BunkerExperience

INTRODUCTION

Have you ever had the opportunity to attend an actual physical bunkering and/or or perform tests on viscosity, density, flashpoint, sulphur, and water yourself?

Would you like to:

Learn how fuel oil makes an engine run and what is needed for onboard pre-treatment?
Learn and experience how to measure a bunker barge?
Take a sample and experience the "sulphurous" flavour of heavy fuel yourself?
Perform tests in a real laboratory yourself?

Here is the chance to experience it all!

There are some well-known bunker courses on the market today which all have one thing in common and that is the theoretical approach!

BUNKEREXPERIENCE offers "hands-on" experience and does not send attendees home with stacks of books for studying.
You will be dealing with virtual reality.


Learn through EXPERIENCE!

OBJECTIVE

This exclusive bunker course is designed to let you experience the real life of bunkering on the job.

During this course you will:
get a global overview of oil: reserves, pricing mechanisms, future of oil, alternative energy, interesting info and statistics,
lectured by Bart Joon

get to know all about Mass Flow Meters (MFM), lectured by Raoul Blankestijn 
how do they work, how reliable are they, can they be tampered with?
what do they cost, what are the legal consequences, etc.?
get familiar with relevant definitions, sampling and blending procedures, tank tables, calibration tables, and make calculations
by yourself (lectured by
Ewoud Kamminga)
measure a barge yourself guided by the 1st class marine surveyors of Inspectorate b.v.
take temperatures, sample, see, and smell the oil
perform tests on this sample, in Rotterdam's dedicated laboratory of Saybolt
learn how crude oil finally comes to fuel oil and how this makes an engine run (lectured by Ton Visser)
cruise through one of the leading ports of the world, guided by Capt. Cornelius de Keijzer, acknowledged expert of the Port of Rotterdam
 
See and learn about:
the differences between distinct types of vessels i.e. a chemical tanker to a VLCC, and a panamax bulkcarrier to a postpanamax UCC
port infrastructure, loading installations, jetties, and terminals
understanding operational problems regarding "get-at-ability" for bunker barges, elevators, cranes, garbage and slop barges,
and "board-board transshipment" for vessels alongside, etc.
 
Additionally:
get hands-on legal guidelines from top marine lawyer Mr. Carel baron van Lynden
get to know ins and outs about the Rotterdam Barge Market, lectured by Hugo Sassen

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WHO CAN ATTEND?

Anyone involved in the bunker industry who hasn't had the opportunity to experience the "real life" of bunkering while on the job,
regardless of how many years one has been in this business
Anyone who would like to freshen-up their knowledge and/or real-life experience

A group usually consists of about 10 different nationalities which is also a great opportunity for networking!

In order to provide and safeguard the right attention, groups will not exceed 20 attendees

Each day will begin with theoretical lectures, covering the subjects of the day. These lectures do not exceed 3 hours!

It is then time for real practice and, of course bunkering beyond the manual.

BUNKEREXPERIENCE has proven to be a high quality learning course and guaranteed success.

Well over 447 attendees have attended the past 23 courses, from 189 companies in 47 different countries.

Some quotes from past attendees:

- "The course was very well presented. Difficult subjects were passed on in a simplified manner, in which it was easily understood"
- "I found there was a superb mix between theory and practice"
- "Great course! I have been in the industry for over 15 years, but real practice does it!"

WHAT ONE HAS NOT EXPERIENCED, ONE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND IN PRINT

PROGRAMME


Monday 30 April 2018

19:00 Welcome drinks and dinner at the hotel

Tuesday 1 May 2018: BARGE DAY

08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
   
morning part - Oil, a global overview, by Bart Joon
  - Get to know all about Mass Flow Meters (MFM), lectured by Raoul Blankestijn
  - Learning definitions; lectured by Ewoud Kamminga
     - How to measure a barge
     - To calculate from measured volume to metric tonnes
     - Calibration tables, conversion tables
     - Volume correction factors and the influence of temperature on density
     - Various sampling and blending methods.
     - Calculations lectured by Ewoud Kamminga 


12:00 Lunch
   
afternoon part

Visit to a bunker barge

  Measuring and sampling a barge yourself, guided by the 1st class marine surveyors, Inspectorate b.v.
   
