Online IBIA Basic Training Course

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4 - Once you have booked you will receive a unique link, confirming your place at the training course module(s) of your choice.
5 – After the purchase, you will have access to the video for two (2) weeks.


For IBIA members: £400 per module. 

For non IBIA members: £550 per module.

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Online IBIA Basic Training Course


Online IBIA Basic Training Course


VAT not incl.

The IBIA Basic Bunkering Course is a programme of training modules designed to introduce new entrants or staff with limited knowledge of the bunker industry to the most important aspects of the bunker industry. It consists of 5 modules each lasting just over 1 hour presented by IBIA Board member, Nigel Draffin. The course materials have been peer reviewed by members of the relevant IBIA Working Groups.


The materials are available only to course attendees for a period of 14 days. The documents presented will not be supplied in an electronic format after the access period ends. 

The duration of each module is up to 60 minutes. The modules can be taken as stand-alone courses, however, attendees will gain the best value by taking all five modules in the order suggested.

Module 1. An Introduction to Bunkering covers the origin and all of the different aspects of our industry at a level suitable for those with limited experience of the industry or its day to day activities. It should prepare students for the more detailed modules that follow.

Module 2. Basic commercial practice. This covers the way a buyer submits his bunker requirement to the sellers in the market, receives and evaluates the offers from the sellers, negotiates the deal and settles the payment.

Module 3. Basic technical understanding. This covers the production, composition, specification, on board treatment and potential issues with the normal grades of marine fuels. It does not require any specialist technical knowledge.

Module 4. Basic bunker operations. This covers the operational aspects of delivering fuel to ships. The fist part covers the decision on quantities required and the calculation of the quantities supplied.  The second part covers the practical aspects of the three main methods of delivery (barge, pipeline and road tanker).

Module 5. Real life. This final module deals with the practical issues that can disrupt the routine bunker operation. Disputes over quality, quantity, delays, cancellation and payment issues.

Completing these 5 modules will prepare the students for the general on line training modules produced by IBIA on a wide variety of topics.


Once payment has been received for the online course(s), you will automatically receive access to your module(s). Unfortunately, your purchase is not refundable and cannot be cancelled.


Once payment is received, you will be sent an acknowledgement of your booking via e-mail including the unique link to enter the training course. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please first check your spam folder and then e-mail us at to make sure we have received your booking.


At the end of the 14 days period, the participants that have successfully completed the IBIA Online Bunker Training Course module(s) will receive the IBIA Certificate of Attendance.


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