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Certificate in Ship Operations

Learn about the operational functions within shipping companies by online learning

Course start date: 9 November 2020

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Your Qualification in Ship Operations

This 12-week distance learning course introduces the key functions of the operations department in shipping organisations. It provides essential knowledge to anyone  working in (or aiming to work in) ship operations, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of how the global shipping industry functions.

When: 9 November 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate

Ideal for: Whether ship or shore based, this course is a must for anyone who needs a greater understanding of ship operations. It will be beneficial to shipping industry entrants, and as a refresher to those wanting to consolidate or update their knowledge.

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.


  • Ships, Practitioners and the Maritime Industry
  • Vessel and Voyage Operations. Part 1: Cargo, Charters and Documentation
  •  Vessel and Voyage Operations Part 2: Commercial and Post Fixture Management
  • Crewing, Manning and Management Essentials
  • Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Management
  •  Vessel Operations and Maintenance

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

"This course has proven to be an excellent aid to our business. So many areas which gave you a much broader insight into the business. Given the content of the course, I am certain that our operation, and my industry knowledge will be improved."

                                                               R.Hall, South Sea Lines Limited

Course Director

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Semiramis Koliou-Contogoula BSc MSc

Semiramis has many years’ experience working with major shipping companies. Her expertise has been gained working in a broad range of departments including operations, crewing, chartering, freight collection, claims/insurance and accounting.

Throughout her career she has provided on-the-job preparation and development for trainees, giving them the realistic and practical guidance needed to complete the many and varied roles in shipping.

Find out more about Semiramis here

"The duration and method of the course as well as the course content, was very clear and easy to understand"

                                                            M.Caramallis, Meglobal Europe GMBH

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