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Course Content: Diploma in Ship Management

This professional development diploma in Ship Management, which is delivered by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in partnership with North West Kent College, will give you the up to date legislation, knowledge and business skills needed to meet essential industry standards.

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1) Introduction to the Shipping Industry

• How the marine industry has developed
• World trade
• Shipping markets
   - Dry bulk, wet bulk, container, RoRo etc.
• The way ships trade
   - Liner and tramp traders
   - Charters
• Documentation overview
• Shipping legal framework overview
• The way ships are managed and how they operate
• What support is available to the management of shipping?


2) Business Management Skills for the Ship Manager

• Customer services
   -  The importance of customer focus
   - Identifying & meeting customer needs
   - Training and motivation of staff in customer service
   - Performance standards
• Strategic analysis
   - Internal environment
   - Products and services
   - External environment
   - Strategic options
   - Implementing change
• IT use and strategy
• Project Management
   - Examples of typical projects
   - Project and planning principles
   - Roles and responsibilities, leadership and managing the project team


3) Employ and Manage Marine Personnel for Vessel Activities

• Plan the workforce
• Recruit, select and retain staff
• Provide learning opportunities
• Monitor and take action to ensure seafarer certification
• Manage induction processes
• Staff appraisals – tool to motivate your team
• Manage personnel travel procedures
• Provide for the wellbeing and welfare of seafarers and office staff
• Key performance indicators
• A ‘just culture’ versus a ‘blame culture’

4) Vessels Support Services: Buy/Sell/Equip/Maintain/Supply

• Manage the acquisition of vessels
• Vessel disposal
• Develop and implement vessel maintenance plans
• Project management
• Manage physical resources
• Procurement processes
• Organise and oversee the management of contractors
• Establish and implement systems for the management of vessel supplies

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5) ISO Maritime Standards

• International Standards Organisation (ISO)
   - What is the ISO and how does it function
   - Accreditation bodies
   - Audit cycles and how are they performed
• Quality Management Systems
   - The evolution of quality standards
   - Applying quality standards
   - The significance and benefits
   - The disciplines involved
   - Industry legislation and organisations
• Environmental Management Systems
   - The evolution of environmental standards
   - Applying environmental standards
   - The significance and benefits
   - The disciplines involved
   - Industry legislation and organisations
   - The relationship between environmental standards and maritime environmental legislation
   - MARPOL73/78 as amended
   - Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) from ships
   - Carbon reductions and carbon trading
   - Emission Control Areas
   - Cleaner Fuels for ships
   - Anti-fouling legislation for ships
   - New fuel sources for ships
• Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)
   - Introduction to the standard
• Information technology — Security techniques — Information Security Management Systems
   - Introduction to the standard
   - Relationship with the ISPS Code
   - Relationship with companies and the carriage of privately armed security guards on board
• Energy Management Systems
   - Introduction to the standard
• Social Accountability
   - Introduction to the standard
   - Relationship with manning agencies
   - Relationship with MLC 2006



6) Safety and Security in Marine Operations: Management and Legislation

• What is management?
   - Who is a manager?
   - What does a manger do?
   - The structure of organisations
   - Communications in an organisation
   - Working relationships
• Dealing with legislation
   - Maritime legislation
   - International, national and regional legislation
   - The complexities of working in a multi-national organisation and industry
   - Compliance to legislation
   - The results of non-compliance with legislation
• Risk assessment and management
• Accident investigation and analysis
   - Corrective and preventative action
   - Statistics
   - Key performance indicators (KPIs)



7) Safety and Security in Marine Operations: Regulation and Environment

• The ISM Code and the manager
   - Understanding the ISM Code
   - The effect of the ISM Code on the maritime industry
   - The organisation’s safety management system
   - Audit schedule and compliance
   - The effect of the multi-national fleet
• The ISPS Code and the manager
   - Understanding the ISPS Code
   - Security and safety – same or different
   - Company security officer and manager
   - The ship security plan
   - Audit schedule and compliance
   - Relationship between ship security officer, company security officer and port facility security officer
• Port State Control and the manager
   - Inspections and degree of inspection
   - Memorandums of understanding (MOU)
   - Dealing with deficiencies and non-conformities raised at PSC inspection
   - The position of the manager in respect of PSC
• The environment and shipping – minimising the impact
   - Shipping and environmental issues
   - How “green” is your organisation
   - Environmental training
   - Health and safety and the company including care of employees
   - Health surveillance
   - Hours of work and rest
   - Ships medical supplies
   - The effect of stress on employees
   - The effect of fatigue on employees
   - Dignity and respect at work



8) Personal and Professional Skills to Support Shipping Services

• Manage your own resources and professional development
• Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
• Working effectively with people from countries or cultures other than your own
• Communicate information and knowledge
• Leading meetings
• Meetings participation
• Combat “organisational waste”
• Continuous development



