Bunker Trading and Operations 2018 • Piraeus


 capital ship management  express energy

This two-day advanced-level course examines shipping, bunker trading, supply and procurement, price and credit risk exposure, bunkering operations, and avoiding and managing claims.

The course will cover the essentials of oil trading, cargo purchase and terminal storage, fuel quality and availability, the use of alternative fuels, and the far-reaching impact on global bunker markets of new emissions regulations, particularly the implications of the IMO 0.50% global sulphur cap.

The course includes practical exercises and tests and provides helpful ‘real-life’ examples to illustrate the key areas covered.

As a direct result of the generous hosting of this course by Capital Ship Management and Express Energy, Petrospot has been able to reduce the delegate fee for this event by £300 / Euro 340.


Who should attend?


Types of Company: National Oil Companies • Independent Suppliers • Bunker Traders • Brokers • Barge Operators • Shipowners • Major Oil Companies • Shipping Agents • Law Firms • Testing Agencies • Lubricant Suppliers • Refiners • Charterers • Fuel Distributors • Storage Companies • Ship Managers • Storage & Blending 



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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Bunker Trading & Operations:





capital ship management 

express energy





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