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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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    "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
    "I enjoyed the course and was very informative with regards to ship management activities."
    Arunkumar Unnikrishna
    General ManagerVroon Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "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
    "All subjects are interesting. The course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "The course was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    "I came to the Diploma in Ship Management as a Ships Captain with little shore office experience. This course has played an important part in my adjustment to my new role ashore. It has given me a far more holistic and strategic attitude towards my functional requirements. This change is already showing results in my daily business. It is also a good springboard toward further studies and opening up greater career opportunities."
    Conor Stott

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

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

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