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Certificate in Chartering

Build your understanding of charterparty contracts - training course by tutored distance learning

Starts 2nd April 2020

Online Learning

Charterparties are complex documents - would you benefit from a detailed understanding?

With the danger of reduced profits or even significant losses being incurred by errors in the drafting or understanding of a charterparty – can you afford to not be fully informed?

The Certificate in Chartering is a fascinating course designed to give all those involved with these crucial contracts a practical, commercial and legal grounding in charterparties.

Compiled by specialists, the carefully structured study modules of the Certificate in Chartering programme highlight all the important issues and pitfalls, and discuss legal and practical solutions to problems, plus how to avoid them by good planning.

When: 04 April 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: Part-time over 16 weeks

Ideal for: Charterers, Ship Brokers, Agents, Traders, Vessel Owners and Operators, Seafaring Personnel, Import, Export, Logistics, Operations and Distribution Managers, Accountants, Lawyers, Claim Handlers, Adjusters and Consultants

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction, Market Context and Broking
  • Time Charterparties I – Introduction and Owners’ Issues
  • Time Charterparties II – Charterer Issues
  • Time Charterparties III – Ports and Performance
  • Voyage Charterparties I – Introduction and Owners’ Obligations
  • Voyage Charterparties II – Charterers’ Obligations
  • Voyage Charterparties III - Laytime and Demurrage
  • Conflict, Interaction and Resolution

"Simple presentation of excellent data by industry experts. The course uses actual case studies which I found particularly useful."

Capt Vikas Shukla, Commercial Manager at ENOC & student 2018

Course Director

cert in chartering course director

Alex McIntosh
Partner, Thomas Cooper LLP

Alex McIntosh has worked as an international shipping lawyer since 1987, starting at Clyde & Co where he moved up the ranks to Partner, and moving to Thomas Cooper in 2017. Specialising in contracts of trade, insurance and transport, Alex is qualified as a lawyer in England, Greece and Hong Kong.

Read more about Alex McIntosh.

"This is a chartering course intended to set you up for success."

Denis Smirnov, Corporate Development at CISN Shipping Group & student 2018

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