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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:

    "Overall the course was very informative. The modules on finance and maritime law were very interesting"
    Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "The course was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    Hepa Global Energy Ltd
    "I gained so much knowledge in only a year; I think it is a must for anyone who starts working in the shipping field"
    R Vassiliou
    NAF Shipping
    "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 is really interesting, I learned a lot of things and it has helped me to improve in my professional life"
    M Lanteaume
    World Fuel
    "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
    "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:

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

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