9) Understanding Finance and Accounting in the Maritime Industry

• Ship financing
   - Introduction to ship finances
   - The business model
   - Profit and loss account
   - The balance sheet
   - Employment of capital
   - Cash flow forecasts
• Costing in shipping companies and onboard
   - Costing definitions
   - Voyage planning
   - Bunker management
• Working capital control in shipping management
• Capital project appraisal in shipping companies
• Introduction to ratio analysis
   - Ratio analysis
   - Profit and loss accounting ratios



10) Background to Maritime Law and Insurance

• What is “maritime law”? An overview
• Public and private law: regulatory provisions
• International conventions within the maritime legal framework
• Why English law in an international shipping dispute?
• Introduction to contract law
• Introduction to tort law
• Ship sale and purchase contracts
• Bills of lading and charterparty contracts
• The employment framework
• Dispute resolution: Ship arrest, litigation, arbitration and mediation
• Marine insurance



11) Case Study: Managing a Ship Management Company

A project designed to bring together the various areas of study that form the core modules. Participants are cast in the role of General Manager of a small ship management company and asked to complete a variety of tasks

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A superb programme. Don't just take our word for it:

    "The course is really interesting, I learned a lot of things and it has helped me to improve in my professional life"
    M Lanteaume
    World Fuel
    "I enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    P.Martin
    Codinvest
    "It is a very good course for a global overview of the maritime industry, covering all sections in this specialised career"
    J.Morillo
    Nature Group
    "All subjects are interesting. The course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "Very informative and professionally presented study material led by a highly experienced tutor. The flexible study option gave me the opportunity to follow a personal time scheme"
    S.Loosveld
    Cruise Ship
    "The course is very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder
    "I believe it is a very good approach to the ship management business, a lot of interesting and different points of view"
    I Carbunaru
    V Ships

