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Certificate in Contracting Newbuildings

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

Starts 12 February 2020

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: 12 February 2020
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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  • 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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