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Shipping Management Foundation Professional Diploma

Ship Chartering and Agency


What’s it like working as a Ship Charterer? As the controllers of cargoes, charterers are directly responsible for keeping the world’s shipping fleet in business. While some Charterers own ships themselves, either on a leased or permanent basis, most charterers regularly hire ships, or space on ships, to move their goods, products and even passengers. Ship Charterers either liaise with intermediaries, known as Ship Brokers, or directly with ship owners to arrange the hire or charter of ships to get those cargoes to their clients by the most cost-effective and timely means. Ship Charterers therefore need to be in touch with the market to find the most suitable and cost effective transport options, you will have the chance to have a general idea about this and more in this training course.


This course is designed to develop professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly competitive world of Shipping.
The training course program provides participants with an in-depth knowledge of the commercial aspects of shipping and commercial law affecting the merchant shipping operations as well as other legal requirements governing the maritime sector.

Benefits of the Course

  • The foundation Diploma is ideal for people who are new or having little industry experience, allowed to gain practical knowledge and a sound qualification. The diploma is a standalone qualification in its own right; it’s also a great way to ease into study and gives you an overall view of the business.
  • Help you to capitalize on these opportunities and equip you with the balance of modern shipping knowledge and port management expertise sought after by employers in the industry.

Who Should Attend

  • Recent graduates looking for a career within the shipping industry;
  • Shipping professionals who wish to enrich their know-how and improve their professional status;
  • Nautical Officers;
  • Officers of the Merchant Marine serving both at sea & onshore; 
  • Young professionals with the determination to enter the shipping industry;
  • Etc.

Course Content

1 Compulsory subjects:
  • Port Agency Operations;
3 Specialty subjects:
  • Dry Cargo Chartering.


It's very helpful to get the full picture of all actors in chartering, their tasks, rights, obligations and so on. The information was very relevant and helpful.

Mr.Bartolome Ruben

“Since completing my diploma I've got a membership with the International Association of Marine & Shipping professionals, which truly help me, get traineeship with the biggest companies in my country”

Capt.Munir Hussein

“I’m quite satisfied of the knowledge gained during the course in Shipping Management. All necessary

Theoretical aspects are perfectly covered – ship handling, bridge team management and Master/pilot information exchange, port control… »

Capt .Domingos kiala


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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