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Certificate in Shipping Markets Analysis

A thorough explanation of how the shipping market works

Starts on 8 September

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Certificate in Shipping Markets Analysis

Shipping markets may not behave in a systematic way but the way we understand them can be approached systematically. This course is designed to give reader a practical guide in the how and what such a systematic approach could be. It is based on the course director’s experience of over 20 years analysing shipping markets from a variety of perspectives for a variety of users and guides students in how to analyse the market, forecast changes and write an effective report for clients.

When: 8 September 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 14 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Ideal for:

New entrants in the shipping industry wanting an insight into market analysis, including those considering a career in international trade, shipping, banking, insurance, or connected industries where you need to understand the global shipping markets.

Job titles will include:

  • Shipping analysts
  • Graduate analysts
  • Market analysts
  • Shipping financiers/bankers

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Market Definitions
  • Methods of Shipping Analysis
  • The Macroeconomic Context
  • Market Supply and the Complexities of Ownership
  • Market Demand
  • Asset Markets
  • Pulling it all together
  • Wrap Up

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

Course Director


Mark Williams

Mark Williams is the founder and managing director of Shipping Strategy Ltd, a maritime consultancy and training company based in Cambridge, UK. A well-regarded shipping industry personality and ambassador, Mark is a top 50 tanker industry leader, often quoted in the press, with BBC news appearances and many articles published. He has held management positions since 2000 and P&L responsibility since 2012.

Mark has 23 years’ experience across shipping markets, developing and managing commercial relationships with ship owners, charterers and the wider shipping industry, having worked for companies such Informa Plc, HSBC, Braemar Shipping Services PLC and Affinity (Shipping) LLP. Read more about Mark

Take a look at our recent interview with Mark

We recently interviewed Mark about his thoughts on the industry and his advice for professionals in the field, looking at the future of Shipping Markets and how they have changed and developed. 

Click here to read the full interview