The tanker chartering academy

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Tanker Chartering online course
Course Duration: 1.5 hours
Course contents:
  • An overview of daily Chartering officer responsibilities

  • Supply and demand monitoring

  • The ins & outs of charter decision-making

  • A deep dive into cargo movement: from loading to discharge

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04 Cargo Selection
Intro
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01 Tanker Shipping Basics
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4. Cargo Selection

4. Cargo Selection

Question 1
The TCE, the voyage duration as well as the Charterer's preference (i.e. age or capacity) are key considerations during the cargo selection from the Chartering Officer.
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Question 2
Q88 is considered the identity card of a tanker as it includes all key technical characteristics of the vessel. Q88 is the most critical document required in any cargo discussion.
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Question 3
The vessel itinerary (ETB/ETS) is a critical parameter to take into consideration before fixing a vessel.
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01 Tanker Shipping Basics
1. Tanker Shipping Basics

1. Tanker Shipping Basics

Explore the Tanker Shipping Basics starting with an overview of the different cargo types and vessel classes. Understand the capital and operating expenditure of tankers and get to know the crew composition on board.

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02 Introduction to Tanker Chartering
2. Introduction to Tanker Chartering

2. Introduction to Tanker Chartering

Introduce yourself to the Tanker Chartering world. Get an overview of vessel technical characteristics, clarify the differences between vessel ownership and management, the voyage and fixture definition as well as the Chartering department ecosystem and interactions.

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03 Tanker Chartering Daily Routine
3. Tanker Chartering Daily Routine

3. Tanker Chartering Daily Routine

Understand the Chartering department’s daily routine, including communication with Brokers and the marketing of vessels, the market and competition monitoring, the voyage options assessment and earnings estimation.

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04 Cargo Selection
4. Cargo Selection

4. Cargo Selection

Get into the calculations for the optimal cargo selection and deep dive in voyage income, expense and duration components. Understand the drivers of cargo assessment and selection.

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05 Fixing Negotiation
5. Fixing Negotiation

5. Fixing Negotiation

Dive into the pre-fixing stage, cover the offering and negotiation process including the key terms, clauses and time validity importance.

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06 Tanker Operations Ecosystem
6. Tanker Operations Ecosystem

6. Tanker Operations Ecosystem

Understand the Tanker Operations ecosystem, how a vessel Operator communicates with other departments in the company as well as how they interact with external stakeholders. Have also a look at their daily routine which includes route, speed, weather and consumption monitoring, voyage information handling and voyage management system updates.

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07 Tanker Operations Key Actions
7. Tanker Operations Key Actions

7. Tanker Operations Key Actions

Familiarize yourself with the communications driven by the Operator during the pre-fixing stage. Dive into the key actions while the voyage is performed including matters related to cargo operations and transportation, tanks preparation, port calls, vessel certificates and much more.

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08 Bunkering Function
8. Bunkering Function

8. Bunkering Function

Introduce yourself to the bunkering universe, getting to learn about vessel consumption, different fuels and bunkering options. Bunkers procurement is a pre-requisite for the voyage planning, optimal voyage execution and cost minimization.

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09 Port Cost Management
9. Port Cost Management

9. Port Cost Management

Get an overview of the port operations from arrival to sail and understand the breakdown of port costs. Port call optimization has a material impact on voyage duration and expenses.

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10 Post Fixture Operations
10. Post Fixture Operations

10. Post Fixture Operations

Understand the post voyage operations and the process of freight, demurrage and claims statement, invoicing, negotiation and collection.

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