Lloyd’s Maritime Institute | International educational institution in Geneva | Essential Cargo and Marine Surveying Law
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Cargo Surveying Training Certificate

Essential Cargo and Marine Surveying Law


This course will consist of two compulsory core modules; management skills for the marine surveyor and ship design and the impact on the surveyor followed by an Applied Project. The two modules cover a both technical and a broad range of higher level management and strategic thinking then the project allows you to apply these new skills to a particular issue or area of interest.


As a professional surveyor one cannot get away from the reality that what you do in your everyday work may have legal implications, whether it be as an expert witness, a claim made by you for unpaid fees or indeed one made against you which might lead to your involvement in legal claims, this course will guide throughout all the marine legal aspects.

Benefits of the Course

Have a look on the basics of the law of contract and tort and how these legal concepts may impinge upon the duties of the maritime surveyor. We also discuss the potential liability for a breach of these areas of civil law and responsibilities for employers.

Who Should Attend

  • Practicing cargo agents;
  • Freight forwarders;
  • Cargo Claim officers;
  • Shipping officers;
  • Shipping Industry starters;
  • Cargo consolidators;
  • Other professionals.

Course Content

  • The law of contract;
  • The law of tort (negligence);
  • The extent of liability;
  • Responsibility for the acts of others;
  • Registration and conveyance of ships;
  • Admiralty court jurisdiction;
  • Collisions and salvage;
  • Towage and pilotage;
  • Pollution;
  • An introduction to shipping law.



I learnt so much more than I expected! Fantastic study experience.

Capt. ALMURTAZA Omar: Chief Officer-Romania.

This course was an excellent investment! It exceeds all expectations.

Mr. Ferro NEVILLE: HSE MARSHAL- Gibraltar.

This learning experience will surely make my CV shine and open doors to new opportunities.


Can I pay for this program in installments?

Yes, you can pay the total amount by installments

Is this program available online?

Yes, it’s based on distance learning

In what language is this program taught?

Our courses are conducted in English

What’s the duration of the course?

We offer a flexible route of earning, means that you can vary the pace of study if life gets in the way of learning. The training requires normally a minimum of 10 hours/week to complete the diploma in 12 months with additional time required to complete the student assignments. 

What kind of examination I need to take to pass the course?

All Modules will be assessed by an assignment. These assignments will be uploaded and available to you when the Module is issued and will be assessed by the Module assessor.

Who recognized this training?

Our courses are recognized by leading organizations such as IAMSA, NAMS Global, INTERCARGO, and IAMSP.

Can I postpone or extend the duration of the course?

You may be able to postpone your course under extenuating circumstances and will need to give justifying information in order to be considered and you have the opportunity to extend the length of your course by an extra 3 months at no additional charges.

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