Dry Cargo Chartering
This comprehensive course on dry cargo chartering will give you all the necessary information to become a dry cargo broker. The authors are practising daily at the centre of this important market and impart practical advice alongside the principles of chartering.
Course content (14 Lessons)
- Commodities — Details of major dry cargoes, their routes, methods of shipment and problems — Ports and their facilities
- The Ship — Types of vessel and their construction — Bulk Carriers, General Cargo and specialist ships — dimensions, plans and cargo gear.
- The Principals — The roles of the Shipowners — Charterers — Shippers — Receivers.
- The Market — How the markets function — The role of brokers — Market Indices.
- The Voyage Charter Party — The printed form and the extra clauses.
- The Timecharter Party — The printed form and extra clauses in regular market use.
- Voyage Estimating — Methods of calculation voyage earnings for both Shipowners and Charterers. To download spreadsheets used in the Lesson Seven text, click here.
- The Negotiations — How chartering negotiations are conducted.
- The Psychology of Broking — Working the market — Suggested methods.
- Vessel Earnings — Calculation of Voyage Freights and Timecharter Hire — Performance claims — Liens
- Laytime — The calculation of laytime — Demurrage and despatch
- Post Fixture — The actual voyage and how to make it work efficiently
- The Law — A review of recent cases applicable to dry cargo.
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Download the estimating forms introduced in Lesson Seven.