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Certificate in Maritime Transport Security

Study current and future threats in maritime transport security

Starts 19 May 2020

Delivered Online

Certificate in Transport Security

Transport security is a vast area - from the safety of the basic infrastructure of ports, terminals and harbours, to the safety of the shipping company, the ship and its systems, and the crew. It is increasingly vital that all involved in the industry are aware not only of the basics of transport security, but also the latest dangers, the regulatory issues, and the methods of dealing with risk.

When: 19 May 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 14 weeks part-time

Ideal for:

  • Port managers, terminal managers, and harbour masters
  • Shipboard personnel, ship owners, fleet managers, commercial managers and office staff
  • Head of Security / Head of Safety ashore
  • Armed response teams and officers
  • Marine insurers, risk managers, crisis management professionals, and consultants
  • New entrants to the maritime security industry, including those from a security background who require more information on maritime logistics

Course Modules | Courses Fees | Meet the Experts | About Online Learning


  • Maritime Transport Security: an overview
  • Maritime Security
  • Security Control Measures and Risk Mitigation
  • Information and Data Security
  • Piracy and Terrorism
  • Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning
  • Laws and Regulations Concerning Transport Security

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

Learn online with the support of industry experts


Charles Swanson
Security and Risk Management Consultant

Charles has a Master's degree in Security and Risk Management, is a Fellow of the Security Institute (where he sits on the Academic Board), and is a specialist with the Institute of Risk Management.

He served with the Royal Military Police for 22 years specialising in security, and since 2003 has been heavily involved in maritime security, concentrating on counter-terrorism and anti-piracy strategies.

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