Advanced Shipping and Operations

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Advanced Shipping and Operations

A Route to Successful Goods Transportation Effectiveness

Classroom Dates
18 - 22 Nov 2024
14 - 18 Apr 2025

The shipping Industry continues to grow and expand and therefore there must be a qualified person in Shipping Management who will continually be required to service the needs of this crucial sector.

This Advanced Shipping and Operations training course will allow the participants to achieve a high level of effectiveness by gaining the experience in terms of content, instruction, discussion and team exercises.

This training course provides an excellent foundation in the developments in shipping by introducing the maritime and shipping laws & regulations and various size and type of shipping fleet and its impact in performance and the trade markets & supply demand trends. 

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight: 

  • Introduction to International Shipping Industry History & Conventions
  • International Shipping Laws & Regulations
  • Ship’s Management & Operation and its Effect in International Trade
  • Shipping Industry Economics
  • Ship Chartering & Marine Insurance

The main objective of this Advanced Shipping and Operations training course is to provide educational knowledge and values for delegates who needs to gain the practical knowledge and updated professional skills of the international conventions and maritime industry economics. 

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify & understand the International Rules & Regulations of the Maritime Industry.
  • Recognize the role of IMO & ILO in Maritime Transport.
  • Demonstrate the international conventions & codes related to Maritime Transport.
  • Understand Charter Parties Types & Contents.
  • Recognize the Principles of Maritime Trade
  • Analyze and evaluate Shipping Market & Shipping Companies Economics
  • Describe the International Rules controlling the carriage of different types of Cargoes.
  • Identify Classification Societies Roles.
  • Practice the Vessel Crewing & MLC 2006 Convention Requirements.  
  • Understand the Future of Maritime Trade and Development.
  • Practice the Cargo Insurance Fundamentals. 
  • Discuss the Vessel Operations & Management Best Practices.

This Advanced Shipping and Operations training course will utilize a variety of proven professional learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The sessions will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and training course facilitator. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Professional management of maritime companies operations are very vital to the success and strategic planning of the organization.

The organisation will realize:

  • Updated knowledge of international maritime standards and regulations.
  • Improved shipping companies' operational integrity.
  • Enhanced strategic planning capabilities.
  • Improved shipping operational performance.
  • Understanding the future of maritime trade and development.
  • Enhanced utilization of sources and resources.
  • Increased profitability.
  • Application of best practices in decision-making.
  • Understanding international regulations and requirements for vessels and marine terminals/ports.
  • Managing vessel chartering processes.
  • Differentiating between types of vessel charter parties.
  • Managing vessel operations in maritime companies.
  • Practicing the regulatory roles of flag/port state inspections and requirements.
  • Understanding the future of maritime trade and development.
  • Organizing shipping documentations and bills of lading.
  • Understanding types and contents of charter parties.

This Advanced Shipping and Operations training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Shipping company owners, directors, and senior managers.
  • Charterers, shippers, and maritime attorneys.
  • Company directors and senior management leaders of cargo and passenger ship operators.
  • Shipbuilding industry sales/marketing personnel.
  • Management of companies and bodies managing and operating ports and storage terminals.
  • Producers, traders, or commodities brokers, and suppliers.
  • Staff, employees, and section heads from trade and finance ministries.
  • Individuals looking to expand shipping and international sea-trade knowledge.

Day One: Introduction to International Shipping Industry History & Conventions

Overview of the Maritime Industry

  • The characteristics of sea transport demand
  • The world merchant fleet
  • The role of ports in the transport system
  • The role of governments in shipping

International Conventions, Codes & Guidelines

  • SOLAS Convention
  • MARPOL Convention
  • ISM Code
  • ISPS Code
  • MLC Convention
  • STCW Convention
  • OCIMF Guidelines
  • ISGOTT Guidelines
  • SIGTTO Guidelines
  • IGC Code

Day Two: International Shipping Laws & Regulations

The International Maritime Laws

  • Ship International Certificates Issuance, Validity & Inspection
  • Types of Charter Parties
  • Responsibilities of Ships’ Owners, Operators, Charterer & Master
  • Charter Parties Terminologies
  • Cargo Documentation & Bill of Lading
  • P&I clubs & Marine Insurance

The Maritime Industry Regulations

  • The International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • The International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • The regulatory role of the Flag State
  • The regulatory role of the Port State
  • The classification societies

Day Three: Ship’s Management & Operation and its Effect in International Trade

Ship Management & Operation 

  • Operating Costs
  • Seafarers Contracts
  • Seafarers direct hiring / manning agencies
  • Seafarers Certification as per STCW Requirements
  • Seafarers’ Certificates for special purposes
  • MLC 2006 Requirements

The Principles of Maritime Trade

  • Transport of Bulk Cargo
  • Transport of Specialized Cargoes
  • Transport of Petroleum & Gas Cargoes
  • Transport of General Cargo
  • Passenger Shipping
  • The liner shipping routes

Day Four: Shipping Industry Economics

Shipping Market Economics

  • Shipping Market Cycles
  • Supply, Demand and Freight Rates
  • The Four Shipping Markets
  • The approach to maritime forecasting

Shipping Company Economics

  • Costs, revenue & cashflow
  • Methods of computing the cash flow
  • The capital cost of the ship
  • Financing Ships and Shipping Companies
  • Risk, return and shipping company economics
  • The Geography of Maritime Trade

Day Five: Ship Chartering & Marine Insurance

Introduction to Ship Chartering

  • Types of Vessel’s Charter Parties
    • Time Charter 
    • Voyage Charter 
    • Pare Boat 
  • Legal Aspects between the Owning, Operating & Chartering Partners 
  • General and additional Clauses of the Charter Party
  • Responsibilities Owners & Charters under time/voyage charters
  • The responsibility of the Master, Officers and Engineers

The Marine Insurance

  • What is Marine Insurance
  • Principles of Marine Insurance
  • Functions of Marine Insurance
  • Basic principles of marine insurance as a contract of indemnity.
  • Marine Insurance Policies
  • Types of Marine Insurance
  • The International Group of P and I Clubs

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

Yes, we provide assistance by issuing a Letter of Invitation stating that you are confirmed to attend our training.

We value transparency and are happy to provide our instructor’s profiles upon request. If you would like to learn more about our instructor’s’ qualifications, expertise, and experiences, please email us at

Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

We have multiple international training venues. You may find this through our website link: 

Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

There are two convenient options to register for a training course:

  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.