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Global Ports Forum presents - 2nd GPF Executive Workshop on Advanced Shipping Business, April 22-23, 2019 Singapore

Dear colleagues

2nd Executive Workshop on Advanced Shipping Business, April 22-23, 2019 Singapore

About the course

This course helps participants to understand the elements common to all sectors of Shipping. In particular, participants will see the interaction between the various players involved in the shipment process. This course will help participants to understand the general process involved in International Shipping. Participants interested understanding more about Shipping or Trading may consider taking this course. It also provides a foundation to the Port related courses.

Key learning outcomes

  • Have an overview of the key segments of the shipping industry and the ship types related to these segments. Apply this knowledge to match appropriate vessel type to cargo type.
  • Describe the essentials of Maritime Geography and identify the key waterways in the world. Apply this to route planning.
  • Have an understanding of vessel & voyage economics and the underlying parameters – operating costs and financing costs. Apply the concept of NPV to evaluate long term investment in assets. Apply this knowledge for the project.
  • Understand the impact of Piracy on shipping
  • Describe the different documents used in Shipping. Apply this knowledge in the project.
  • Understand how Shipping Law applies to the business. Apply this knowledge in solving the project scenarios.


1. Why Shipping?

  • Shipping Industry & Market Structure.

2. Maritime Geography, Canals, Ocean Currents & Weather

3. Ports & Terminals. Related terminology.

4. Run through on vessel types.

5. An overview of the market – historical trends and future expectations

6. The voyage charter market – structure. Spot fixtures and COAs. Offers and counter offers. recaps and charter parties

7. Time Charter market – Over view

8. Charter Party analysis – using the correct document for the trade. Protective clauses for charterers. rights and obligations of ship-owners and charterers

9. Over view of the indices & the function of BDI


1. Vessel Economics

2. Port Charges methodology

3. Daily Running Costs

4. Financing Costs

  • Types of financing

5. Voyage Estimation

  • Comparing voyage returns by Time Charter Equivalent

6. Understanding the Statement of Facts

7. Laytime – drawing up laytime statement to your advantage and arguing your case


1. Bill of Lading & its Functions

  • rights and obligations of ship-owners and charterers under B/L

2. Use of Letter of Indemnities to release cargo and their potential consequence

3. Incoterms – what do they do - Practice & Theory

4. The four groups and eleven terms in Incoterms 2010

5. Risk – who is responsible if the goods are lost or damaged & how does this affect Insurance policies

6. Dispute resolution – jurisdiction and choice of dispute resolution (legal process or ADR)


1. Key Shipping Bodies

  • Classification Societies role in shipping

2. Piracy the scourge.

  • Effect of Piracy on stake holders – Owner Charterers and Cargo owners

Who should attend

Shipping Companies, Forwarders, Logistics companies, Intermodal Service providers; Port Authorities; Port / Terminal developers, Port operators; Banks, PE, Port Service providers; Port Equipment Suppliers; Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants

About the Course Director

Subhangshu Dutt, a shipping veteran of more than 40 years, is presently the Executive Director for Om Maritime Pte Ltd. He was the executive Director for Krishnapatnam Port Pte Ltd from Feb 2010 to Aug 2015 where he was overall in-charge of Port Marketing.

Before that, Dutt had an illustrious career was with the Pacific International Lines (PIL) Group till 2008. From 2006-2008, Dutt was the CEO Pacific Shipping Trust (PST). PST was the first listed ship financing vehicle on the SGX. Took the company through successful IPO in May 06. During the two year term, Dutt had doubled the asset base and the revenues. From 1988 to 2006, Dutt headed Various Management Positions with the PIL Group. Till 2006, he was heading the Strategic Planning Team designing Liner networks and optimizing vessel utilization. Alliance negotiations.

From 1971 to 1988, Dutt was on board many ships as a Ship Captain and was in command of many vessels.

Dutt is Singapore Branch Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). ICS is an international body of professionals in Shipping Industry. Please view http://ics.org.sg/ for more details.

Dutt is also a Director on the Board of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) SICCI. Established in 1924, SICCI is one of Singapore’s most respected and active commercial organisations today, with more than 900 members. For more details http://www.sicci.com/


On or Before 22 Mar 2019: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3095!

From 23 Mar 2019: The Regular Rate is SGD3495

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:








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Billing information:

For cheque payments: To be made payable to 'Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.' Please do not send post-dated cheque.

For telegraphic transfers:

Account Name: Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,

Account No. : 695 477 141 001.

Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG),

Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.

Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.

Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 22 Mar 2019 to enjoy the discount.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the executive workshops/forums!

Kind regards

Thomas Ng


The Global Ports Forum


10 Anson Road


International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: http://www.globalportsforum.com/

DID: +65 65197662

Fax: +65 6725 8438

Email: thomasng@globalportsforum.com

Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy - a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event. No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

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