Maritime

Best Practices in Docking Management

Training course that encourages shipping companies to take better control over quality, costs and risks during docking projects using modern tools and methods.

Objectives

To enable shipping companies and ship owners to control quality, cost, time and risks during docking projects by using modern tools and principles of cost control, project and risk management.


Entrance regulations

Who should attend: 

Superintendents/Fleet managers, Senior management, Owners, Cost Controllers

Duration: 2 days or 12 hours as a virtual classroom training


Traditionally ship owners have allowed the yard to occupy the driver’s seat when it comes to the cost of docking. Yards have been happy to invoice based on the work done, not on the work agreed according to the contract and variation orders. This practice has made real-time cost control impossible. Today, thanks to modern technology and good project management practices the cost of docking can be brought properly under control.

Digital transformation has come to docking management and it is now possible to keep track on progress, cost and quality using new software and even phone apps. This is a “game changer” for the industry as it enables each team member to access the specifications, record quality issues and update progress on the fly while in dock or on board. Management can now expect to receive proper daily progress reports, including a forecast for the final cost of the project and when the vessel can depart.

The course covers the practical phases of a docking from A to Z. Designed in close co-operation with leading shipping companies, and drawing on years of practical experience, the course is highly interactive and encourages a lively exchange of opinions for the benefit of all attendees. A number of practical checklists, templates and detailed specification templates will be provided.

The course focuses on:
  • How to bring docking costs under control
  • How to manage risk and avoid surprises
  • How to use the contract as a management tool
  • Project management  
  • Quality
  • Specification
  • Tools and templates
  • The latest software solutions available
  • Best practice
  • Examples of practical cases

Objectives

To enable shipping companies and ship owners to control quality, cost, time and risks during docking projects by using modern tools and principles of cost control, project and risk management.


Entrance regulations

Who should attend: 

Superintendents/Fleet managers, Senior management, Owners, Cost Controllers

Duration: 2 days or 12 hours as a virtual classroom training


Traditionally ship owners have allowed the yard to occupy the driver’s seat when it comes to the cost of docking. Yards have been happy to invoice based on the work done, not on the work agreed according to the contract and variation orders. This practice has made real-time cost control impossible. Today, thanks to modern technology and good project management practices the cost of docking can be brought properly under control.

Digital transformation has come to docking management and it is now possible to keep track on progress, cost and quality using new software and even phone apps. This is a “game changer” for the industry as it enables each team member to access the specifications, record quality issues and update progress on the fly while in dock or on board. Management can now expect to receive proper daily progress reports, including a forecast for the final cost of the project and when the vessel can depart.

The course covers the practical phases of a docking from A to Z. Designed in close co-operation with leading shipping companies, and drawing on years of practical experience, the course is highly interactive and encourages a lively exchange of opinions for the benefit of all attendees. A number of practical checklists, templates and detailed specification templates will be provided.

The course focuses on:
  • How to bring docking costs under control
  • How to manage risk and avoid surprises
  • How to use the contract as a management tool
  • Project management  
  • Quality
  • Specification
  • Tools and templates
  • The latest software solutions available
  • Best practice
  • Examples of practical cases