Welcome. If you're a registered user, please log-in. If not, please sign-up.

In-company training

Read on for syllabus content of the Diploma in Ship Management...

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.

Download the Diploma in Ship Management prospectus here for more details.


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

Diploma in Ship Management prospectus

Take a look at the full prospectus


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

Download the Diploma in Ship Management prospectus here for more details.



In-company training

Assessed & awarded by

Accredited By

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

    "The course prepares you to be efficient and proactive towards the day to day challenges in the shipping industry"
    M.Adetayo
    Masters Energy Oil & Gas lTD
    "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
    "Overall the course was very informative. The modules on finance and maritime law were very interesting"
    R.Jha
    Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "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
    "It is an enjoyable, interesting and useful course for everybody in contact with the shipping and maritime business"
    J Perez Lorente
    Iscomar
    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    M.Uduvwotayinre
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
    "The present course is really useful and interesting for all people who are in the sea business, as well as forwarders, shippers etc"
    K Taran
    JSSC

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

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

Download Latest Information Now

Related Courses

Diploma in

Maritime Leadership and Management

Commences: Tuesday 25th August 2015

Distance learning



Certificate in

Ship Efficiency

Commences: Monday 9th February 2015

Distance learning