Bunker Trading and Operations 2018 • Piraeus

We are pleased to offer this intensive two-day course examines bunker trading and sales, price risk management, fuel supply and bunkering operations. It will cover the essentials of oil trading, cargo purchase and terminal storage, it will also cover fuel quality and availability, the use of alternative fuels, and the far-reaching impact on global bunker markets of new emissions regulations. The course includes practical exercises and tests and provides very helpful ‘real-life’ examples to illustrate the key areas covered.

Subjects covered will include:

  • The International Shipping Business
  • International Oil & Bunker Markets
  • Oil Refining Overview
  • Bunker Blending
  • Bunker Price Risk Management
  • Claims and Claims Management

The course is hosted by Capital Ship Management and Express Energy at their prestigious offices in Piraeus. As a result we are able to reduce the costs substantially from the standard rate of £1,275 (which includes all course materials, lunches, breaks, course dinner and Course Certificate) to £975 a saving of £300. 


Who should attend?


Staff and management involved in all areas of Bunker activity, including production, sales/purchases, trading, shipping, storage or operations; professional personnel inside and outside oil and shipping companies who interface with these functions, such as legal, banking, insurance, finance and production; government and public sector staff who deal with companies operating in this field.



draffin nigel closerNigel Draffin

Nigel Draffin served at sea with Shell Tankers, coming ashore to Shell International Marine in New Building and Research departments; in 1986 he became the bunker buyer and performance manager.

In 1996, he joined Gibson Shipbrokers as Manager of the bunker department. In 2006 he moved to LQM Petroleum Services as Technical Manager. Since 2015, he has continued involvement with a range of shipping-related activities, including assistance with construction and operation of LNG carriers and oil tankers; and consultancy on technical shipping matters. He has arbitrated and given expert opinions and is a supporting member of LMAA.

He is a founder member of the International Bunker Industry Association; a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers; and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. He is the course director of the Petrospot range of bunkering courses and a frequent presenter at bunker conferences. He has written 12 books on Bunkering published by Petrospot.


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Registration Option

Bunker Trading - Discount:

£975   (Save £300)




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