Starts 22 June
The Certificate in Shipping Course has been designed, by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, to provide participants with a comprehensive and wide understanding of shipping market. The Course has been developed to meet the educational needs of new entrants with little or no exposure to the maritime business.
The Course will be delivered exclusively online by fully tutored live learning.Once your registration is completed, you will receive an email with all the information and the link for the online sessions. For your participation no special equipment is needed except a web camera and a microphone.
Through an advanced online training system, participants will have a live interaction with the tutor and will have the full support throughout their studies.
Reasons for Sea Transport, Demand for Shipping, Maritime Geography & Types of Cargo
The Growth of Seaborne Trade and Merchant shipping fleet, Development of Modern Ships, Major Trade Routes
Types of Ships, Liner vs Tramp Shipping, Design of Ships, Life Cycle of Ships
The Role and Location of Ports, Infrastructure and Cargo Operations, Port Management & Ownership, Port Congestion
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 Markets, Types of Charter, Chartering Negotiations, Role of the Broker & Commisions, Specialist brokers, Sale and Purchase Brokers
Definition of a Contract, Bill of Lading & their functions, Charter Parties, Cargo/Ship Offers, Other Documents
Revolutions in Shipping, Shipping Cycles & External Influences in Shipping, Laytime, Demurrage and Despatch Calculations, Voyage Estimates
The evolution of Greek Shipping & the Future
Participants are required to submit online multiple-choice questions plus short written essays of about 150 words each.
All participants passing the test papers and essays will be awarded with a certificate of attendance by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
TUTORS & CVs
Elina Kasotaki, FICS
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.
Simon Ward, FICS
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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