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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 enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    P.Martin
    Codinvest
    "It is a very good course for a global overview of the maritime industry, covering all sections in this specialised career"
    J.Morillo
    Nature Group
    "I enjoyed the course and was very informative with regards to ship management activities."
    Arunkumar Unnikrishna
    General ManagerVroon Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "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 was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    A.Akinsowon
    Hepa Global Energy Ltd
    "The course was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    Student
    2012
    "It has given me more knowledge about the shipping industry and helped with a new opportunity in a big shipping company. I would recommend anyone who has an interest in shipping to go ahead and enrol themselves for this course."
    Ranadeb Ray
    Port Disbursements Manager (Marine Accounting)Oldendorff Carriers

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

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

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