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Certificate in Shipping Markets Analysis

A thorough explanation of how the shipping market works

Starts on 7 September 2021

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: 7 September 2021
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.

Course Modules | Courses Fees | 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.


  • 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