Antwerp, 27 & 28 June 2019


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  • Course name Masterclass - Maritime Transport of Steel – From Steel Mill to Receiver
  • Training objective Acquiring general knowledge about transport of steel cargoes and related issues; such as manufacturing process of steel, pre-loading condition & inspection of steel products, hatch cover basics and hatch cover testing, cargoworthiness issues, clausing of M/R – B/L, loading and stowing of steel cargoes as well as loss prevention and mitigation
  • Prerequisites Familiar with the English language, both spoken and written
  • Duration 2 days
  • Trainers Walter Vervloesem
  • Course format Powerpoint – DVD/video – practical training on site - workshops
  • Course language English
  • Supporting information Course syllabus
  • Pre-course training No specific course preparation/pre-training from delegates required
  • Max. number of delegates 12
  • Target group/delegate profile Inspectors, surveyors, cargo superintendents, brokers/underwriters, claims handlers, shippers, charterers, …
  • Venue Hilton Old Town
    Groenplaats 32
    2000 Antwerp - Belgium
    Transport to/from the ArcelorMittal steel plant (Gent) will be arranged at no extra cost
  • Cost Public training : 1050 EUR/person (excl. VAT)

    How to obtain a 20 % discount :
    Book multiple participants of the same company for the same course organized at the same date.
    From the second participant on we deduct 20 %.

    Unless otherwise mentioned on the (pro-forma) invoice, the full amount of the (pro-forma) invoice is payable prior to the course’s start date.

    In-house training : organised at lump-sum cost in function of number of candidates and location of the training. For details please contact us on training@imcs.be.
  • Certification An IMCS Training Academy certificate + a certificate of Continuous Professional Development of the Nautical Institute will be issued at the end of the course
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  • 08.00 – 08.30 Registration/morning coffee
  • 08.30 - 10.15 Module 1 : what is steel
    • manufacturing process
  • Module 2 : the importance of steel
  • Module 3 : different types of steel
  • Module 4 : categories of steel
    • finished/semi-finished steel products
    • packed/unpacked steel
    • flat & long steel, seamless pipes
    • hot rolled/cold rolled steel
  • Module 5 : frequently used terminology in the steel trade
  • Module 6 : steel trade – risks
  • Module 7 : transporting steel
    • overview of the logistic chain, trade routes, tasks & duties of parties involved
  • Module 8 : chartering process
  • 10.15 – 10.45 Coffee break
  • 10.45 - 11.15 Module 9 : documents involved in the steel trade
    • B/L – M/R – LOC – LOI – LOP – LOA – manifest – freight
  • 11.15 - 12.30 Module 10 : selecting the right ship
  • Module 11 : selecting the right port
  • Module 12 : familiarizing with steel products
    • steel products, frequently seen/typical damage patterns, mitigating damage
  • 12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
  • 13.15 – 18.00 Visit to the ArcelorMittal steel plant (Gent)
    • welcome & registration, followed by an introductory presentation of ArcelorMittal Gent and the production movie
    • bus tour and visit of the installation (continuous casting line, hot strip mill, cold rolling mill, hot dip galvanising lines Sidgal, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Gent – changes possible due to production stops)
    • end of the visit, followed by a drink

     

  • 18.00 - ... End of day 1
    • networking event & dinner (sponsored by the IMCS Training Academy)
  • 08.00 - 08.30 Registration/morning coffee
  • 08.30 – 10.15 Module 13 : loading & transporting steel products
    • different stages of the voyage, taking care of the cargo, the surveyor’s role
  • Module 14 : damage mechanisms & understanding rust
    • types & causes of damage
    • understanding the corrosion process, different types of corrosion
  • 10.15 – 10.45 Coffee break
  • 10.45 – 12.30 Module 15 : importance of packing
    • different types of packaging methods
  • Module 16 : clausing the Bills of Lading
    • appropriate clauses for wetting/rust and mechanical damages
  • 12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
  • 13.15 – 14.00 Module 17 : stowing, lashing & securing steel
  • Module 18 : cargoworthiness & hatch covers
    • familiarizing with hatch covers
  • 14.00 – 15.30 Visit to a steel terminal - practical exercise
    • familiarizing with different types of steel products, understanding steel condition clauses, stevedore’s loading gear
  • 15.30 - 15.45 Coffee break
  • 15.45 - 17.00 Visit to a steel terminal - practical exercise
    • familiarizing with different types of steel products, understanding steel condition clauses, stevedore’s loading gear
  • 17.00 - 17.30 Return to venue – wrap up & certificate ceremony
  • 17.30 Farewell drinks at the bar
  • 08.30 registration/morning coffee
  • 09.00 – 12.00 visit to a steel terminal
    • practical exercise
    • familiarizing with different types of steel products
    • understanding steel condition clauses
    • stevedore’s loading gear
    • visit on board – checking stowage – hatch covers
  • 12.00 – 13.30 lunch
    • lunch
    • issuing of certificates
    • debriefing and closing
  • 13.30 end of course
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