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SHIP REPAIR CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

12 weeks by distance learning

Ship repair is an integral part of a ship’s lifetime cycle. Whether it is planned as a routine event a long time in advance or arranged on an “as required” basis to keep a ship operational, it is a process all ships will encounter. This course will help students understand how to manage the process from a contractual point of view, how to manage the repair taking into consideration quality, guarantees, risk, etc.

For further information, visit: www.informaconnect.com/certificate-in-ship-repair-contract-management

Course Contents:

  • Introductions and parties
  • BIMCO REPAIRCON
  • Other industry standard documentation
  • Guarantees, financing and insurance aspects
  • Contract management issues
  • Legal issues

Ideal for:

  • Shipping company personnel and ship managers looking to consolidate their knowledge of ship repair contracts
  • Project managers from shipyards and shipping companies needing to understand how repair contracts affect their operations
  • Technical and operations personnel, ship designers and naval architects seeking a contractual overview
  • Shipping company executives who need a wider understanding of contract management principles
  • New starters, recent recruits and graduates requiring an understanding of this complex area
  • Legal, commercial and insurance professionals dealing with ship repair contract finance, negotiations, or disputes

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SHIP ARREST

12 weeks by distance learning

A ship is likely to get involved in disputes. These can be related to any aspect of its business, its operation, or contractual disputes (cargo/mortgages etc) Ship arrest offers a remedy for security by considering the ship itself as the defendant, otherwise known as an ‘in rem’ claim. This course will give you an understanding of the processes involved in ship arrest and how to resolve the issue effectively with real-world examples.

For further information, visit: www.informaconnect.com/certificate-in-ship-arrest

Course Contents:

  • Background to Ship Arrest
  • Introduction to Ship Arrest
  • Concepts (Pre-arrest)
  • Concepts (Post-arrest)
  • Common Challenges to Ship Arrest
  • Practical aspects of Ship Arrest

Ideal for:

  • Heads of shipping, partners, lawyers
  • Law firms
  • Bankers, insurance professionals, allied fields
  • Law, insurance companies, banks, P&I Clubs
  • Shipowners, ship managers, bunker suppliers and ship agents
  • Bunker traders, shipping companies, shipping agents

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TANKER CHARTERING

14 weeks by distance learning

Shipping leaders are predicting an upturn of the oil transportation market soon. With the return to normal production levels combined with the scrapping of many old vessels without new vessels built to replace them, tanker chartering is set to become more competitive in the next year. Get ahead of the market with our new Certificate in Tanker Chartering, built on over ten years of experience teaching chartering by online learning.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/tch

Course Contents:

  • The Basics of Tanker Chartering
  • Vessels and Cargo
  • Time and Bareboat Charters
  • Voyage Charters
  • Tanker Chartering Operations
  • Charterparty Formats
  • Paper Trades and Value Adding

Ideal for:

Charterers, Ship Brokers, Agents, Traders, Vessel Owners and Operators, Seafaring Personnel, Import, Export, Logistics, Operations and Distribution Managers, Accountants, Lawyers, Claim Handlers, Adjusters and Consultants, Market Analysts, Economists

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MARINE CLAIMS

12 weeks by distance learning

A wide range of legal, technical and managerial aspects of claims and disputes are covered in this course, targeting both new entrants to the field who need a good general grounding in the topics covered, as well as more experienced practitioners who are looking to fill gaps in their knowledge and develop a broader perspective of maritime commerce.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/mc

Course Contents:

  • An Introduction to Marine Claims
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Claims: The Wet Side
  • Marine Claims: The Dry Side
  • Surveyors and Experts in Marine Claims
  • Management of Claims and Disputes

Ideal for:

  • Insurers and insurance brokers, reinsurers and P&I Club personnel
  • Ship owners, ship managers, superintendents, seafarers and other shipping company personnel
  • Cargo owners, freight forwarders and logistics personnel, plus port authority managers and terminal operators
  • Claims handlers, assistants and negotiators needing to develop knowledge of claims in a maritime context
  • Marine surveyors and salvors, shipbuilding and repair personnel involved in claims situations
  • Legal, bank and other financial institution staff plus supporting consultants

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CHARTERING

16 weeks by distance learning

This course delivers the thorough practical, commercial and legal introduction to charterparties needed by anyone working in the industry.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/ch

“Simple presentation of excellent data by industry experts. The course uses actual case studies which I found particularly useful.”
Capt Vikas Shukla, Commercial Manager at ENOC & student 2018

Course Contents:

  • Introduction, Market Context and Broking
  • Time Charterparties I – Introduction and Owners’ Issues
  • Time Charterparties II – Charterer Issues
  • Time Charterparties III – Ports and Performance
  • Voyage Charterparties I – Introduction and Owners’ Obligations
  • Voyage Charterparties II – Charterers’ Obligations
  • Voyage Charterparties III – Laytime and Demurrage
  • Conflict, Interaction and Resolution

