About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will provide an informed insight in choices and limitations of containment systems and how advances in propulsion technology, coupled with environmental legislation, are narrowing the parameters of asset operability and commercial viability.

It will review vessel operations and its interface with fixed and floating terminals, the legislative and day-to-day operations criteria that in turn affect safe and reliable cargo deliveries.

In-depth sessions on Freight Economics, Voyage Optimisation, Pricing and Trade Flows will lead to a holistic understanding of the increasingly dynamic and short-term charter market. This will then be linked to the legal and commercial implications of Charter Party and Supply Contract Clauses as well as means to avoid or mitigate such risks.

After the completion of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand marine transport in the LNG value chain: Safe, Reliable and Cost-Effective
  • Learn the key components of LNG freight costs and ship chartering process
  • Appreciate how technological developments affect transport economics
  • Develop confidence in managing a more diverse and shorter-term cargo supply chain
  • Explore the next phase in LNG market growth, freight-led arbitrage and pricing
  • Discuss all your queries and challenges

Current and future leaders with an engineering, operational, financial or general management background who are required to gain a deeper understanding of the LNG value chain and how its maritime component plays a critical – and increasingly complex – part.

The Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will be delivered in an interactive style, encouraging participants to learn and challenge how technological and commercial innovation is driving commoditisation and thus a much broader participation and optionality in the LNG cargo space.

The VILT course will also appeal to those in ancillary industries/sectors who wish to understand their client’s activities and needs better e.g. OEM, service providers (Finance/Law/Audit) as well as Regulators and Terminal Operators.

The Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will be delivered in an interactive style, encouraging participants to learn and challenge how technological and commercial innovation is driving commoditisation and thus a much broader participation and optionality in the LNG cargo space.

Your expert course leader has over 40 years’ experience in the maritime and energy industry, initially as dual-certified officer on tankers and, after obtaining an MSc in International Shipping, came ashore with Shell Trading and Shipping, initially as Business Analyst followed by, Product and LPG Charterer, Global Head of Claims, Demurrage and Cargo Care as well as Freight Operations. For the past 15 years, he has been involved in Shell’s LNG business; in Supply Trading, as Head of Global LNG Operations before moving to Qatar as VP Shipping for a newfound marketing entity. He returned to London in 2010 to join Shipping & Maritime as Manager Fleet Operations from where he retired in July 2017. He has since founded a consultancy, running a broad portfolio of LNG training courses as well as advising private clients on LNG specific and general maritime assignments. He keeps up-to-date on key subjects such as decarbonisation and improving efficiency across the value chain, by attendings meetings of the Sustainable Gas Institute and similar other sources of innovative knowledge.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

The course is interesting. It not only covers LNG shipping matters, but some other concepts about market and operations. It's good for getting a general view of LNG business

Senior Cargo and Shipping Operator, Pavilion Energy

Overall a pleasant experience. The trainer was well equipped with knowledge and keen to share this with all of us

Ship Operator, Pavilion Energy