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Certificate in Chartering

Build your understanding of charterparty contracts - training course by tutored distance learning

Commences: 5th April 2017

Charterparties are complex documents - would you benefit from a detailed understanding? With the danger of reduced profits or even significant losses being incurred by errors in the drafting or understanding of a charterparty – can you afford to not be fully informed?

The Certificate in Chartering is a fascinating course designed to give all those involved with these crucial contracts a practical, commercial and legal grounding in charterparties.

Compiled by specialists, the carefully structured study modules of the Certificate in Chartering programme highlight all the important issues and pitfalls, and discuss legal and practical solutions to problems, plus how to avoid them by good planning.



Knowing the following is essential for everyone involved in charterparties:

  • What is a charterparty and what does it cover
  • What terms to put into a charterparty
  • What to leave out of a charterparty
  • How it will effect other obligations and other contracts
  • What can go wrong
  • How to deal with charterparty challenges

The Certificate in Chartering provides this vital information in an informative, flexible course format.


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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 5th April 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 18 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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CPD/CEUs: 28hours / 2.8 CEUs

Overall the course was really interesting and very useful for my current job requirement and I am generally satisfied!



This course is ideal for charterers, ship brokers, agents and traders needing to develop their understanding of charterparty agreements.

In addition, the course has proved to be of great benefit to vessel owners and operators, plus seafaring personnel wishing to develop their knowledge. It has also been of great use to import, export, logistics, operations and distribution managers; as well as accountants, lawyers, claim handlers, adjusters and consultants.

Alex McIntosh Partner, Clyde & Co.

Alex McIntosh is a Partner at Clyde & Co LLP, where he has worked as a shipping lawyer since 1987. He has worked in London and Hong Kong and is now in Piraeus advising ship owners, charterers, defence clubs, traders and lenders on the practical and legal aspects of all types of charterparties.

Alex has advised on dispute for clients all over the world and has
handled court proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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It's very helpful to get the full picture of all actors in chartering, their tasks, rights, obligations and so on. The information was very relevant and helpful.



Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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