Maritime Week Americas 2014 • Panama

An introduction to Shipping


Monday 19 May 2014 ~ Full-day Course

This one-day course explains the basics of ships and the business of shipping and is suitable for new entrants to the maritime sector as well as non-specialists.

The course will cover the essential elements of vessels, cargo and shipping. Subject addressed include trade routes, the fundamentals of shipping and ship types, the port environment, navigation, onboard ship organisation and manning, chartering, broking, classification and insurance, international maritime conventions, finance, bunkering, and essential information on key technical, operational, legal and commercial issues.
The course content provides an indispensable checklist for those embarking on a career in the maritime industry or for those whose business requires an understanding of shipping commerce and practices.

Please note: Programme details shall be added here as the programme develops.

MONDAY 19 MAY 2014
08:30 Course registration
09:00 Introduction

Course Director: Nigel Draffin, Technical Manager, LQM Petroleum Services and Chairman, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)

09:10 What is shipping?
•    The history
•    The  activities
•    The market and world trade
09:45 The ships 
•    Ship types and sizes
•    Speed and running costs
10:45 Networking Coffee Break
11:00 The people
•    Manning
•    Organisation
•    Training
•    Daily work
11:45 Navigation and propulsion
•    Where are we? 
•    Where are we going?
•    Ship machinery
•    Navigation and communications
12:15 Regulation and control
•    Flag state
•    Port state
•    Conventions and regulations
13:11 Networking Lunch
13:45 Earning money
•    Charters
•    Brokers
•    Banks
•    Buying and selling ships
14:30 Ports
•    Geography
•    Infrastructure
•    Utility and organisation
15:15 Networking Coffee Break
15:30 Safety and pollution
•    Water and atmospheric pollution
•    Ship safety
•    Salvage
16:00 Class and insurance
•    Class
•    P & I 
•    Hull and Machinery
16:30 Shipping law and disputes
•    Disputes
•    Ship arrest
•    Maritime liens
•    Dispute resolution methods
16:50 Certificates and Close
17:00 End of the Course


 meyers group



 ow bunker










 quinn oil

 bp marine


 vt maritime logistics

 distri candelaria

ct energia

For More Information

Please contact:
Elena Melis
Tel: +44 1295 814455

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