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Certificate in Shipping Business

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
Course summary
12 weeks
Online courses
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Certificate in Shipping Business Course - A 12-week Introduction to Shipping & Maritime Transportation

Today, the global shipping industry fulfills a critical role in international trade and the global economy. This distance learning certificate course offers Participants a comprehensive and practical introduction to the shipping industry, including its stance in the global markets, ships, regulations, ship finance, maritime and commercial law and more. 

As an invaluable course for professionals beginning or currently working the industry, Participants of the course will gain unique insight into the workings of the shipping industry. The course is designed in a part-time format to allow Participants to study whilst maintaining their current role and is supported by Lloyd's Maritime College tutors. Upon completion of the course, Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the shipping industry
  • Anticipate the impacts of the maritime industry on international trade and the global economy
  • Explore various shipping markets
  • Grasp the principles of financing and trading vessels
  • Appreciating the role of marine insurance
  • Understand the shipping industry from a managerial and technical standpoint.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This training course is equally suited to experienced shipping professionals as well as those who are new to or looking to move into the industry. Suitable candidates may include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent recruits to the maritime industry
  • Employees moving into a new area of specialisation
  • Specialists needing a wider understanding of the shipping industry
  • Professionals in supporting to aligned sectors
  • Experts working on a temporary basis in the industry

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful participants will receive a Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate.

Training Course Content

This distance training course will cover the following topics:

Shipping Industry and the Global Economy, the Markets and International Organisations

• World trade development
• Demand for shipping services
• Economics of sea transport
• International trade, trade balance and trade routes
• The impact of transport costs
• Shifting world markets
• Shipping markets
• Shipping companies
• International institutions

Development of Ships, Regulation, International Conventions, Ship Manning and Port Operations

• Ship operations
• The history of the development of ship types
• Ship characteristics
• Ship manning
• Management on board
• International regulations and conventions
• Introduction to ports and terminals

Ship Finance – Financing, Purchasing and Trading of Ships

• The financial decision
• General principles of financing ships
• Borrower structures
• Senior debt
• Capital markets
• Securitisation
• Mezzanine finance
• Project financing
• Leasing
• ECA financing
• Hedging

Registration and Classification, Ship Operations, Revenues and Costs

• Ship Registration
• Ship Classification
• Third party ship management
• Sale and purchase markets
• Demolition market
• Charter markets
• Ship operation
• Trading
• Ship revenues and expenses

Maritime and Commercial Law, the Carriage of Goods by Sea and Liability

• Fundamentals of law: the legal system
• Fundamentals of law: Law of Contract
• Maritime law: origins
• Aspects of maritime law
• International institutions and legislation
• Commercial shipping law
• International regulations

Marine and Cargo Insurance, P&I Clubs and the Insurance Market

• Origins
• Legal background
• Hull and Machinery insurance
• Protection and Indemnity Insurance (P&I)
• Cargo insurance
• The marine insurance market.


The cost of this course is £1,599 per Participant (VAT conditions apply).

For those who qualify, early bird discounts are available.

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Lloyd's Maritime Academy

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (LMA) is the world’s largest provider for professional development, working with leading academic and industry bodies to provide accredited education and training where it is much needed. LMA is part of KNect365 Learning focusing exclusively on the maritime...

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