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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"
    "The course is very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder
    "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"
    Cruise Ship
    "The course opened up the wide range of topics this business brings with it and explains how various departments / items are connected to each other"
    Student, 2013
    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria 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
    "The course was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    Hepa Global Energy Ltd

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

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

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