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Certificate in Commercial Risks in Shipping

Managing and mitigating commercial risks in shipping markets

Starts on 6 February 2019

Certificate in Commercial Risks in Shipping

Shipping is a risky business – and that’s something that makes it so interesting and attracts many people to the sector. With shipping markets being notoriously volatile, dependent on cyclical  variations and buffeted by the inconsistencies of global trade and financial uncertainty, there’s plenty of room to make money and lose money. The shipping sector is a uniquely challenging commercial environment for everyone involved in maritime business, and this course thoroughly explores the commercial risks and how we can manage and reduce these.

When:  6 February 2019
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Ideal for:

  • Commercial directors, managers & analysts wishing to develop their professional effectiveness
  • Charterers, traders & shipbrokers needing to deepen their understanding of commercial issues
  • Vessel & cargo operations managers plus wider shipping company personnel
  • Investors, financial & asset managers seeking to improve their maritime commercial awareness
  • Lawyers, insurers, solicitors & other legal professionals working in contract & risk management
  • Freight & cargo executives requiring a broader perspective on shipping risk & financial markets

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introducing Commercial Risk in the Shipping Context: Shipping Markets and Risk Management Principle
  • Commercial Risks Arising from Charterparties, Operations and Claims Issues
  • Financial Risk Management and Credit Risk
  • Freight Derivatives and Hedging: Forwards, Futures, Options and Swap
  • Commercial Risks Relating to Environmental and Safety Management Issues
  • Marine Insurance and Risks

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

Course Director


Katerina Konsta Dip Fin, BSc, MSc, PhD (cand)

Katerina is a trainer and shipping consultant, and was previously Head of the Shipping, Transport & Logistics Department at BCA College of Athens (Greece). She has lectured on undergraduate courses in shipping, maritime business and related subjects. 

Katerina holds a degree in Maritime Business and Maritime Law from University of Plymouth (UK). Her postgraduate studies include International Shipping at the University of Plymouth (UK) and Maritime Studies with International Transport at the University of Piraeus (Greece). She is currently working on her PhD at Plymouth University.

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