About The Course

Imagine a day in your life, waking up facing contracts stacked in front of you. One side of your table filled by files with contracts that you need to go through and on the other side, files consists of documents regarding maritime to approve or decline. Besides, more Shipment details were still pending from being keyed- in, and when you started think where to start, you received phone calls from various freight dealers asking for updates about their demurrage resettlement. Your life can be miserable and you are afraid that decisions made are no longer accurate.


This is why one need to train himself from the experts to polish his ability in this sector. This is where we came in to help in by providing training to other entities for their own and nation’s betterment but efficiency in this “dull” put-fixture activity is expected nevertheless.


The expected time for a coal shipment to be in port for the loading and unloading process is known as laytime. Unfortunately, if the coal shipment is delayed at the port due to some uncontrollable reasons, it will cause the ship-owner to be entitled to claim compensation in the form of demurrage.


Most of the time, laytime and demurrage enthusiasts seem to forget the most important part in the process, which is the calculations. It is a single document that determines the final outcomes of the process. The end-to-end laytime job reactive to great focus in details and numbers.


Throughout this 2-day training, participants will be involved deeply on the fundamental principles which underpin laytime and also calculations involved. Besides, this training provides the participants a real time situational understanding since the training includes case studies and workshops which are specially designed for coal shipments to ensure the participants can outline all the knowledge gained throughout the training.


TNBF, one of the prominent company in Malaysia, had involved directly in laytime processes pertaining to coal shipments for years. Experience and the strategy of TNBF had been benchmarked for many companies. This program opens an opportunity for the participants to meet the experts in the field who are the one behind TNBF’s great efficiency.


At the end of the training, participants will have a clear understandings on how the principle can be changed by the wording of contractual terms. All the modules includes practical Examples of calculation. This training only caters for coal bulk industry laytime.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand concept of Laytime calculation
  • To gain knowledge on contractual terms and resolution on dispute issues in Despatch and Demurrage
  • To gain practical expertise in post-fixtures strategies
  • To enhance your ability to understand the underlying principles on Despatch and Demurrage
  • To improve individual skills in calculating and negotiating in Despatch and Demurrage

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial to:

  • Beginners in Laytime field for bulk industry
  • New comer to shipping industry
  • Employees working in chartering and Logistic department.

Expert Course Faculties

Our first key expert has extensive experience in coal supply chain, quality assurance, logistics operation and coal usage. He has more than 30 years’ working experience with Tenaga Nasional Berhad, and 15 years’ working experience with TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.


At TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd, our key expert was previously a Manager (Logistics), Senior Manager (Operations) and Senior Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning) before being appointed to his current position.


Our key expert obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME). He is currently entrusted with the position of the Senior Market Analyst (Market Analyst & Strategic Negotiator), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.


Our second key expert holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology (Hons) & Master of Engineering (Safety, Health and Environment). Currently, she is entrusted with the position of the Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.


With almost 7 years’ in areas of logistic and international business, our key expert is involved in general cargo vessels, container ships, dry bulk carriers and reefer ships. Also, she has experience in sales, marketing and branding.


By covering wide area of expertise in supply chain management, our key expert has deep understanding and knowledge in this industry. Her vast experience and progressive skills have been entrusted and qualifies her to deal many coal IPP for TNB Fuel Services such as in Manjung, Jimah, Kapar and also Tanjung Bin. She is also keen in strengthening her skills and therefore, she is now pursuing her PhD in Business Administration.


Understand the concept of laytime calculation

Gain knowledge on contractual terms and resolution dispute issues in despatch and demurrage

Gain practical expertise in post-fixtures strategies

Enhance ability to understand the underlying principles on despatch and demurrage

Improve skills in calculating and negotiating in despatch and demurrage

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. 
Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course & reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises & case examples to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan