Australia/New Zealand Branch Bespoke Commercial Shipping Practice Course 2018

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018


The sixth edition of this popular course was held by the Australia/New Zealand Branch in Melbourne over two days 9th-10th October 2018.

13 attendees took part, 7 from dry cargo and 6 from the tanker side. Attendees were from companies involved in oil trading, mining, steel production, fertiliser supply and ship's agency. The welcome trend of a 50-50 gender split continued for this year as it has in the recent past.

The venue was the CAE (Centre for Adult Education) conveniently situated in the Melbourne CBD.

The Course Director Nigel D'Souza's performance was a tour de force and the applause at the end appropriate acknowledgement of the knowledge he conveyed about commercial shipping. Our Branch Chairman, Nick Vann, assisted adding anecdotes from his tanker broking career. Adam Kuner, a Branch Committee member and Manager of Odfjell Australia, gave a short talk on the impact of the 2020 IMO fuel sulphur regulations from owners' perspective.