Certificate in Shipping Course

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    Dates:13/05, 15/05, 20/05, 22/05, 24/05, 27/05, 29/05, 10/06, 12/06, 17/06, 19/06 & 20/06

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    Duration: 12 Online Sessions

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    Hours: 19:30 – 21:30 (GMT+03)

  • Fees: 1200 € (Including tuition fees, CIS Book & reading material)

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

The Certificate in Shipping Course (Understanding Shipping) has been designed, by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, to provide participants with a comprehensive and wide understanding of shipping market. It is taught by shipping experts and is ideal for new entrants with no or little exposure to the shipping industry.

STUDY METHOD & ASSESSMENTS

Study Method

Classes take place with physical presence, during evening hours 19:00-21:00 at the HMC Premises in Piraeus, Greece.

 

Assessment

Participants are required to submit online multiple-choice questions plus short written essays of about 300 words.

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Course Outline

THE PLANET, PEOPLE & TRADE

Reasons for Sea Transport, Demand for Shipping, Maritime Geography & Types of Cargo

THE GROWTH OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE & SHIPPING

The Growth of Seaborne Trade and Merchant shipping fleet, Development of Modern Ships, Major Trade Routes

THE SHIPS

Types of Ships, Liner vs Tramp Shipping, Design of Ships, Life Cycle of Ships

THE ROLE OF PORTS

The Role and Location of Ports, Infrastructure and Cargo Operations, Port Management & Ownership, Port Congestion

THE VOYAGE

Shipping Practitioners, Preparing the Ship for Cargo, Voyage instructions, Bunkers & Crew Matters, the role of the Agent & Disbursement Accounts, Notice of readiness & Legal Matters, Redelivery of the ship/off-hire concept

THE CHARTER MARKETS & SHIPBROKING

The Markets, Types of Charter, Chartering Negotiations, Role of the Broker & Commisions, Specialist brokers, Sale and Purchase Brokers

KEY DOCUMENTS IN SHIPPING

Definition of a Contract, Bill of Lading & their functions, Charter Parties, Cargo/Ship Offers, Other Documents

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHIPS; SHIPPING CYCLES & MATHS

Revolutions in Shipping, Shipping Cycles & External Influences in Shipping, Laytime, Demurrage and Despatch Calculations, Voyage Estimates

THE GREEK SHIPPING MIRACLE

The evolution of Greek Shipping & the Future

IDEAL FOR:

  • New entrants with little or no exposure to the shipping industry
  • All involved in executive shipping administration
  • Investors, lawyers, financial managers and similar professionals working in the industry
  • Suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, customs officers, export managers and other professionals providing services to the shipping industry

CERTIFICATION

All participants passing successfuly the test papers and essays will be awarded with a certificate of completion issued by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Capt. Dimitris Ntatsios

Capt. Dimitris Ntatsios is a Master Mariner Class A’, a PhD.c of the University of the Aegean, holds a M.Sc. in Shipping, International Trade and Finance of the University of Piraeus and a B.Sc. in Economic Science of the University of Thessaly. He is also a certified DPA, CSO and SSO, as well as an accredited ISM, ISPS, MLC Lead Auditor, a Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA) Assessor and an unlimited dynamic positioning Officer (DPO) of the U.K Nautical Institute.

He has been working in the maritime and shipping industry since 1994, by providing his services as a Master Mariner Class A’ onboard ocean oil tanker Vessels, as well as a chartering operations manager in ship owning and managing companies, operating in tankers oil market and he has worked also in the commercial operations, vetting, safety & quality, marine and claims departments over the years.

He is a member of the Hellenic Master Mariners Union, the Port Captains Club, the Hellenic Marine Environmental Protection Association and the Greenpeace International. He is also a committee member of the Norwegian Hull Club, associate fellow of the Nautical Institute and a member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors.

Cpt Andreas Georgiou, FICS, Managing Director of GREGALE (DRY BULK) SHIPPING

Capt. Andreas upon graduating Leonteio Lykeio Patission, attended the Hellenic Merchant Marine Academy earning his officer’s commission and his Bachelor in Nautical Science. He served on board Bulk Carriers, RoRos and Cruisers as well as in various Navy units as a Naval Officer covering a number of different duties. He started his career ashore as an operator of handy bulk carriers at ADRIATICO Ltd. and quickly added chartering in his activities. After several years with Eurochart SA as a chartering manager and Ursa Shipbrokers in the same position, and after a couple of years as Managing Director at Grace Trading Corporation LLC, he is now the Managing Director of GREGALE (DRY BULK) SHIPPING, a company that operates Dry Cargo Vessels using own contracts and market cargoes. He holds an MSc in Marine IT applications and an MSc in International Relations. Among other academic publications in various subjects shipping and non shipping related, he has also published two papers on correlation of the BDI with other economic figures.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a lecturer in Dry Cargo Chartering, Ship Operations & Management and Port Agency at HMC/ICS Greek Branch.

Simon Ward, FICS, Director, S&P of Ursa Shipbrokers S.A.

Simon started his career at a ship-owning company in Liverpool. He became a Ship Sale & Purchase broker, also in Liverpool, in 1993 before moving to London in 1997. In 2008 he moved to Greece to open and run HSBC Shipping Services Ltd in Piraeus. Despite moving back to London in 2012, he returned to Greece in 2013 to open a new S&P joint venture in Piraeus with Ursa Shipbrokers, reaffirming his longstanding commitment to the Greek shipping industry. A Member of the ICS since 1995, he was accepted as a Fellow in 2009. He is a member of the Institute’s Education and Training Committee. He teaches Introduction to Shipping, Shipping Business, Economics of Sea Transport and Ship Sale & Purchase at HMC/ICS Greek Branch.

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