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

  • Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
  • Chevron Texaco Shipping Co LLC
  • Bestobell LNG
  • Serco Denholm Ltd Services S.A
  • Royal Navy of Oman
  • A.P. Moller
  • Blendong Shipping Company
  • E-thokwini Muricipality
  • Svitzer Middle East Ltd
  • Delmas
  • Niovis Shipping Co SA
  • Helko Marine Services Ltd
  • CMI Offshore Ltd
  • Green Barge Company Ltd
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • IRCG
  • Beluga Fleetmanagement
  • Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and Industry Services S.A.
  • Helios Terminal Corporation
  • Hoswon & Simone CPA
  • Trans Sea Marine Services LLC
  • Samin Shipping Co Ltd
  • United Marine Dredging Ltd
  • Steamship Shipping
  • P & O Nedlloyd
  • Smit Amandla Marine
  • Emerald Shipping Ltd
  • Petroruss Inc
  • Century Energy Services Ltd
  • Constantza Maritime University
  • MSC Ship Management Ltd
  • Laskaridis Shipping Co Ltd
  • Geden Lines
  • Doehle (IOM) Ltd
  • Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd
  • Songa Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Velmar Shipping Ltd
  • Transocen Support SVCS Nigeria Limited
  • The Home Depot
  • Oceanwide Shipping
  • Columbia Ship Management
  • Ceres Lng Services Ltd
  • ISSC Ukrrichflot
  • CMA-CGM
  • Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
  • MOL Tankship Management Ltd
  • FEMCO Management
  • Anglo Eastern
  • Offshore Technical Management Solutions
  • Dalby Offshore Services Ltd
  • Q-Shipping
  • Det Norske Veritas
  • De Schroef BV
  • Ashit Shipping Services Pvt.Ltd
  • Samcham Holdings Ltd
  • International Shipping Services
  • Thome Ship Management PTE Ltd
  • Sherine El Naggar/Naggar Shipping Company
  • UK Hydrographic Office
  • Petrobas Transporte S.A -Transpetro
  • MOD
  • Engy Shipping Lines
  • Dorchester Maritime Ltd
  • Murphy Oil Corp
  • Rehm Thermal Systems
  • Nepal Oil and Gas at Foursure towers
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Eimskip
  • Knutsen OAS UK Ltd
  • Malta Maritime Authority
  • International Tanker Management Ltd
  • NATO Underwater Research Centre
  • Baja Ferries USA
  • Raffles Ship Management
  • Crossway Navigation Agency Inc
  • BP Shipping Bunkers (Ltd) Pty
  • Fugro Marine Services BV
  • Zora Canaries Sl
  • Irshs Naval Service
  • Sea Management Ltd
  • Reederei 'Nord' Klaus Transpetro
  • Hellenic Star Shipping Co
  • Marine Management SCMT
  • Westward Sailing Ltd
  • Gibunco Management Ltd
  • Shell Ship Management Ltd
  • Mideast Ship Management Ltd
  • Atlantic Ro Ro Carriers Inc
  • Codinvest
  • Kreuz Subsea Pte Ltd
  • Latvian Shipping Co
  • Sailing Yacht Selene
  • Technip Offshore UK
  • Vela International Marine Ltd
  • Lasco Shipping Co
  • Tidewater Marine
  • Trinity Offshore Pte Ltd
  • Nakicat Switzerwijsmuller W.L.L
  • GAC Marine Shipping
  • Maritime Engineers Pty Ltd
  • CGGVERITAS Services
  • Subsea Petroleum Services
  • Unione Ligura Aramento
  • US Navy
  • Star Reefers UK
  • Centrofin Management Inc
  • Container Ship Management Ltd
  • Shipmanagement Ltd
  • SICURO S.A
  • Intership Pte Ltd
  • State Oil Company of Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Zuidwal 33
  • Thoreson & Co (Bangkok) Ltd
  • Seabulk Offshore Operations Nigeria Ltd
  • Caspian Services Group Ltd
  • Tidex Nigeria Ltd
  • Rolls Royce
  • Grimaldi Lines
  • Maersk Maritime Services
  • Northern Marine Management
  • SMIT (Nigeria) Limited
  • Sanko Rotterdam
  • Great Eagle Maritime International Limited
  • Primorsk Shipping Corporation
  • Qatar Liquefied Gas Company
  • Germanischer Lloyd Nigeria
  • Air France
  • Celebrity Cruise Line
  • Balthellas Chartering SA
  • Seacor Marine (International) Ltd
  • Deckmaster Marine Softwares Inc
  • Neil Burgess Limited
  • Teekay Shipping
  • Rickmers Reederei GmbH & Cie.KG
  • Eagle Maritime RAK FZE
  • Scott Shipping Management Ltd
  • Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co
  • General Maritime Crewing Pte Ltd
  • Tsalos Shipping & Trading
  • Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) Inc
  • TESMA Holding
  • Intergrate Aluminium Components
  • Vigeo Shipping Ltd
  • Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group
  • DSL Shipping Ltd
  • Gulf Stolt Ship Management
  • Maritech
  • Stanford Marine LLC
  • Lannaman & Morris (Shipping) Ltd
  • Shenzhen Huawei Offshore Shipping Ltd
  • SMIT Nigeria Ltd
  • Stena Line
  • Vale
  • All Marine Spares International LLC
  • Hydrodrive Nigeria Limited
  • Western Bulk
  • Seaspan Ship Management Ltd-Canada
  • Omark Maritime Ltd
  • Wartsila
  • Wallenius Marine AB
  • Atlas Services Group
  • Scandlines
  • A/S Torm
  • Cunard Line Ltd
  • Baggermy Boskalis BV
  • Texaco Ltd
  • A.P Moller Maersk Crewing Ukraine
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd
  • Oceanforce Management Ltd
  • Australian Maritime Safety authority
  • Campbell Shipping Co Ltd
  • Din's Trading Sdn Bhd
  • Windforce Maritime Enterprises Inc
  • OSG Ship Management
  • Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc
  • Amandla Marine
  • Orient Ship Management
  • V. Ships
  • Dolphin Offshore Enterprises
  • FMC Oil & Gas Nigeria Ltd
  • Dubai Petroleum Co
  • Serco Limited Marine Services
  • Norwegian Maritime Directorate
  • Norfolk Line
  • Lamnalco West Africa
  • Mitsui O.S.K Lines Maritime
  • Novel Commodities SA
  • OOCL
  • Thomas Miller P & I Club Ltd
  • Unicom Management Services Ltd
  • Motor Yacht Montkaj
  • Panama Maritime Authority
  • Brevigtank AS
  • Barber Ship Management
  • Denholm Ship Management Ltd
  • National Ferries Company
  • Asia Ship International Ltd
  • Serco Marine Services
  • Deena Shipping LLC
  • KGJS Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Satur
  • Elburg Shipmanagement Phils Inc
  • P&O Maritime Services
  • Clyde Marine
  • Adnatco Ngsco
  • J.P Samartiz Maritime Enterprises Co SA
  • P&A Group of Companies
  • Initium Maritime Corp.
  • Port Authority of Jamaica
  • Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi A.S
  • Nautika Sdn Bhd
  • Modec Management Services PTE LTD
  • Hull Blyth Nigeria
  • Bibby Line Ltd
  • Transnave Navegacao S/A
  • Waterman Marine Consultancy
  • VALE SA
  • Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
  • Black Sea Contractor, Odessa
  • Alliance Marine Services
  • Jo Tankers BV
  • Ustica Lines Spa
  • Manton Group Ltd
  • Kyklades Maritime Corportation
  • Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd
  • Glingrow Holding Ltd
  • International Shipping Partners INC
  • MOL LNG Transport Co Ltd
  • Azalea Maritime BV
  • Transport Canada
  • Seamar Shipping BV
  • Petrbras America
  • Eurasia Maritime Management
  • Dubai Dry Docks
  • Lamnalld Group
  • Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd
  • SCF Unicom Singapore Pte Ltd
  • INTRESCO Ltd (Ukraine Branch Office)
  • SOFRM 1939
  • C-Mar Group
  • Trinity House
  • MOL Shipmanagement Co Ltd

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