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Basic Chartering and Operations

"Basic Chartering and Operations - the core of a shipping operation" will teach you the basics of shipping in 2 days. The course is an introduction to the industry and as such the topics covered will give the participants a broader perspective in the complexity of a shipping operation. Weather you work in an IT department, Accounting unit or ship management function, the course will hopefully give you valuable knowledge to understand your part of the total operation.


Morning Session, Simonsen Vogt Wiig

  • Terms and abbreviations
  • Documentation (C/P & B/L)
  • Running of the vessel (operation)

Afternoon session, E&Y

  • Financial repsorting
  • Revenue recognition
  • Operating expenses

Evening session/ dinner and speech by Mr, Bjørn Pedersen

  • Norwegian shipping history


All day session, Shipnet

  • International shipping
  • World transportation
  • Cost of running a vessel
  • Voyage calculation
  • Voyage operation


  Bjørn Pedersen, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
Background from Fearnley&Eger, T. Klaveness and numerous positions within the Wilh. Wilhelmsen group of companies, incl. Vice President Business Development WW ASA and Course Manager WW Academy for Shipping. Bjørn is well known as an eager and knowlegdeable shipping historian.

Oluf Sandvik, ShipNet AS
Sailing as an officer at sea for 3 years, both dry and tanker vessels.  Working 16 years in various shipping companies in Norway. Crewing, accounting, operation and chartering experience. Last 11 years working as a business consultant in ShipNet AS – a software company for the shipping industry. In ShipNet Oluf has implemented the ShipNet solution to many shipping companies: Dry cargo, tanker owner/operators, reefer owners, off-shore companies, e.g. ExxonMobil, Vela International Ltd., Chevron Shipping Company LLC, and General Maritime Corp.  

 Morten Haukaas, Ernst & Young
Senior Manager in Ernst & Young AS. State Authorized Public Accountant (Norway) with more than 10 years of experience auditing clients reporting under N GAAP and IFRS within the shipping segment.



Erlend Lous, Ernst & Young (will lecture in Oslo)
Erlend Lous has extensive experience with shipping related transactions. He has also experience with general corporate/M&A and competition law. From 2007–2009 he headed up Vogt & Wiig’s Singapore office where he, among other transactions, assisted in about 100 shipbuilding contracts in Singapore, China, Korea, Japan and Indonesia. He assists ship owners on a regular basis with Charterparties and sale and purchase of vessels, and several of the major arrangers of Norwegian sale/lease back projects in addition to several Norwegian and international banks. Erlend has given lectures at BI Oslo, University of Hanoi and Nanyang University Singapore. Erlend will lecture at Basic Chartering & Operations in Oslo.

Ingar Fuglevåg, Ernst & Young (will lecture in Bergen)
Ingar Fuglevåg has been with Vogt & Wiig since 1999, a firm which is constantly ranked in the 1st category of shipping lawyers in Norway in the Legal 500. He became a partner of the firm in 2005. Ingar is one of the partners of the shipping department of Vogt & Wiig, and specialises in shipping/admiralty law and insurance law. He litigates insurance disputes, casualty disputes, including P&I and cargo disputes both in arbitration proceedings and before the Courts in Norway. Ingar has given lectures on Maritime law to Lloyds Maritime Academy as well as at Norwegian forums, such as Nor Shipping, the University of Oslo, The Norwegian Maritime Law Association and the Norwegian School of Management – BI. Ingar will lecture at Basic Chartering & Operations in Bergen.

Seminar fee NOK 6,000 per person for the full programme for members.
For non-members the seminar fee is NOK 8,500 for the full programme.
More than one person from one company gives a discount of 10%.
The seminar fee covers lectures, documentation, handouts, diploma and lunch.

For Oslo March, register here
For Bergen - to be annonced later, register here 

Registration terms
Any cancellations must be made in writing to post@bulkforum.com.  Cancellations received no later than one week before the course date will be subject to an administrative fee for NOK 3,000. Cancellations after this time will be liable for the full fee. However substitutions may be made at any time at no extra charge, but have to be notified in advance to post@bulkforum.com. Confirmation will be sent by e-mail. 







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