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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:

    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
    "It is a very good course for a global overview of the maritime industry, covering all sections in this specialised career"
    Nature Group
    "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
    "I enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    "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
    "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:

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

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