LNG: Vessel Design, Technology & Operations

Cambridge Academy of Transport is now able to offer two distinct 4-day LNG courses on an online basis: the first course, described below, covers Design, Technology & Markets whilst the second explores its Commercial Aspects.

The two courses can be taken separately; but taken together they offer an immersive learning experience of this fast growing and technologically challenging industry.

Aim of this course: To gain a full understanding of marine transport in the LNG value chain; from Design & Engineering of LNG cryogenic cargo containment and propulsion systems to Cargo Handling, Vessel and Terminal Operations. Sessions on the need to decarbonise and the wider legislative environment will also lead to a better understanding of new opportunities in the small scale and LNG bunkering sectors.

Who Should Attend?

The course appeals across the entire LNG value chain: resource and asset holders, importers, traders, ship owners, charterers, terminal operators, financial institutions, auditors, equipment manufacturers and service providers. Past participants have commented positively on their learning experience delivered in a dynamic and professional manner in a welcoming environment that encourages knowledge exchange. Lecturers challenge participants' understanding, probe deeply into issues of the day and pose solutions to problems faced by many in their own business environment.

Past attendees include senior executives from across the globe, spanning a broad range of responsibilities: general management, trading, ship owning and chartering, voyage and deal operations, finance and project planning.

Benefits of the Course

The course's Technology, Operations and Legislation Sessions provide an informed insight into the choices and limitations of containment systems; and how advances in propulsion technology, coupled with environmental legislation, is narrowing the parameters of asset operability and commercial viability.

Programme Highlights

    • LNG: The Basis and the Basics
    • Cargo Containment Systems & Future Developments
    • Terminal Design and Operations
    • LNG Cargo Handling — Processes, Equipment & Custody Transfer
    • Vessel Propulsion Systems
    • Decarbonisation and LNG as a Marine Fuel
    • Legislative Framework, Risk, Insurance and Assurance
    • Voyage Operations and Managing Stakeholders
    • Asset Management, OPEX & CAPEX Drivers
    • Supply & Demand Overview and Trade Flows
    • New Opportunities: Small Scale LNG and Bunkering
    • Core Components of Voyage and Deal Economics

A number of impromptu quizes and workshops will be used to allow students to test their understanding of the subject matter.

LNG Carrier

Online Course information

5—8 December 2021
Each day will consist of three lectures of 45 minutes with two fifteen minute breaks

Course fee

The cost of the course is £1,500 per person, which includes course tutorials and the accompanying text containing the course material. Participants will receive a Course Certificate upon satisfactory completion of the programme.

Individuals wishing to attend both this course and the companion programme "LNG: Commercial Focus - Freight, Chartering and Contracts" will pay a discounted total course fee of £2,500.

Course limited to 15 participants.

Further information, contact:

Tulika Singh
Cambridge Academy of Transport
11 Hinton Way
Great Shelford
Cambridge CB22 5AX
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Programme and Booking Form

To download a programme giving fuller details of this online course,  click here.

For a Booking Form,  click here.