An Introduction to Shipping & Bunkering
Monday 20 May 2024 ~ All-day Course
Delegate Rate: £450
This one-day course provides a comprehensive overview of shipping, from the types and sizes of ships sailing the world, their cargo, trade routes and the ports they visit. It looks at ships’ crew and the jobs they do, as well as technical, operational, and financial issues, including navigation and propulsion, safety and pollution, regulation, and control, earning money, and class and insurance. It also delves into the commercial, technical, and operational side of bunkering to simplify the often complex process of refuelling sea-going vessels. This course will also explain the jargon used in shipping and bunkering.
Internationally renowned shipping and bunkering expert Nigel Draffin covers the essentials of shipping and bunkering in a comprehensive overview of these sectors, with particular emphasis on how they are mutually dependent.
Technical Consultant, Lecturer and Author
Nigel Draffin has been involved in shipping for over 50 years and in bunkering for over 25 years. He joined Shell Tankers in 1966, serving on all classes of vessel, including VLCCs and LNG tankers. In 1979, he joined the newbuilding department of Shell International Marine and later transferred to Shell’s R&D unit, specialising in control systems, fuel combustion and safety systems.
In 1986, Nigel moved to the commercial department as a bunker buyer and economics analyst, two years later becoming Head of Operational Economics, responsible for all of the fuel purchased for the Shell fleet. In 1996, he joined E. A. Gibson Shipbrokers which, in 2006, merged with US-based broking house LQM Petroleum Services, where he was Senior Broker and Technical Manager. He retired from LQM in July 2015.
Nigel is a founder member of IBIA, serving several times on its council of management, the board and as its Chairman. Nigel has written 10 books on bunkering, shipping and marine lubes published by Petrospot, and is Director of the Petrospot Academy. Nigel is a member of IMarEST and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers
The price of this event includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.
|MONDAY 20 MAY 2024
|What is shipping?
|Navigation and Propulsion
|Regulation and Control
|Safety and Pollution
|Class and Insurance
| Lunch Brreak
|Introduction to the Bunker Industry
|Basic Operations - Part 1
|Basic Operations - Part 2
|End of Course