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Post Fixture Shipping Operations

18 – 19 June 2020 | Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore

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An end to end masterclass of all Post Fixture requirements, this seminar will offer practical examples and case studies right through the two days to reinforce best practice and optimise risk management. Participants will be taken through operational, technical and financial touch points in post fixture operations, with an emphasis on current shipping market dynamics.

The impact of new technologies and regulations will be considered, and what they mean for vessel operations and voyage planning today. Strategic, Commercial and Financial insights, all wrapped into one will be the key foundations of this post fixture operations seminar.

Learning Outcomes

  • Stay ahead of the curve in best practice vessel operations
  • Add value to Voyage Planning, Optimisation and loss prevention strategies
  • Effectively manage Chartering and cargo operations
  • Counterparty / third party validation and risk management
  • Understand practical enforcements and legal problems with bills of lading
  • Practical tips for meeting reporting obligations
  • Bunker compliance and dispute resolution for IMO 2020 requirements
  • Sharpen your skills with case studies and exercises on
    • Voyage calculations
    • RECAP document management
    • Off hire calculations and claims
    • Freight calculations
    • Demurrage negotiations, calculations and claims

Who Should attend

Commercial Operations and Post Fixture executives from Ship Owners and Managers, across all ship types, Charterers, Ship Agencies, P&I. Specific job functions, including but not limited to

  • Post Fixture Executive / Manager
  • Fleet Operations Manager
  • Fleet Manager
  • Voyage Manager
  • Vessel Coordinator
  • Commercial Operations Manager / Executive
  • Shipping Analyst


Packages Price
2 Day TrainingSGD $3595SGD $3395Early BirdEarly Bird

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 24 April 2020

Register 2 Delegates & the 3rd attends FREE!
Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only.
For Group Registrations, email or call +65 6508 2401


  • Special Group Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 2 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies – either the early bird rate OR the Special Group Discount.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • A 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies for Singapore venue.
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Capt Roberto Zanca
Managing Director
Zanca Consulting Fze

Robert is an accomplished Chief Executive Officer and Maritime Expert with 33 years’ experience in the maritime shipping industry on board and as a land-based senior role. He has sailed as a Deck Officer and Master on Tankers, Bulk-Carriers, OBO’s and Container ships for approximately 21 years, achieving the rank of Master by the age of 29. He has gained extensive experience in the management of Dry Bulk , Tankers and Gas Carrier at a commercial, operational and technical level, and in managing LPG vessels over the past five years.

As the MD of Zanca Consulting, Robert specialises in

  • Commercial Management, Chartering of Dry Bulk vessels against cargoes worldwide.
  • Charter Party negotiation
  • On- Off hire survey
  • Cargo Claims – Quality/Quantity dispute
  • Post Fixture Voyage Operation
  • General Marine Survey (Navigation and Technical survey- Condition assessment- Risk Assessment)
  • Marine Casualty and Incident investigation. Providing full and comprehensive investigation report
  • Pre- Purchase and Condition Survey for any ocean going vessel, off shore rigs, OSV etc.
  • H&M – P&I Insurance Survey, Cargo Claims, Expert Witness and Litigation Support
  • Pre- Vetting Inspection- Risk assessment against OCIMF standards- Pre-vetting clearance and report evaluation
  • Safety audit/inspection for third parties operators
  • Riding Crew Procurement
  • Contract Negotiation

Robert’s previous roles have included

  • CEO, Emirate Ship investment Company LLC
  • Director, Dry Bulk, Emirates Ship Investment Company, Abu Dhabi
  • Global Operations Manager, Marwave Ship Management B.V, AmsterdamSeaarland Shipping Management BV, Amsterdam & Motia Compagnia Di Navigazione, Venice (Italy) – Head of Operations and Commercial Manager, responsible for a fleet of Aframax Tankers, Panamax Oil Product Carriers, Handymax Products carriers and Panamax Minicapes Bulk Carriers
  • Ship Operator, Seaarland Shipping Manag, Gmbh Village, Austria
  • Master, Oil Tankers and Bulk Carrier of DWT between 48,000MT and 125,000MT
  • Deck Officer, Bulk Carrier, OBO, Oil Tanker and Container Ships


Contract management for Post-fixture & Operations

  • Time Charter/Voyage Charter/Trip (TCT)
  • Vessel description and adherence to contract obligation
  • Fixture recap
  • Voyage orders
  • Notices to parties

Vessel Operations and Voyage Optimisation

  • Readiness
  • Voyage planning and routing
  • Bunker consumption and invoices
  • Tank cleaning and inerting procedures (Tankers)
  • Dry cargo examples
  • Optimal trim
  • Reduce constant/weights
  • Hull/Propeller fouling
  • ROB
  • Improvinsg ship-agents network’s performance

Voyage Risk and Loss mitigation

  • Stowage planning
  • Navigational risks
  • Vessel seaworthiness
  • Prudent approach to STS operation, (collection of evidences)
  • Master/Pilot exchange of information
  • Tests/Checks prior approaching port
  • Risk mitigation related to cargoes’ characteristics

Exercise: Voyage Calculations

Case Study: Recapitulation (RECAP) document management

Documentation Management

  • Revision of Charter Party
  • Bill of Lading: Legal principle and liabilities
  • Seaway Bill
  • Statement of Facts
  • Freight calculations and invoices
  • Proforma D/A
  • Load/Discharge documents: Keep track /evidence of port activities

Practical enforcements and legal problems with bills of lading

  • Common carriage responsibilities
  • Enforcement
  • Issue and corrections
  • Forgeries
  • NOR
  • E-BOLs

Freight and Hire Calculations

  • Exercise: Off-hire calculations and claims
  • Off hire reports


  • Freight Debit notes
  • Calculations
  • Demurrage negotiations with charterer and collections
  • Claims
  • Case Study


  • IMO 2020 Compliance matters
  • Stemming bunkers
  • Operations
  • Bunker Logs
  • IMO non compliance Claims Case Study

Dealing with and appointing Agents

  • Agent selection
  • Critical liaison areas
  • Agency accounts
  • Common problem areas


  • Port Departure, Performance and Vessel position
  • Initial Voyage report and pre calculations
  • Final Voyage reports
  • Annual reports
    • Vessel performance claims
    • Vessel utilisation, off hire, etc
    • Cargo related reports

when & where

18 - 19 Jun 2020

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Tel: +65 6831 6062 | Fax: +65 6737 3130
Mobile No.: +65 8298 9442
Contact Person: Tan Ai Li

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