IBIA Basic Bunkering Course – Online
1st June 2023 @ 8:00 am – 31st December 2024 @ 5:00 pm
The IBIA Basic Bunkering Course is a programme of training modules designed to introduce new entrants or staff with limited knowledge of the bunker industry to the most important aspects of the bunker industry. It consists of 5 modules each lasting just over 1 hour presented by IBIA Board member, Nigel Draffin. The course materials have been peer reviewed by members of the relevant IBIA Working Groups.
Module 1. An Introduction to Bunkering covers the origin and all of the different aspects of our industry at a level suitable for those with limited experience of the industry or its day to day activities. It should prepare students for the more detailed modules that follow.
Module 2. Basic commercial practice. This covers the way a buyer submits his bunker requirement to the sellers in the market, receives and evaluates the offers from the sellers, negotiates the deal and settles the payment.
Module 3. Basic technical understanding. This covers the production, composition, specification, on board treatment and potential issues with the normal grades of marine fuels. It does not require any specialist technical knowledge.
Module 4. Basic bunker operations. This covers the operational aspects of delivering fuel to ships. The fist part covers the decision on quantities required and the calculation of the quantities supplied. The second part covers the practical aspects of the three main methods of delivery (barge, pipeline and road tanker).
Module 5. Real life. This final module deals with the practical issues that can disrupt the routine bunker operation. Disputes over quality, quantity, delays, cancellation and payment issues.
Completing these 5 modules will prepare the students for the general online training modules produced by IBIA on a wide variety of topics.