This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) has been developed to provide insights into this exiting phase of LNG usage; as marine fuel and delivering natural gas to smaller and/or previously inaccessible locations and markets.

It will evaluate and compare distribution networks, choices and limitations of vessel size, cargo containment and the need for fit-for-purpose transfer systems, operational procedures and processes, including cargo quantity and quality determination and documentation. It will review vessel operations, training and certification standards, the interface with fixed and floating terminals, the legislative and day-to-day operations criteria to ensure safe and reliable deliveries.

The VILT will cover developments in global Supply & Demand for LNG, its Pricing and how Environmental Legislation is affecting choices of marine fuel and propulsion systems and the extent to which LNG can meet these new and stringent criteria. Learning Modules will compare the deal economics of ocean-going cargoes with the challenges of the “Last Mile” delivery in the small-scale supply chain, how this affects costs and thus comparative fuel/energy pricing.

  • Understand – The technological and economical challenges of small-scale LNG bunkering
  • Learn – The key components of LNG freight and overall delivered costs
  • Appreciate – How technological developments affect transport economics
  • Develop – Confidence in managing a diverse and short-term cargo supply chain
  • Explore – The next phase in LNG market growth, e.g. intermodal transport
  • Discuss – Queries and challenges, e.g. the long-term viability of LNG as marine fuel

Mid and Senior level executives who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this growing LNG market segment and how on-the-water-deliveries play a critical part.

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) will be delivered in an interactive style, encouraging participants to learn and challenge, for instance, who should take the lead and how to regulate the broadening of interfaces and off-takers.

The VILT will also appeal to those in ancillary industries or 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 (prospective) Port Authorities and Terminal Operators.

Delivery of Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

The VILT will be delivered online in 5 sessions comprising 3.5 hours per day (GMT+8 ), with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Highlights of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

  • An understanding of the unique and costly infrastructure required for LNG Production, Transport and Distribution
  • The pros and cons of LNG as Marine Fuel in the context of different pathways to comply with the IMO 2050 GHG Emission Reduction Targets
  • Requirements for Quality & Quantity determination and Custody Transfer Documentation
  • CAPEX and OPEX drivers for coastal, barge vs ocean going LNG Carriers
  • Training & Certification requirements and divergence by vessel size and location
  • Global, National, Local and Industry rule-making and quality governance systems
  • Unit Cost vs. Daily Value (TCE), Operations Applications, Idle Time and Demurrage
  • Charter Party formats and key LNG specific clauses
  • Commercial Disputes and their resolution

The trainer 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. Paul remains committed to the LNG industry, in particular, its maritime transport and use as marine fuel. He now runs a consultancy business, serving a broad variety of clients on the above, attends meetings by the Sustainable Gas Institute and other organisations committed to the marine transport of energy.