Ideal for:

  • Charterers, ship brokers, agents and traders needing detailed guidance on charterparty agreements
  • Vessel owners and operators, plus seafaring personnel wishing to develop their knowledge
  • Import, export, logistics, operations and distribution managers
  • Accountants, lawyers, insurers, claims handlers, adjusters and consultants

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LAYTIME AND DEMURRAGE

12 weeks by distance learning

The expression ‘time is money’ is never more true than in the case of shipping charterparties. These formal agreements contain clauses providing for the time allowed for loading and discharging cargo, and the penalties to be paid if this time is exceeded. These two aspects of charterparties — laytime and demurrage — are critical in determining the financial outcome of voyages carrying cargoes, both wet and dry. This programme provides the detailed understanding required to maximise the profits of vessel owners and charterers, and to resolve the disputes which can arise.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/ld

Course Contents:

  • Laytime and Demurrage Introduction and Context
  • Defining Laytime
  • Calculating Laytime
  • Demurrage, Detention and Despatch
  • Calculating Demurrage
  • Laytime, Demurrage and Despatch in Practice

Ideal for:

  • Ship owners, fleet managers, operations personnel and post fixture managers
  • Demurrage analysts and negotiators
  • Charterers, chartering agents and cargo brokers
  • Commodity traders, logistics coordinators and other trade personnel
  • Cargo discharge coordinators, port and terminal supervisors
  • Maritime lawyers, arbitrators and consultants
  • P&I personnel, claims handlers, adjusters and other insurance professionals

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MARITIME DISPUTES & ARBITRATION

12 weeks by distance learning

Disagreements can arise at any stage of the maritime cycle, from newbuilding and repairs to salvage, pollution, bunker and cargo claims. Charterparties are also a major source of disputes. There are several methods which can be used to resolve disputes, each with its particular benefits and drawbacks. This course gives you a sound base of knowledge to choose the most appropriate approach, giving you the best chance to reach a resolution.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/mda

Course Contents:

  • Types of Marine Disputes, Claims and Approaches to Resolution
  • The Legal Framework: Maritime Disputes and Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime Arbitration
  • Designing an Arbitration Regime
  • Arbitration Procedures

Ideal for:

  • Shipowners, operators, and managers needing to understand the dispute resolution options available
  • Maritime lawyers looking for global comprehension of all dispute resolution practices
  • Experts with legal and maritime backgrounds seeking to enter mediation or arbitration roles
  • Charterers, brokers and contract managers requiring key legal knowledge relating to disputes
  • P&I Clubs and claims executives aiming to broaden their areas of expertise
  • Shipping professionals involved in operations, surveying and incident investigation

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MARITIME LAW & SHIPPING CONTRACTS

12 weeks by distance learning

A core Lloyd’s Maritime Academy course. For anyone aiming to be successful in their role and progress their career in the shipping industry, knowledge of the legal aspects, including shipping contract law, is crucial. All employees in the maritime sector should have a strong understanding of the types of regulatory and contractual frameworks applicable to the industry and which impact on their own work. This course delivers the required knowledge to help build your understanding of the complex laws and contracts surrounding the maritime industry, focusing on English and common law.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/mlsc

Course Contents:

  • Function, Scope and Context of Maritime Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea, Charterparties, Bills of Lading - Applicable Instruments and Standard Contracts
  • Marine Insurance and International Contracts of Sale
  • Admiralty Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Maritime Claims
  • Salvage, General Average, Towage, Ports and Pilotage, Collisions and Limitation of Liability
  • Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques including Commercial Mediation

Ideal for:

  • Shipping industry executives, fleet and operations managers aiming to enhance their understanding of legal and commercial frameworks in the sector
  • Corporate legal counsels and other legal professionals who are thinking of specialising in maritime law
  • Investors, insurers, financial managers and allied professionals working within the shipping and maritime sector needing a broader understanding of the industry as a whole
  • Lawyers, executives and claims managers in P&I clubs and insurance companies
  • Traders and commercial managers using shipping for exporting or importing commodities and goods
  • Shipbrokers, charterers and salvors who need to update their knowledge of key legal issues
  • Maritime employees moving into a new area of specialisation

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MARINE INSURANCE

12 weeks by distance learning

The Certificate in Marine Insurance develops essential knowledge and expertise required to enhance your understanding of the industry, including an examination of cargo insurance; Hull and Machinery insurance; and other policies and how they work in practise.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/cmi

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Marine Insurance
  • Cargo Insurance
  • Hull and Machinery (H&M) Insurance
  • Additional Marine Insurance Coverage
  • Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Insurance Reinsurance

Ideal for:

