Certificate in Shipping Course

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    Dates: 7/11, 9/11, 14/11, 16/11, 21/11, 23/11, 28/11, 30/11, 05/12, 08/12, 12/12 & 12/12
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    Duration: 12 Sessions

     

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    Hours: 19:00 – 21:30

     

     

  • 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

The Certificate in Shipping Course offers flexible study options with online and face to face classes, depending on your preference.

Online learning: Classes take place online, during evening hours 19:30-21:30; Delivered by fully tutored method and live interaction between the participants and the tutor through the HMC educational Platform.

Face to face: Classes take place with physical presence, during evening hours 19:00-21:30 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.

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.

TUTORS & CVs

Dr Konstantinos Galanis, MICS, Director of Operations, Dido Shipping Co

Dr. Galanis has 27 years of professional experience and is currently Director of Operations at Dido Shipping Co SA. He is a Commander (ret.) of the Hellenic Navy, Educational Counselor and member of Impact & Crashworthiness Lab for MIT and Founder of Shipping for Kids. He is also the Chairman of the International Ship Recycling Association. Ηolds three graduate degrees from MIT, namely MSc in Ocean Systems Management, Naval Engineer and PhD in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering and Applied Mechanics (the first non-American active duty Officer to receive such title in the history of MIT). He has taught for several years courses related to Naval Architecture & Marine Hydrodynamics. He is a member of ABS European Technical Committee and ClassNK Greek Technical Committee. He has published several papers at International Journals, Conferences and events and has written several technical reports, projects and a book. He is Lecturer at ICS Greek Branch/ HMC teaching Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade.

Elina Kassotaki, FICS, Business Develoment Manager, Holland Hellenic Shipping Agencies Ltd

Elina is a maritime professional that has twelve years of experience in a leading Piraeus Shipping Agency, as Business Development Manager, in charge of business projects and corporate policies. She has been a Chartering Broker within the same company, responsible for the commercial management of five coastal dry cargo vessels, trading in the Med & the Black Sea. She started in shipping after nine years of experience in project & operations management within the tourism sector. Elina holds a BSc in Business Management & Tourism, a BA in International & European Studies, a MA in International Law, the ICS professional qualification, is a Fellow of the ICS and speaks four languages. Elina is currently Vice-President at WISTA HELLAS.

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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