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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:

    "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 was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    A.Akinsowon
    Hepa Global Energy 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
    "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
    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    M.Uduvwotayinre
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
    "All subjects are interesting. The course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "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

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

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

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