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Certificate in Ship Sale & Purchase

Build your knowledge of the process of buying and selling ships - training course by part-time distance learning

Starts 17 April 2018

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Certificate in Ship Sale & Purchase

Ships number amongst the largest and most expensive moveable structures made by man. The process of their sale and purchase reflects this fact; there is a particular need for commercial precision.

The ship sale and purchase market is cyclical, and at times volatile. Trading conditions for ship sale and purchase, whether generally or for ships in specific sectors, can change quickly in response to global economic conditions. Where a market trend occurs in the time between signing a contract and completing the sale, one party or the other will have a commercial interest in escaping from the contract.

During this course we will develop a knowledge and understanding of ship sale and purchase, of the commercial aspects to enable effective negotiation, of the processes and of the legal framework that provides the “rules”.

When: 17 April 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate

Ideal for:

  • Shipping company personnel and ship managers looking to develop their knowledge
  • Shipbrokers and marine surveyors wishing to understand about contractual arrangements
  • Technical, commercial and operations personnel needing a S&P contractual overview
    Professionals in maritime insurance, law, finance and government
  • New starters, recent recruits and graduates in shipyards and shipping companies

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


10 MODULES AVAILABLE

  • Introduction to Sale and Purchase, Parties, Roles and Contracts
  • The Shipbroker and Formation of the Sale and Purchase Contract
  • The Memorandum of Agreement Part I: Details, Descriptions, Price and Inspections
  • The Memorandum of Agreement Part II: Delivery, Documentation, Physical
  • Condition & Dispute Resolution Choices
  • Further Contract Terms and Different Forms of Ship Sale
  • Managing Difficulties, Performance Guarantees and Ship Recycling

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course


I completed the Ship Sale and Purchase course and the Contracting Newbuildings course, I found both to be very informative and useful

                                       Sadik Memis, Uzmar Workboat and Tug Factory


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Jonathan Kemp, Solicitor, Keates Ferris


Jonathan is a specialist maritime lawyer with Keates Ferris.
Taking advantage of an early career at sea as a navigating officer in the Royal Navy, Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and since then has gained an intimate knowledge of the shipping industry and its cycles. He has worked in Singapore, London and now in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Learn more about Jonathan here​.


I found the course material easy to follow, informative and focused on the key issues related to Sale and Purchase. I now not only have a better understanding of the process but will be more confident when dealing with issues arising from Sale and Purchase

                                                     Brian Purtle, Lloyd's Register


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