Workshop Overview

Markets are becoming increasingly risky as fl¬uctuations in freight rates and ship prices have increased substantially in recent years. This calls for prudent control of freight rates, ship values, bunker price, credit, foreign exchange and interest rate risks, which are all part of the shipping investment and day to day operating activities. This course is delivered over two days by an expert in the areas of shipping and commodity risk management. Using a variety of real life examples, the course demonstrates how risk can affect cash ¬flows from operating activities along with an in-depth analysis of theoretical and practical aspects of risk management instruments in Freight Trading. By attending this course participants will learn how to analyze and measure the impact of financial risks involved in their business and operations, and how to select and execute effective strategies to minimize or eliminate such risks, stabilize their cash ¬ow and maximize the return on investment more efficiently.

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Key Benefits of Attending

  • UNDERSTAND the history, principles and use of FFAs, its applications and how they work in managing risks
  • BENEFIT from the understanding of Supply and Demand and the Fundamentals of physical freight market
  • LEARN how to calculate freight rates and Value at Risk
  • MASTER Freight Negotiations
  • KNOW your freight positions & exposure and their roles in trading decisions
  • APPLY FFA to cover exposures and learn strategies for ship owners, charterers, and traders
  • DEVELOP a clear understanding of the exchange and clearing house process under the new regulations, Swaps to Futures transition and its implications
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Who Should Attend

The scope of this course is wide and its applications can be useful not only to ship-owners, ship operators, ship managers and shipbrokers, but also to those involved in ship finance activities, bunker suppliers, researchers, consultants and shipping funds investors.

  • Shipowners
  • Charterers
  • CFOs and Finance Managers
  • Risk & Portfolio Managers
  • Dry Bulk Traders
  • Commodity Traders
  • Hedge funds
  • Commodity Financers
  • Investment Banks
  • FFA brokers