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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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    "The course was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    "It is a very good course for a global overview of the maritime industry, covering all sections in this specialised career"
    Nature Group
    "The course prepares you to be efficient and proactive towards the day to day challenges in the shipping industry"
    Masters Energy Oil & Gas lTD
    "It is an enjoyable, interesting and useful course for everybody in contact with the shipping and maritime business"
    J Perez Lorente
    "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
    "The course was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    Hepa Global Energy Ltd
    "All subjects are interesting. The course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

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

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