Introduction to Tanker Operations

July 8, 2013

This introductory one-day course provides an overview of tanker and terminal operations. Participants will learn key shipping concepts, such as:

  • Types of Tankers – Vessel Vetting
  • Port State Control – COC – ISM – ISPS
  • Classification Societies – Flag States
  • Servants of Owners – Pilots, Tugs
  • Agents – Owners / Charterers
  • Navigation – Draft – Trim – List
  • Customs Clearance – Free Pratique – Immigration
  • Bunkering – Lightering – Deballasting – Ballasting
  • COW – Inerting – Deinerting
  • Key Meeting – Load / Discharge Scheduling
  • Tank Cleaning – Stowage – Cargo Handling
  • Pumping – Backpressure – Vapor Recovery
  • Cargo Measurement – Documents
  • Worldscale – Voyage Costing
  • Importance of Load / Discharge Port Rotation