  • Maritime and insurance personnel engaging in professional development to develop their knowledge
  • Ship owners, operators and managers requiring to broaden their business and commercial knowledge
  • Brokers, agents, claims handlers and underwriters wanting to understand the marine insurance industry in more detail

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SHIP REGISTRATION

12 weeks by distance learning

Delivering a thorough assessment of the many complex issues in global flag state selection decisions for shipping companies—coupled with factors in providing professional registry service for nation states, as well as the allied services—this detailed course covers all the key areas in ship registration. With the growth in the choice of registries, the course addresses a range of critical theoretical and practical topics from understanding the process, to the choice of open versus closed registries and the role of the flag state and port state. It provides students with a deep insight and understanding of the competitive advantages of strategic ship registration and the role of national shipping registries.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/sr

Course Contents:

  • Background and Development of Ship Registration
  • The Flag State and Registry in Shipping
  • Flag State Requirements, Duties and Management
  • Factors Influencing Choice of Registry
  • Decision-making Process Behind the Choice of Open Versus Closed Registries
  • Ship Registration and Port State Control

Ideal for:

  • Shipowners, ship managers and operation personnel who require a detailed comprehension of ship registration requirements
  • Ship registry professionals who need to advance the desirability of the registry
  • Surveyors and technical consultants wishing to learn about the registration process in order to promote their services
  • National maritime administration personnel making regulations and registration decisions
  • Classification society staff involved in accessing vessels
  • Lawyers and legal professionals requiring a deeper insight into the legalities of ship registration
  • Consultants who want to know how to promote shipping registries and their benefits

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TRADE & TRANSPORT REGULATION

16 weeks by distance learning

This course provides a thorough theoretical and practical analysis of the various sources and principles of law that govern international trade and transport. Whether you are a shipping industry professional with an interest in the trade of goods by sea, work in the wider logistics sector and need to understand more about the legal issues involved in the movement of goods, or a supplier or buyer of goods, this course will provide that underpinning knowledge needed.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/ttr

Course Contents:

  • International Trade and the Sale of Goods – Legal and Contractual Frameworks
  • Standard Trade Terms
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Carriage of Goods by Road, Rail, Air and Multimodal Transportation
  • Legal Aspects of International Trade Finance
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Resolution of Commercial Disputes – Commercial Litigation
  • Resolution of Commercial Disputes – Commercial Arbitration

Ideal for:

  • Shipping, trade, and transport professionals, needing a comprehensive guide to key legal theory and practice within their business
  • Supply chain and logistics professionals and other trade-related professionals in policy, regulation, finance, research and analysis
  • Legal professionals and advisors, commercial arbitrators and mediators, seeking specialised knowledge in trade and transport law

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CONTRACTING NEWBUILDINGS

12 weeks by distance learning

During the six modules we will investigate shipbuilding contracts, with a detailed look at the stakeholders, processes, finance, legal and commercial issues, delivery and guarantees. Whether you are from a commercial, or production background, a broker, or working from a shipping company or in a support role, this course will benefit you.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/ccn

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Newbuilding, Parties, Contractual Issues and Commercial Context
  • Production Processes, Procurement, Modifications and Inspection
  • Finance, Payments, Taxes and Funding
  • Risk, Insurance, Delays, Termination & Builders’ Warranties
  • Delivery, Novation and Assignment, Public Procurement
  • Guarantees and Associated Contracts; Contrasting Ship Conversion and Repair Contracts

Ideal for:

  • Project and operations managers
  • Estimators and production personnel
  • Naval architects, marine surveyors, engineers and technical personnel
  • Shipping company managers
  • Professionals in maritime insurance, law, finance, shipbroking and government

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SHIP SALE & PURCHASE

12 weeks by distance learning

This comprehensive course on the sale and purchase of vessels is an opportunity to gain a valuable understanding of the complexities of the topic and a practical understanding of the processes. With ships ranging in size, up to being amongst the largest and most expensive moveable structures made by man, their sale and purchase is a complex process. Fortunes can be made and lost quickly with the cyclical nature of the market and ship values can be volatile — but whatever the market it is important that the legal contracts are watertight. Understanding the sale and purchase process is key to maximising opportunities to make money, or cut costs and minimise losses.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/csp

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Sale and Purchase, Parties, Roles and Contracts
  • The Shipbroker and Formation of the Sale and Purchase Contract
  • The Memorandum of Agreement Part I: Details, Descriptions, Price and Inspections
  • The Memorandum of Agreement Part II: Delivery, Documentation, Physical Condition and Dispute Resolution Choices
  • Further Contract Terms and Different Forms of Ship Sale
  • Managing Difficulties, Performance Guarantees and Ship Recycling

Ideal for:

  • Shipping company personnel and ship managers looking to develop their knowledge
  • Shipbrokers and marine surveyors wishing to understand about contractual arrangements
  • Senior executives, managing directors and CEOs wanting to gain a detailed understanding of the legal concepts and considerations
  • Technical, commercial and operations personnel needing a S&P contractual overview
  • Professionals in maritime insurance, law, finance, shipbroking and government
  • New starters, recent recruits and graduates to shipyards and shipping companies

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COMMERCIAL CHARTERING

This new course will look at the commercial realities of chartering, such as pricing, building partnerships, and new business models.

