STSA Operator's Certificate

TWO INTAKES PER YEAR:

          • MARCH - JUNE
          • SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER


The STSA Operator's Certificate is a very practical training that has been organised by a working group composed of experts in Operations, Finance and HR managers under the supervision of STSA.

The programme has been thought with a hands-on approach in order to give participants the best and quickest possible grip of the diverse procedures needed to operate commodities.

  • Intro into Commodity Trading, documents and INCOTERMS
  • Commodities (Energy, Metals and Agri)
  • Trading Contracts
  • Trading Operations
  • Shipping, Chartering and Operations
  • Laytime & Demurrage Handling
  • Financial Instruments and Payments Terms
  • Physical Risks and Insurance
  • Law & Dispute Resolution Schemes
  • Course Review and Practical case study

The modules will take place Friday evenings and Saturday mornings not to interfere with a professional activity and to give enough time to absorb and eventually practice what has been learnt in the programme.

The programme has been created with a hands-on approach in order to give participants the best and quickest possible grip of the diverse procedures needed to operate commodity trading. It allows participants to understand the life cycle of a trade from the operational side on a 4 months period.

This training is open to highly motivated candidates with an excellent level in English.

Please find additional information in the dedicated brochure:

87%
success rate


55%
student with an
industry background


60%
those seeking employment found one after completing the STSA Operator's Certificate


Study Trip to the Port of Antwerp

An arranged a field trip to the Port of Antwerp for students is part of the programme. The aim was to show the students the real life challenges of the shipping industry in Europe’s second largest freight port.

It included a boat trip around the port facilities on the right bank of the Scheldt river, a tour of the Vesta oil terminal, and a visit to the SGS inspection and testing facility.

The trip gave the students an insight into Antwerp’s fast growing port, which is adding facilities at a breakneck pace: in June it opened the world’s biggest sea lock, and in September, it opened a spectacular Zaha Hadid-designed Port House, the new headquarters for the Antwerp Port Authority. Spread over an area larger than the city of Paris, and ten times the city of Antwerp, the port last year loaded and unloaded 208 million tonnes of maritime freight.




The speakers that make the success of the STSA Operator's Certificate