Informa Australia is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Choose Location

12-03-2024 (Live Online Training)
20-08-2024 (Live Online Training)

Customise Group Training


Post Fixture Shipping Operations

LIVE ONLINE TRAINING | 4-Part series | Over 4 days
March 2024 Course: 12 Mar | 13 Mar | 14 Mar | 15 Mar | 14:00 – 18:00 (AEDT)
August 2024 Course: 20 Aug | 21 Aug | 22 Aug | 23 Aug | 14:00 – 18:00 (AEST)

Book Now Call me back Download Brochure



Key Learning Outcomes & Case Studies Include

  • Stay ahead of the curve in best practice vessel operations
  • Add value to Voyage Planning, Optimisation and loss prevention strategies
  • Effectively manage Chartering and cargo operations
  • Counterparty / third party validation and risk management
  • Understand practical enforcements and legal problems with bills of lading
  • Practical tips for meeting reporting obligations
  • Bunker compliance and dispute resolution for IMO 2020 requirements
  • Sharpen your skills with case studies and exercises on
    • Voyage calculations
    • RECAP document management
    • Off hire calculations and claims
    • Freight calculations
    • Demurrage negotiations, calculations and claims

About the Course

An end to end masterclass of all Post Fixture requirements, this seminar will offer practical examples and case studies right through the 4-module to reinforce best practice and optimise risk management. Participants will be taken through operational, technical and financial touch points in post fixture operations, with an emphasis on current shipping market dynamics.

The impact of new technologies and regulations will be considered, and what they mean for vessel operations and voyage planning today. Strategic, Commercial and Financial insights, all wrapped into one will be the key foundations of this post fixture operations seminar.

Who Will Benefit

Whether ship or shore based, this programme offers thorough knowledge and skills for those involved in post fixture operations, vessels’ schedule & performance monitoring, payment of hires, laytime and handling of associated disputes. The comprehensive syllabus supplemented with real-world practical case studies benefit both technical and commercial professionals who may be either entrants to shipping industry; or those experienced in one discipline but could gain organisational, analytical skills
required in another. Specific job functions including but not limited to:

  • Post Fixture Officers, Managers
  • Fleet Operators, Voyage Managers, Vessel Coordinator
  • Commercial Operations Executives


Jeffrey Blum


Packages Price
Live Online Training 2024$2995+GST

Great Savings:
When you book 4 or more participants! Call us today on +61 (0) 2 9080 4384 or email to take advantage of the discount offer.

Live Online Training

Learn Anywhere, Learn Anytime
Catering to meet all your learning needs:

  • Get high quality practical training from our expert instructors
  • From Face To Face, Online and Blended Learning, get a superior solution for your learning needs
  • Learn live online in an interactive environment
  • Invest in yourself. Invest in your team.

Register today for our Live Online Training courses and find out how they can help you transform the way you work. Contact one of our training consultants on to find out more.

View Live Online Training Brochure


“Thanks to the course I’ve gained better understanding of the shipping industry, the rules and practices, which allow me to better shape policy recommendations. The trainer shared great case studies and participants were most interactive”
Manager – Policy, Maritime and Port Authority (MPA)

“The programme was very well presented and prepared. Trainer provided a broad range of relevant examples on the given issues”
Senior Operations Manager, Nova Carriers

Course Outline

Contract management for Postfixture & Operations

  • Time Charter/Voyage Charter/Trip (TCT)
  • Vessel description and adherence to contract obligation
  • Fixture recap
  • Voyage orders
  • Notices to parties

Vessel Operations and Voyage Optimisation

  • Readiness
  • Voyage planning and routing
  • Bunker consumption and invoices
  • Tank cleaning and inerting procedures (Tankers)
  • Dry cargo examples
  • Optimal trim
  • Reduce constant/weights
  • Hull/Propeller fouling
  • ROB
  • Improving Ship-Agents Network’s performance

Voyage Risk and Loss mitigation

  • Stowage planning
  • Navigational risks
  • Vessel seaworthiness
  • Prudent approach to STS operation, (collection of evidences)
  • Master/Pilot exchange of information
  • Tests/Checks prior approaching port
  • Risk mitigation related to cargoes’ characteristics

Exercise: Voyage Calculations
Case Study: Recapitulation (RECAP) document management

Documentation Management

  • Revision of Charter Party
  • Bill of Lading: Legal principle and liabilities
  • Seaway Bill
  • Statement of Facts
  • Freight calculations and invoices
  • Proforma D/A
  • Load/Discharge documents: Keep track /evidence of port activities

Practical enforcements and legal problems with bills of lading

  • Common carriage responsibilities
  • Enforcement
  • Issue and corrections
  • Forgeries
  • NOR
  • E-BOLs

Freight and Hire Calculations

  • Exercise: Off-hire calculations and claims
  • Off hire reports


  • Freight Debit notes
  • Calculations
  • Demurrage negotiations with charterer and collections
  • Claims
  • Case Study


  • IMO 2020 Compliance matters
  • Stemming bunkers
  • Operations
  • Bunker Logs
  • IMO non-compliance Claims Case Study

Dealing with and appointing Agents

  • Agent selection
  • Critical liaison areas
  • Agency accounts
  • Common problem areas


  • Port Departure, Performance and Vessel position
  • Initial Voyage report and pre calculations
  • Final Voyage reports
  • Annual reports
    • Vessel performance claims
    • Vessel utilisation, off hire, etc
    • Cargo related reports

when & where

12 Mar 2024

Live Online Training

20 Aug 2024

Live Online Training

On-site & in-house training

Deliver this course how you want, where you want, when you want – and save up to 40%! 8+ employees seeking training on the same topic?

Talk to us about an on-site/in-house & customised solution.


Still have a question?

Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

Get all the latest on Informa news and events

Informa Connect Australia is the nation's leading event organiser. Our events comprise of large scale exhibitions, industry conferences and highly specialised corporate training.

Find out more