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Certificate in Shipping Business

Study the background to commercial, legal, technical and financial drivers in the shipping sector by tutored online learning

Starts 9 September 2020

Online Learning

Hear what our students have to say about studying our Shipping Business course

We encourage feedback from all our students, and really appreciate the responses we get. Here is a selection of testimonials from previous enrolments:

A very beneficial course which helped to acquire solid knowledge in the fundamentals of the maritime trade and transport.

Grigoris Kondylis,

Financial Manager, Marine Technical Experts

Although I am already working in a shipping company, I discovered many aspects of shipping I was unfamiliar with. The course provided me with a picture of reality and how things are done in practice.

Ismène Berkan,

 Sales, Mediterranean Shipping Company (Algeria)

The course introduced me to a wide range of aspects in the maritime business, and I can now deal with these in a much more confident way. I can certainly recommend the course to all starting out in this interesting field.

Annemarie Morace-Collart,

 Legal Affairs and Insurances, Ustica Lines Spa.

A very informative course, I have only been in the shipping industry for 3 years and I found a lot of very useful material both in the course and the bulletin board information that was posted by Rory.

Geoff Mackay,

 Accountant, Austral Asia Line Pte Ltd.

A very comprehensive course covering all important aspects of the industry. The online delivery is very easy and professional to use.

Anderson P. Hughes,

 Department of Marine Services & Merchant Shipping

The course is very good. It provided lot of new information and improved my knowledge base. Now I can use all this information in my job and consequently improve my career in the shipping area.

Igor Araujo,


The course enhanced my knowledge of the industry and now I am confident to pursue the Master’s program in Maritime transport and logistics.

Elias Mwenyo,

 Manager Sales & Services, Namibian Ports Authority

I have found the course very interesting and very helpful. I have gained much more knowledge helping me progress my career.

Darek Abebe,

 Technical officer, Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Service Enterprise

The best thing about this course is that it approaches a massive area in a concentrated and theoretical framework.

Stefan Kapoulas,

 Consulting Director, Heavenwest Development & Services

This course was a great experience. It's a great introduction to the business, with a lot of detailed information which is clear and easy to read. It has been very helpful in my daily work and I would recommend it to all interested in the shipping business.

Juan Jose Prado,

 Commercial Analyst, Orinoco Iron, S.C.S.

The course was outstanding and incredibly informative!

Frank Harper,

 Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Rory did an excellent job responding to forum questions and encouraging our participation in discussions. Thank you very much!

Student 2014

Excellent, I recommend the course to individuals that work in maritime field and Government Agencies!

Student 2014

All Modules easy to read and understand, Rory has great knowledge on the course and the field!

Student 2014

The case studies were interesting and so was the information on the forum. It was easy to study this course.

Student 2014