Richard Watts (Founder and Director) provides tailor-made training programmes on all aspects of Shipping and Trading operations, either in our offices in central Geneva or at your premises, encompassing:

  • Commodity Trading Fundamentals
  • Documentation used in Trading
  • Terms used in Trading
  • Trading Contracts
  • Trading Operations
  • Shipping (Chartering and Operations)
  • Laytime and Demurrage
  • Trade Finance
  • Legal
  • Risk and Insurance
  • Counterparty Relations

Training is provided at the level appropriate for the audience, ranging from entry level to advanced courses in highly specific subjects.

Richard Watts is regularly appointed as principal speaker/trainer for STSA (The Swiss Trading and Shipping Association: Operator’s Certificate, Commodity Trading Fundamentals and Bespoke Training Courses), the Lloyds Maritime Academy (Demurrage Masterclass) and a number of other reputed training institutions.

Richard has provided training to employees from most of the leading trading companies and banks.


Richard Watts has created a series of videos exploring the world of Commodity Trading and the various Commodities that we trade.

See the Media section for more.