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Certificate in Laytime and Demurrage

Learn key knowledge on diffusing disputes and maximising charter profits

Starts 14 January 2020

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Understand the law, learn how to make calculations and gain practical skills

 A comprehensive background knowledge of the legal and practical elements of these complex issues could mean the difference between profit or loss; conciliation or litigation; success or failure in trade deals and chartering enterprises.

When: 14 January 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks, part-time

Ideal for:

  • Charterers and chartering agents; brokers, traders and distribution managers
  • Shipping company professionals in supply, operations and risk management
  • Employees starting or moving into the shipping divisions of oil and bulk operators
  • Ship owners, fleet managers, port and terminal supervisors
  • Bankers, accountants and advisors involved in shipping finance
  • Legal and insurance professionals dealing with commodity transportation issues
  • Personnel in trading, distribution and logistics companies transporting goods by sea

Course Modules | Courses Fees | Meet the Experts | About Online Learning


  • Laytime and Demurrage Introduction and Context
  • Defining Laytime
  • Calculating Laytime
  • Demurrage, Detention and Despatch
  • Calculating Demurrage
  • Laytime, Demurrage and Despatch in Practice

"An excellent course, great for both those who already have some knowledge about laytime and demurrage and for those not so familiar"

 A. Fontes, Ship operator,SAGA Forest Carriers

Course Director


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

Katerina has worked for a number of years in shipping and currently is working as Director of SeaWorks Training & Consulting Ltd. She is with the University of Middlesex as Project Supervisor in the MBA Shipping & Logistics and MBA Oil & Gas and serves as an examiner for the Institute of Charted Shipbrokers. Through SeaWorks she also collaborates with the University of Athens, Kapodistriako.

Find out more about Katerina and the highly qualified course authors.

"Great background for people new to the subject. For those with experience it has great ideas for refining your approach to determine true risks and liabilities"

L. Otto, 2013, BP

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