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OG03 31 Aug - 04 Sep Dar es Salaam $4950 Register

Course Overview

A marine loading arm, commonly called a mechanical loading arm, is a mechanical arm consisting of steel pipes that connect a cargo terminal or storage tanker to a transport tanker or ship. It is controlled either manually or hydraulically. Marine loading arms can handle both liquids and gases of varying viscosities and temperatures. Broadly, they consist of four main parts—a stand post, an inboard arm, an outboard arm and swivel joints. Marine loading arms are symmetrical in design, which serves several purposes, such as distributing the load across swivel joints, symmetrical division of forces within the structure, etc. While loading arms are one of the most convenient and suitable loading technologies or machinery one could think of, the extent of activities at ports and harbours and the need for faster and more efficient machines and technologies is resulting in further innovation to ease ship-to-shore connections. Given the transport and the extent of activity and operations performed using marine loading arms, they need to be manufactured such that they are resistant to wear and tear and are flexible enough to follow ships’ movements. Since marine loading arms are used to load all types of liquids and gases and, as a result, are subject to hazardous chemicals and substances, the associated control system for such arms needs to meet a broad range of standards for protection against any explosion. There are several types of control panels, including local control, explosion protected pendant control, radio control and human–machine interface control. Thus, a marine terminal control system, commonly known as a terminal operating system, is an important tool within a marine terminal or port to manage and/or control the movement and storage of various types of cargo. The primary objective of using such systems is to provide a set of computerised procedures to manage cargo, machines and people within the storage facility to enable efficient and effective management of the facility. A terminal control system fosters better use of assets, labour and resources; more accurate workload planning; readily available information; etc.

This Zoe training course will empower you with in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of marine loading arms and their corresponding terminal control systems. The knowledge and information gained through this course will enhance your skillset and potential to take up roles with higher responsibilities, thus contributing to your career progression. Further, by undertaking this course, you will be capable of handling technical glitch-related hiccups efficiently and promptly. The exposure and confidence gained through this training session will empower you to provide more suggestions and enhancement ideas to the loading process. Overall, this training course will equip you to significantly contribute to seamless cargo transport from the terminal storage facility to the vessel, in turn increasing your avenues for growth and progression.

Course Objectives

The main objective of this course is to empower marine professionals with—

  • thorough knowledge and information about marine loading arms and terminal control systems
  • the required experience and knowledge to device and implement new ideas and advanced technologies to manage the loading process seamlessly and efficiently
  • the required skill to undertake greater roles and responsibilities within the organisation, contributing to growth and progression in their careers
  • adequate knowledge and confidence to successfully train new employees on the working and mechanics of marine loading arms and their associated terminal control systems
  • reduced risk of mishaps and/or other damage to property and lives because of trained individuals performing operations
  • the required skills and experience to work with advanced tools and technologies to manage control systems seamlessly
  • the dynamic experience to handle all functions undertaken by control systems
  • the required awareness and experience to work with different kinds of control systems

Training Methodology

Training courses at Zoe Talent Solutions are customised to make them most relatable and best suited to the training audience, based on the academic or professional backgrounds and experience of the audience. The training is a mix of trainer delivery, trainee participation and experiential learning. Presentations, lectures, group activities and assignments, role-plays, case studies, etc. are some modes to ensure equal participation of the trainer and trainees. Real-life experiences are shared by some trainees and discussed in-depth by the trainer, drawing references from the training presentation and discussion to help trainees relate training content to real-life scenarios.

This course follows Zoe Talent Solutions’ very successful and acclaimed Do–Review–Learn–Apply Model.

Organisation Benefit

Organisations whose employees who undergo this training course will benefit in the following ways:

  • Trained employees and experts to manage and operate marine loading arms and terminal control systems
  • Seamless and efficient loading process because of greater awareness of the working of the loading arm and different control panels
  • Advanced tools, technologies and processes to manage the loading operating process
  • Reduced risk of losses due to dangers and hazards caused by negligence during the loading process
  • Increased efficiency and productivity because of well-managed terminal control panels
  • Optimal use of assets, labour and equipment
  • Ready information for quick and cost-effective decision making
  • Automation of multiple functions, thus contributing to increase in overall efficiency, leading to growth in business

Personal Benefit

Professionals undertaking this course will benefit in the following ways:

  • Complete knowledge and understanding of marine loading arms and terminal control systems
  • Enhanced skill and confidence to work with advanced processes, tools and technologies to ease the loading process
  • More awareness and exposure to be able to work with different control panels to ensure seamless operations
  • Increased skill and capabilities to partake in critical roles related to operating terminal control systems, contributing to growth in one’s career and progression across the organisation
  • Improved decision making skills because of readily available information and data
  • A platform and necessary opportunities to showcase one’s abilities and confidence to efficiently and safely manage the loading process, even for hazardous liquids and gases
  • Increased knowledge and broadened perspective to undertake roles across any organisation in the marine industry

Who Should Attend

  • Owners and top management of marine organisations responsible for making purchase decisions and other such finance-related critical decisions for their organisations
  • Technicians and engineers responsible for operating control systems and panels during the loading process
  • Other port officials and ship crew who would participate in activities during the loading process
  • Auditors and safety inspectors responsible for ensuring adherence to universal standards of employee health and safety as well as environmental regulations
  • Legal authorities and finance advisors responsible for taking the legal course in the event of conflict or hazard

Course Outline

The course will cover the following topics that will help completely understand marine loading arms and terminal control systems:

Module 1 – Principles of a Marine Loading Arm Design

  • Operating safety
  • Environment protection
  • Lean technology
  • Ease of operation
  • Low maintenance
  • Ease of shipping and set-up

Module 2 – Parts of a Marine Loading Arm

  • Stand post/riser
  • Inboard arm
  • Outboard arm
  • Swivel joints

Module 3 – Three Types of Flange–Flange Connections

  • Bolted flange connection
  • Manual quick couplers
  • Hydraulic quick couplers

Module 4 – General Functions of Terminal Operating Systems

  • Shipping management
  • Rail transport management
  • Road transport management
  • Yard management
  • Invoicing/reporting
  • Inventory

Module 5 – Different Types of Terminal Control Systems

  • Local control
  • Explosion protected pendant control
  • Radio control
  • Human–machine interface (HMI) position monitoring system

Module 6 – Types of Ports/Terminals Managed by a Control System

  • Container terminals
  • Multi-purpose terminals
  • Universal/river terminals

Module 7 – Technologies used by Terminal Control Systems

  • Internet
  • Electronic data interchange (EDI) processing
  • Mobile computers
  • Wireless local area networks (LANs)
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)

Module 8 – External Communication Avenues through Terminal Control Systems

  • Terminal operators
  • Freight forwarders
  • Shipping agents
  • Container operators
  • Port authorities
  • Customs officers

 Module 9 – Points of Consideration when Choosing Terminal Operating Systems

  • Current pain points
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Impact on customer service
  • Impact on traffic capacity
  • Scope for future optimisation

General Notes

  • All our courses can be facilitated as Customized In-House Training course.
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • As for Open Enrolment Courses, we offer our clients the flexibility to chose the location, date, and time and our team of experts who are spread around the globe will assist in facilitating the course.
  • The course fee includes facilitation, training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training.
  • FREE Consultation and Coaching provided during and after the course.
Customized Schedule is available for all courses irrespective of dates on the Calendar. Please get in touch with us for details.
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