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Diploma in Ship and Port Agency

12 months
12 months
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Course description

Diploma in Ship & Port Agency

The course includes a thorough examination of the modern agent’s role, the different services required and provided, core commercial skills, legal issues for agents, and the latest contemporary issues in the sector

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements

Participants should be able to prove a minimum achievement of A-Level or equivalent (High School) or those who demonstrate a number of years of relevant industry experience are welcome to apply. You must have an adequate command of English in order to meet the demands of the course.

  • Early or mid-career ship and port agents wishing to develop their knowledge
  • Experienced agents wishing to update their knowledge and prepare for fresh challenges
  • General managers and operations managers at agency companies
  • Seafarers wanting to move into a shore-based role with an agency
  • Professionals wishing to develop a role in ship and port agency
  • Shipping company personnel wishing to understand the work of the agent

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand the role, duties and obligations of the agent as a representative of a ship and/or cargo owner
  • Describe different ship types, layouts, terminology and associated vessel and cargo documentation
  • Understand the commercial and business relationships between agents and stakeholders
  • Explain the operational and financial work of the agent in relation to the ship operator, ships’ crew,the cargo owner and the port authority
  • Describe the documentation related to a vessel call
  • Explain financial accounting responsibilities of the agent
  • Analyse challenges affecting ship and port agents

Training Course Content

  • An overview of the agency, companies’ groups /networks and the market
  • Ship and Port Agent service provider roles
  • Global hub agencies
  • Regional agencies
  • Local agencies
  • Types of vessels and the cargoes they carry
  • Vessel terminology
  • Outline ports and terminal
  • Trade routes and liner vs tramp shipping
  • Commodities

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Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
Lloyd's Maritime Academy
240 Blackfriars Road
SE1 8NW Waterloo

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Lloyd’s Maritime Academy was born from Lloyd’s List. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the trusted brand for professional development, working with leading academic and industry bodies to provide accredited education and training where it is much needed.We are stepping up investment...

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