Module 1
    Learning Objectives

    Maritime Law

    • Understand how international maritime law affects maritime commercial transactions
    • Discuss the difference between legal regimes with particular emphasis on English Contract Law
    • Explain international law in relation to shipping disputes, cargo damage, claims procedures, insurance law  and the use of correct terminology to argue viewpoints
    • Understand the basic mechanisms in place to resolve commercial disputes, including arbitration and mediation procedures
    • Understand the process of maritime liens and the role of P&I Clubs/legal representatives in this respect
    • Understand international law in relation to collisions, salvage, general average, oil pollution and the importance of collecting evidence
    • Understand the rights and obligations in relation to Bills of Lading, Hague, Hague Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules
    • Compare key voyage and time charter parties from a legal perspective and identify suitable rider clauses
    • Know about the legal responsibilities particular for passenger transportation
    • Know about the legal processes related to sale and purchase of ships
    • Understand how to organise a shipowners business and ensure global legal compliance
    • Understand various methods of ship financing, loans and security
    • Understand pool agreements and ways of cooperation between shipowners

    Cultural Awareness

    • How culture impacts business and why it matters
    • Understanding your own culture
    • Differences in cultural values, their impact on the ability to work effectively
    • Differences in communication styles and the challenges
    • Effective communication, handling the “yes” culture and saying “no”
    • Virtual/remote working and communication (challenges and overcoming them)
    • Building trust and relationships – working as “one team”
    • Business and social sensitivities
    • Proven strategies for working and communicating effectively across cultures

    Maritime Economics

    • Understand the relationship between global economy, maritime transport and political factors
    • Discuss the economic organization and structure of the shipping markets
    • Understand the relationship between supply and demand of commodities and freight rates
    • Understand the relationship between shipyard capacity, new building orders, the second hand market and recycling of merchant ships
    • Understand the structure of shipping costs and revenue streams
    • Discuss the major dry bulk commodities, their origin, factors affecting supply and demand and the impact on the world fleet
    • Discuss the major wet bulk cargos, their origin and destination, factors affecting supply and demand and the impact on the world fleet

    Ship Knowledge

    • Knowledge and understanding of the effect on shipping of major international maritime conventions and governing bodies
    • Shipping company composition and departmental responsibilities
    • Shipboard organization and shore interaction
    • The role of the flag state, class society and port state control
    • Factors contributing to a ship’s port and cargo suitability including ship particulars, safety performance, propulsion, maneuvering capabilities, cargo capacity / suitability, customer requirements, fuel consumption and speed
    • Ship specifics of tankers, dry bulk carriers, container ships, RORO and MPV
    • Oceanography & meteorology and route optimization
    • Environmental protection and ship owner environmental profile



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