ANZ bespoke chartering course and workshop

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 and tagged as ICS branch news

Following the success of the first ICS Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers' Australia and New Zealand held in Melbourne on 31 August and 1 September we followed up by holding the same course again but this time in Brisbane on 19-20 October.  There were eleven delegates (see photograph below) from several companies including shipowners, shipbrokers, mining companies, agri-oil traders and gas companies.


The course/workshop directors were Capt Nigel D'Souza and Mr Nick Vann, both Fellows of the Institute. The course was held at the facilities of the Port of Brisbane.

The course covered several topics including:

·        The role of the broker
·        Markets, market reports, derivatives and indices
·        Chartering practice
·        Types of charter and specific clauses/terms
·        Charter-party terms
·        Time and voyage charters
·        Voyage estimation and related matters
·        Legal regimes that apply to charter-parties and bills of lading
·        Insurance in the shipping industry
·        Practical matters in a shipping office function

Here's what a few of the delegates had to say:

-     "The course was excellent, perfect organisation and irresistible lecturer! I found the course very useful to refresh my knowledge and to learn a lot of new things".

-    "Would like to say a big thank you to you and Nigel for the course.  It was really nice, especially for me who          jumped to bulk trade not long ago.  It was an eye opening course for me.  Thank you".

-    "it was an informative course covering interesting subject material".

-    "This was a great course. Glad to be part of it. You guys are doing a great job for the maritime community".

-    "I really enjoyed the course and personally found it quite informative.  The presenters were engaging and the style was easily interactive, making the course much more interesting.  I also thought there was a good mix of different experience in the room and a nice size group for the occasion"

-   "Today back at work, she was again full of enthusiasm and praise for the course and how well it was     delivered. She feels she can see how some of what was covered can be applied to what we do here" (from the delegates manager).

Similar courses are being considered for Sydney and Auckland in 2016. This course is specially developed for charterers and practitioners of the bulk cargo trades.  It provides an overview of the commercial shipping business, focussing in more detail on chartering practice and charter-parties, and covers areas that have direct relevance for day-to-day shipping activities in a bulk export or import business.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Australia and New Zealand Branch