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Event Overview

This intensive four day training course will provide participants with an overview of the current international coal market, as well as the tools needed to carry out effective negotiations in the coal and shipping markets.

Upon completion of the course, you will understand:

• The dynamics of current thermal and coking coal markets
• How to negotiate coal supply transport agreements – Crucial elements to include and pitfalls to avoid
• How to build quality assurance into contracts and logistics
• The role of traders, brokers, agents and lawyers in arranging deals and transport
• The coal buyer’s perspective – The importance of various quality parameters for buyers
• Coal indices and their development and influence in the market
• Coal futures and the commoditisation of coal
• Coal trading in the paper and physical market


• Participants will take part in a practical case study and interactive sessions in coal trading and shipping, integrating and reinforcing the concepts and methods learned during training

Who should attend?

• Coal producers
• Coal buyers
• Coal sales and marketing managers
• Energy traders and marketers
• Exporters/Importers
• Brokers
• Middle and back office managers
• Risk managers
• Lawyers
• Government officials involved in monitoring and regulating the coal trade


Contact Us

For more information please contact Matt Ackroyd at or call +44 20 7779 8084