About this Training Course 

Marine fuel producers and suppliers strive to meet lower sulphur limits in a very competitive global market. However because bunkers represent more than 50% of the operating costs of a ship, marine fuel buyers seek to obtain the lowest possible price.

These two factors seem to put pressure on quality, and claims appear to be increasing. Not only do engines suffer damage but ships are delayed on voyages to effect emergency repairs and further time and costs are usually involved with unscheduled port visits for de-bunkering and additional repairs. Occasionally waste products are found in bunker fuel and these are not immediately detected by routine analysis. Obtaining technical evidence to support damage claims resulting from such incidents is complex and costly and if this process is not handled carefully all parties in the supply chain can be stranded with high costs and little chance of recovery.

This course is designed to address all the aspects of bunker fuel production, markets, supply chain logistics, delivery procedures, measurement, specifications, sampling, fuel treatment on board, routine and advanced analysis and claims management.

Key issues on the 2020 fuels such as the types of fuels and quality that will be available in 2020 as well as the new potential for quality claims will be covered. The course will also examine charterparty clauses, use on board ship, key points for sellers, buyers and end users, and planning for 2020 in relation to supply chain and preparation of ships to comply by 2020.

This intensive and highly interactive course is structured to introduce delegates to the complex world of bunkering from production through to consumption and claims management. They will certainly leave the course with a good knowledge and understanding of:

  • Bunker Markets, supply and demand
  • Specifications and Regulations
  • Delivery Procedures, measurement and documentation
  • Test methods and quality evaluation
  • Handling and treatment of fuel on board ship
  • Claims Management
  • Needs for 2020

The course is designed for those involved across the whole bunker industry from production through consumption and of course the support industries. It is aimed at those with a basic knowledge gained from a few years in the industry and in particular senior management.

  • Producers, Traders, Brokers and Suppliers
  • Purchasers and Technical Managers and Superintendents, Chief Engineers
  • Service providers, Surveyors, Inspectors, Analysts, Insurers and members of the legal profession
  • Claims handlers, Technical advisers