Trading and shipping working together

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Nov 10, 2015 09:30 AM to
Nov 13, 2015 05:30 PM



You will learn what to focus on when choosing a vessel, and what vetting issues might arise. The emphasis of the course is on sound commercial practice, drawing on the working knowledge and experience of the course experts. You will consider how commercial trading contracts and charter party negotiations need to stand side by side. You will understand how to calculate freight rates and demurrage looking at what the charter party allows and does not. It focuses on the implementation of tactics and practical strategies for enhancing commercial returns and business performance in tanker transportation, both from the charterers' and owners' perspectives. The final day is set aside for operational issues that arise and how to deal with them. This course is enhanced with the practical sessions to provide you with hands-on experience of decision making in this area.


Who is this course for?

Traders, commercial, operational and financial personnel from trading, ship-owning & operating companies

Transportation management

Chemicals producers, trading & distribution companies

Personnel from banks & financial institutions, accountants and law firms



Understand key issues facing players in today’s energy shipping markets

Calculate shipping requirements, such as Worldscale, calculate freight costs, undertake voyage estimate, and time charter conversions

Know the process of tanker chartering and the role of the broker

Evaluate the options available for oil, products and bulk liquid chemicals transportation

Estimate freight rates for potential business

Understand the essential elements of a voyage charter party and the differences in owners’ and charters’ obligations under different forms of charter

Participate in the preparation for, and the conduct of, charter party negotiations.


Course comprises a number of technical visits:

Port of Rotterdam

Vopak Oil Terminal


More information about this event…

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam, Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam, 1011 DK, Netherlands
+ 44 (0) 207 183 4507
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