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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:

    "The course is very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder
    "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
    "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"
    S.Loosveld
    Cruise Ship
    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    M.Uduvwotayinre
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
    "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
    JSSC
    "All subjects are interesting. The course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "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

Over 2,000 students representing some of these companies:

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

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