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Certificate in Contracting Newbuildings

Study the full range of issues regarding shipbuilding contracts - delivered by tutored distance learning

Starts 11 February 2021

Delivered by tutored distance learning

This crucial course investigates all aspects of vessel newbuilding and shipyard contracts.

During the six modules we will investigate shipbuilding contracts, with a detailed look at the stakeholders, processes, finance, legal and commercial issues, delivery and guarantees. Whether you are from a commercial, or production background, a broker, or working from a shipping company or in a support role, this course will benefit you.

When: 11 February 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks, part-time

Ideal for: Project and operations managers, estimators and production personnel, naval architects, marine surveyors, engineers and technical personnel shipping company managers and professionals in maritime insurance, law, finance, shipbroking and government

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100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Introduction to Newbuilding, Parties, Contractual Issues and Commercial Context
  • Production Processes, Procurement, Modifications and Inspection
  • Finance, Payments, Taxes and Funding
  • Risk, Insurance, Delays, Termination & Builders’ Warranties
  • Delivery, Novation and Assignment, Public Procurement
  • Guarantees and Associated Contracts; Contrasting Ship Conversion and Repair Contracts

"This is a great course. It provides an excellent foundation if
you want to go deeper in the field"

 Kamen Stoykov Penev, MAN Diesel & Turbo

Course Director

certificat in contracting newbuildings

Jonathan Kemp, Solicitor, Keates Ferris
Jonathan is a specialist maritime lawyer with Keates Ferris.

Taking advantage of an early career at sea as a navigating officer in the Royal Navy, Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and since then has gained an intimate knowledge of the shipping industry and its cycles. He has worked in Singapore, London and now in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Learn more about Jonathan here.

"I learned a lot. The study modules were written to be easily understood by non-lawyers. I found the course very useful"

Joaquin Rojas, Frontier Liner Services


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