19:30 Dinner at the hotel

Wednesday 2 May 2018: LAB DAY

08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
   
morning part Lectures by Mr. Ton Visser, Business Partner Oiltraining B.V., on the following topics:
  - The refinery process from crude oil to fuel oil
  - How an engine actually works
  - How fuel oil makes it run
  - What is needed for fuel oil onboard pre-treatment
    (In detail within ISO parameters)
   
12:00 Lunch
   
afternoon part - Laboratory visit at Saybolt
  - Performing tests yourself on samples taken: Density, Viscosity, Flashpoint, Pourpoint/Cloudpoint, Sulphur, and Water
   
19:30 Oriental Dinner at a different location, followed by drinks downtown

Thursday 3 May 2018: PORT DAY

08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
   
morning part Hugo Sassen (VT Shipping Group) lectures about the Rotterdam barge market in detail.
  Capt. Cornelius de Keijzer lectures on the Port of Rotterdam, about the types of ships and their consumption.
  Mr. Carel baron van Lynden, marine lawyer and partner at AKD Prinsen van Wijmen,
  lectures on sampling and other (legal) topics with regards to bunkering
   
12:00 Boarding mv. "Diane" and lunch onboard
   
afternoon part "Tour de Port", guided by Capt. Cornelius de Keijzer
   
15:00 Back at the hotel for the Diploma Ceremony
   
15:30 End of course

 

ALL INCLUSIVE

This course has been designed to include all of the following:

outstanding and exclusive course venue in a beautifully located hotel
course fee
course papers
certificate
3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner
all transportation to and from the various programmed sites

EXPERIENCE!

That's what matters!

VENUE & DATE

BUNKEREXPERIENCE will take place 30 April - 3 May 2018.

The indoor part of this course will take place at the renovated Delta Hotel, in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, right down by the riverside where some 150 vessels pass daily.

All reserved rooms of this marine styled hotel have an impressive river view.

         
         
   

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

REGISTRATION

Does the exclusive BUNKEREXPERIENCE appeal to you?

Then register right now, by filling out the following form.

Remember, as quality comes first, 20 attendees will be the absolute maximum!

This intensive all inclusive 3 days course, is available at only Euro 2,950.00. (0% VAT)


Please click HERE to fill in your registration form


CONTACT

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Vergo Consultancy
Boterlaarbaan 12
2970 Schilde
Belgium
 
tel: +32 484 16 87 80
e-mail: info@bunkerexperience.com

or, just call our Course Coordinator
Goris Vermeulen at +32 484 168 780

ARCHIVES

To get an impression of what was going on in past courses, please find photo footage here