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SHIP ARREST

This new course will explore the legalities and commercial realities behind the ship arrest issue. Case studies will be examined and considered in this course.

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MARITIME SANCTIONS

This new Certificate course will examine the increasingly important issue of sanctions in maritime trade – what is the current situation, what are the legal ramifications, and how will it affect shipping companies on a practical level?

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DIPLOMA IN

MARINE INSURANCE

This unique course provides an exceptional opportunity to specialise your postgraduate study in the subject of marine insurance

12 months by distance learning

The Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance provides the perfect opportunity for students to study marine insurance at the highest educational level. Graduates substantially boost their knowledge and ability to analyse, address and solve insurance problems — whether looking at matters from the perspective of underwriters or the insured and to guide clients, advisors or underwriters on requirements, points of principle and policy wording. This course offers an excellent unrivalled opportunity to study the intricacies of the important marine insurance market.

For further information, visit: www.informaconnect.com/diploma-in-marine-insurance

Course Contents:

  • Principles of Marine Insurance Law
  • Special Categories of Marine Insurance Cover
  • P&I Clubs and Mutual Insurance
  • Marine Reinsurance
  • Claims

Ideal for:

  • Insurance industry professionals desiring a formal academic qualification
  • Experienced practitioners needing to widen their expertise and understanding of marine risk classes or reinsurance
  • Shipping company operations personnel and commercial managers, port, terminal and logistics managers where insurance is an important consideration
  • Banking and legal professionals seeking to expand their insurance knowledge
  • Senior seagoing officers wishing to broaden their knowledge and academic competence and lay the foundations for a future career ashore
  • Graduates wishing to continue their studies to postgraduate level
"It is incredible how much one can still learn from this industry. This course provides just that and the best thing of all is that you get direct access to some of the biggest minds out there, their opinion and their insight! The course teaches a practicing surveyor good tips on marine casualty investigation. The contents are superb and the case studies are fantastic."
A. Rosas, Blue Waters Insures Corp

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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA / LL.M in

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

The premier legal course for the maritime industry delivered solely by distance learning – develop your knowledge of the complexities of international trade and maritime law

Postgraduate Diploma – 18 months by distance learning / LL.M. continuation – 12 months by distance learning

High quality education in international trade and maritime law within the shipping industry and the overall commercial context in which those principles operate. This renowned programme of academic postgraduate study will develop your knowledge, understanding and application of international trade and maritime law, and will increase your understanding of how commercial trade ventures may give rise to legal issues. With English law being recognised internationally as a dominant legal system providing the basis for maritime and trade contracts, and with London as the single most important forum for settling disputes both through court litigation and arbitration, the World Maritime University and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy course is the ideal postgraduate course. The objective of this course is for the law to be studied in relation to practical application. The course brings together the intellectual rigour of academia with the experience of leading legal practitioners. It will deliver a high level of understanding and knowledge of the most critical aspects of international trade and maritime law whilst gaining a recognised qualification from an international university.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/ml

Course Contents:

  • An Introduction to the English Legal System
  • International Trade Law: An Introduction to English Commercial Law and International Sales
  • Bills of Lading Contracts
  • Charterparty Contracts
  • Marine Insurance Law
  • Admiralty Law and General Average
  • Payment and Finance for International Trade
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
  • Conflicts of Laws and Forum Shopping

Specialist Modules:

  • Ship Finance Law
  • Oil and Chemical Pollution
  • European Union Competition Law in Relation to Shipping
  • The Four Pillars of Maritime Regulation

LL.M:

  • Researching Business Law
  • Dissertation

Learners have the option to enrol straight for the LL.M or to enrol for the PGDip and then progress at a later date to LL.M (subject to entry requirements). Through research based study students are guided to develop an advanced understanding of a specialist area of maritime law whilst also developing their research and independent study skills plus substantiated critical argument.

Ideal for:

  • Students who wish to acquire advanced education and expertise in international trade and maritime law.
  • Students from a wide variety of commercial shipping backgrounds, both legal and non-legal including lawyers; those engaged in the shipping and trading industries; trading brokers; shipping/chartering organisations; salvage organisations; P&I Clubs; insurance; and banking.

This is a World Maritime University programme and qualification. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by the World Maritime University. Enrolment and delivery is managed by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.

Note: an LLB is required to be accepted onto the LL.M