Workshop Overview

Lack of understanding of the complexities in petroleum cargo measurement for both volume and temperature, sampling and marine custody transfer procedures could mean the difference between a deal’s profit or loss. If proper checks and balances are not done at each stage of the oil movement, it could result in cargo loss and any resultant claims would become difficult to resolve amicably leading to expensive litigation.

The loading master plays a very important role in ensuring not only that the measurements are done properly and accurately, quantity and quality is as per custody transfer requirements but that all safety procedures are followed and vessel is turned around in the quickest time. Thus, his scope of work can be more than that of a cargo surveyor by also being an expeditor and a loss prevention professional. He is also the eyes and ears of his principal on board the vessel ensuring smooth communication between various parties to prevent delays and for smooth operation.

This course provides you a unique opportunity to learn from a leading expert in this field about the role of a loading master / expeditor and his duties and obligations. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the best practices and procedures involved in custody transfer measurement, sampling and reporting of petroleum products. You will learn about the various causes of cargo losses, best practices to investigate such losses and to minimize them in the custody transfer and transportation of petroleum products. Practical workshops in this course will allow you to learn and work on actual cargo calculations including calculation of VEF and OBQ/ROB. You will also learn to communicate clearly and professionally thereby minimizing the risk of delays and losses.

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Key Benefits of Attending

  • Master operational best practices related to petroleum cargo operations and become a Loading Master
  • Expand your knowledge of potential losses in oil transfers, recognizing and minimizing such losses
  • Learn about various best practices and global standards used in oil measurement
  • Understand the procedures used in measurement and sampling of oil cargo
  • Secure understanding of oil cargo calculations including calculation of VEF and OBQ/ROB
  • Management of Tanker and Terminal interface
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Who Should Attend

Persons involved in day to day operations involving storage, shipping and transport of bulk petroleum cargoes including oil terminal executives, cargo inspectors, vessel operators, ship staff, refinery and marketing professionals, loss prevention and claims executives. Maritime lawyers, petroleum traders and brokers, marine superintendents, P&I surveyors, customs officers, shipping agents and anyone else working in the oil transportation business who wishes to expand / refresh his/her knowledge about preventing cargo losses and improving quality of operations in maritime oil transportation.