On-site Courses in the port of Rotterdam

On-site courses in the port of Rotterdam

We offer Port & Ship Familiarisation and Tanker, Terminal and Liquid Cargo courses.

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Port and Ship Familiarisation Course

The intention of this on-site course is to provide the participants the basic practical knowledge and background which will assist them during their daily tasks at the office when dealing with marine claims and insurance. The participants will be given the opportunity to see, at first hand, the handling/operation and condition of containers, bulk and metal products, reefer containers, perishables and dry-docks. During the course participants will be familiarised with the following aspects of shipping and port operations:

  • Marine nomenclature
  • The ship; lay-out, construction and operations
  • Terminal operations; role and responsibilities of the various persons
  • Port procedures
  • Transportation & storage of cargoes; containerised, palletised, bulk
  • The operations of a shipyard
  • Marine surveying

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Course dates for 2019:

  • 12 - 15 March 2019
  • 1 - 4 October 2019

For questions and registrations please contact Ms Sandra Rijke.

"Very well organised. It was a full programme, but well time managed. Nice to see the harbour / companies from up close. Learned a lot. I would recommend this course to anybody who is working in this branche."
Chris Baumgart, claims handler


Tanker, Terminal and Liquid Cargo Course

During our three days on-site we will give our participants an exclusive view into the transport, handling and operational proceedings of liquid products such as mineral oils, chemicals and vegetable/ edible oils, marine fuels as well as bio fuels.

Participants will be taken on a journey through the port of Rotterdam, the beating heart of Europe's petro-chemical industry. Various tanker terminals, laboratories and, if possible, tanker vessels will be visited. The course has been developed to give a further insight into:

  • Transport and handling of a wide variety of liquid products
  • The role of the terminal in the supply chain and operations
  • Laboratory services
  • Marine fuel issues
  • Technical aspect for carrying wet bulk cargo

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Course dates for 2019:

  • 21 - 24 May 2019
  • 17 - 20 September 2019

For questions and registrations please contact Ms Sandra Rijke.

"Perfect. Most interesting was the visit of the ship and laboratory. Everything was taken care of."
Sieger Visser, claims handler

Liquefied Natural Gas & Liquefied Petroleum Gas Course

This course will deal with the transport and handling of liquefied gas, in particular LNG, the fuel of the future.

More and more people are faced with the risks and claims associated with the transport of these particular commodities.

The two day programme consisting of approx. half a day in the office to explain the theory and 1,5 day out in the field, visiting

  • a major LNG terminal in Rotterdam
  • a shipowners’ office
  • a vessel specialised in carriage of liquefied gas (if possible)
  • a laboratory to explain the control and monitoring measures when dealing with liquid gas shipments.  

The course covers many elements for gaining more knowledge in respect of LNG in order to evaluate claims and risks.

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Course dates for 2019:

  • 14 - 16 May 2019

For questions and registrations please contact Ms Sandra Rijke.

LNG & LPG Course

"Well organised, practical and informative."
Gareth Courtois, claims handler & lawyer