LINKS

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PAST ATTENDING COMPANIES

company

A.P. Moller/Maersk
A.P. Moller/Maersk
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.
A/S Trumf-Bunker
Addax Bunkering services
AGL India
Agmar Ltd.
AI Energy Group Ltd.
Albemare
All Maritime Services BVBA
Amsterdam Port Authority
Anfort Corporation Sdn Bhd
Argos Bunkering bv
Asian Shipping Bunker Company Ltd.
Baltic Shipping
Baron Oil
Bergen Bunkers
Berkshire Wells Ltd
BigLift Shipping bv
Bomin Ltd
Bominflot
Bominflot Ltd.
BP Marine
BP Oil Hellenic SA
BP Shipping Ltd.
Broere Shipping BV
Bunker Holdings Ltd.
Bunkerfuels
Bunkers International Greece
Bunkers Intl. Corp
Bunkerworld
Cargill International SA
Cassar Fuel Ltd
Cepsa
Chevron Corp.
Chevron Corporation
Chevron Marine products (Hellas) SA
Chevron Product Supply
Chevron Products de Espana S.R.L.
Chevron Products UK Ltd
Clipper Group A/S
CMS Shipping
Cockett Marine Oil
Cockett Marine Oil Ltd
Cockett Marine Oil Ltd
Cockett Marine Oil US, Inc.
Cockett Marine South Africa
Dan-Bunkering Ltd.
Decoil International Oil and Trading
DNV Petroleum Services
DNV Petroleum Services
E.ON Global Commodities SE
EDF Trading
Eko International Oil Pte Ltd
Endofa DMCC
Endofa LLC
Endofa VP
Endress+Hauser Gmbh
Energy Petrol
Estimar S.A.
EXL Services
Express Pacific LLC
Exxon Mobil
FAMM
Famm b.v.
Fertimport SA
Finnexx Energy
Firxal DMCC
Frisol b.v.
Frisol Bunkering (H.K.) Ltd.
Fuel and Marine Marketing France SARL
Furness Withy (Chartering) Ltd.
GAC Bunker Fuels UK
GAC Shipping (UK) Ltd
Galp Energia SA
Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Ltd
GEFO
Ghana Oil Company Ltd
Glencore Grain BV
Global Bunkering Ltd.
Global Vision Bunkers
Guardian Marine Testing Ltd.
Gulf Bunkering
Hapag-Lloyd AG
Infenium UK Ltd
Infineum USA L.P.
Innospec Limited
International Bunkering Middle East DMCC
J. Lauritzen A/S
Jiskoot
KPI Bridge Oil London
Kristian Gerhard Jensen
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Lloyd's Register Marine
Lloyd's Register of Shipping EMEA
Lukoil Benelux b.v.
Maersk Bunker
Malik Supply A/S
Maritime Agency
Marriott Marine Surveyors
Marzam Cia Ltda
Mashreq Petroleum
Max Energy (1998) Co., Ltd
Mediterranean Bunker Services
Monjasa A/S
Navylloyd AG Reederei
Norstrand Maritime & Trading Co.
Norstrand Maritime & Trading Co. Ltd.
North Sea Group Bunkering BV
Norwegian Oil Trading
O.W. Bunker & Trading
O.W. Bunker Malta Ltd.
O.W. Bunker Switzerland SA
O.W. Icebunker
O.W. Bunker South Africa
Oceanconnect Marine Denmark
OES sam
Oil Vendors International
Oilchart international
Oman Oil Marketing Co.
Omaroil Agency Ltd.
OMB GmbH
OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH
Orim Energy bv
Österströms Rederi AB
Overseas Petroleum and Shipping
OW Bunker
OW Bunker & Trading
OW Bunker Copenhagen A/S
Pertamina (persero)
PETROBRAS
Petrobras Global Trading
Petromedia Ltd.
Petrospot Limited
Petrotankers SAC
Petroval Bunker services b.v.
Pisano Trading Oil Srl
Platts
Polarcus DMCC
Port of Rotterdam
Preem refinery Lysekil
Premier Marine Fuels Pte Ltd.
Pro Line Shipping
Proper In Management Inc.
Puma Energy
Rimbarbel bvba
Riviera Marine Sarl
Saybolt
Scandlines Deutschland GmbH
Sea Bunkering International
Servicios marinos del sureste
Shell
Shell Global Solutions Germ.
Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
Shell International Trading Middle East
Shell Rotterdam
Silk Oil Ltd.
SK Corporation
Sonangol Marine Services
Sonker Bunkering Company
Soyuz Bunkering Group
ST Shipping
Steadfast Bunkering Services
Stena Oil AB
Stena sonangol suezmax pool
Suez Canal Economic Zone
Swiss Marine
Tanido B.V.
Tarbit Tankers
Teekay Shipping (UK) Ltd.
Tel Energy
Torm A/S
Total Belgium NV
Totsa Total Oil Trading SA
Trampoil Hull
Transgrain Shipping BV
Trefoil Trading
Unicom Bunkering
V-marinefuels b.v.
Val Energy SA
Valhalla Marine
Van-Oil Petroleum Ltd.
Veritas Petroleum Services B.V.
Vilma Oil SL
Viterra SA
Vopak Management Oil Log.
VT Shipping International Inc.
Wilhelmsen Premier Marine Fuels
World Fuel Services Europe
World Fuel Services
Yaraship AS c/o Yara Belgium SA

well over 459 attendees from 194 companies

country

The Netherlands
Denmark
Denmark
Russian Federation
Denmark
Switzerland
India
Germany
Ghana
Lebanon
Belgium
The Netherlands
Malaysia
The Netherlands
China
Russian Federation
India
Norway
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
Greece
Greece
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Cyprus
Greece
Greece
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Malta
Spain
U.S.A.
Greece
United Kingdom
S. Korea
Spain
United Kingdom
Denmark
Russia
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France
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Denmark
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Germany
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Germany
United Kingdom
Singapore
U.A.E.
U.S.A.
France
Germany
Turkey
Uruguay
Bulgaria
U.S.A.
Belgium
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
Brazil
Ghana
United Arab Emirates
The Netherlands
China (HK)
France
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Portugal
Russian Federation
Germany
Ghana
The Netherlands
Cyprus
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
Germany
United Kingdom
U.S.A.
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
Denmark
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Norway
Kuwait
Greece
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
United Kingdom
Ecuador
Egypt
Thailand
Greece
Denmark
Switzerland
Greece
Greece
The Netherlands
Norway
Denmark
Malta
Switzerland
Denmark
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Denmark
Monaco
Russia
Belgium
Oman
Ghana
Germany
Austria
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Sweden
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Greece
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Denmark
Indonesia
Brazil
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Peru
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Italy
United Kingdom
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Sweden
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Germany
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Germany
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Mexico
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Germany
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Pakistan
Sweden
Sweden
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Ghana
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Romania
The Netherlands
Greece
Switzerland
Peru
The Netherlands
Spain
Switzerland
The Netherlands
Panama
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Greece
Belgium

47 different countries