commercial, technical and operational considerations, plus how the industry is regulated. Delivered by flexible online distance learning, this bunker training course fulfils the bunker management school requirements for everyone in the industry.

When: 3 March 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks

Ideal for:

  • Suppliers, refiners, traders and brokers wanting to perfect their understanding of technical, physical and commercial issues
  • Shipowners, company executives, superintendents and cost controllers looking to develop their knowledge of legal, contractual and regulatory bunkering issues
  • Lawyers, insurers, mediators, solicitors and other legal professionals dealing with bunker sales and disputes
  • Oil and gas professionals needing to become familiar with the commercial bunker market
    Industry regulators, testing agency staff, port agents and port safety personnel requiring wider industry knowledge
  • New entrants to the bunker sector requiring a detailed understanding of the business and wider support roles

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Introduction to the Bunker Industry
  • Marine Fuels: Production, Standards, Specifications and Blending
  • Bunkering Operations, Procedures and Handling
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations and Compliance
  • Commercial and Financial Considerations: Sale and Purchase, Pricing and Hedging
  • Legal and Contractual Issues

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

"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."

Norma Rose, Narl Refining Ltd

Course Director

ian adams

Ian Adams
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.

"A good overview of the bunkering world and transaction"

Captain Mahendra Babooa,  Mauritius Shipping Corporation Ltd