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Certificate in Laytime and Demurrage

Learn key knowledge on diffusing disputes and maximising charter profits

Starts 14 January 2021

Understand the law, learn how to make calculations and gain practical skills

 A comprehensive background knowledge of the legal and practical elements of these complex issues could mean the difference between profit or loss; conciliation or litigation; success or failure in trade deals and chartering enterprises.

When: 14 January 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks, part-time

Ideal for:

  • Charterers and chartering agents; brokers, traders and distribution managers
  • Shipping company professionals in supply, operations and risk management
  • Employees starting or moving into the shipping divisions of oil and bulk operators
  • Ship owners, fleet managers, port and terminal supervisors
  • Bankers, accountants and advisors involved in shipping finance
  • Legal and insurance professionals dealing with commodity transportation issues
  • Personnel in trading, distribution and logistics companies transporting goods by sea

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

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.


  • Laytime and Demurrage Introduction and Context
  • Defining Laytime
  • Calculating Laytime
  • Demurrage, Detention and Despatch
  • Calculating Demurrage
  • Laytime, Demurrage and Despatch in Practice

"An excellent course, great for both those who already have some knowledge about laytime and demurrage and for those not so familiar"

 A. Fontes, Ship operator,SAGA Forest Carriers

Course Director


Dr Katerina Konsta 

Katerina has more than 20 years of international experience in maritime and logistics education. Dr Katerina Konsta is the CEO of SeaWorks Training & Consultancy (UK) and Managing Director of STAMKON (Greece). In parallel with her full-time duties, she is as an Examiner for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) in London, Course Director and Consultant with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (UK), the MBA supervisor for the University of Middlesex (UK) and reviewer for shipping journals.

Find out more about Katerina and the highly qualified course authors.

"Great background for people new to the subject. For those with experience it has great ideas for refining your approach to determine true risks and liabilities"

L. Otto, 2013, BP

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