Classroom Dates
22 - 26 Jan 2024 London $5,950
06 - 10 May 2024 Dubai $5,950
12 - 16 Aug 2024 London $5,950

This Shipping and Operations Essentials training course offers delegates and organisations an immersive foundation in the prevailing trends in shipping and operations, providing the tools for unlocking your full organisational potential. Intended for professionals who already have exposure to the shipping sector, as well as those eager to understand the sector in more detail, this training course is designed to augment participants in updating their knowledge of the sector and developing their skills to enhance their confidence and motivation with a view to becoming successful operations professionals.

This training course will provide a bridge to participants for achieving the next level of effectiveness, revitalising their vision, and investing more successfully with the people and strengths. 

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight the following:

  • Shipping, Trade, and Financial Operations
  • Maritime and Port Operations
  • Legal Frameworks
  • Delivery of Operational Excellence
  • Creating Organisational Value

By the end of this Shipping and Operations Essentials training course, participants will learn to:

  • Identify current trends in Shipping Management and Operations
  • Gain and enhance a better understanding of the legal environments surrounding shipping
  • Understand the drivers in shipping for generating growth
  • Integrate new approach or perspectives, and heighten strategic thinking
  • Maximise their operational potential within the organisation

Delegates will participate in a highly interactive face-to-face learning environment, gaining practical tools, professional tactics, and key metrics to leverage operational know-how, shipping understanding, and organisational impact.

This training course will deploy handouts, flipcharts, questions, and group & individual involvement from participants, as well as the course tutor presenting a series of scenarios and both real-world & theoretical examples.

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

  • Executives and Managers ashore from the shipping and oil & gas industry
  • Maritime Professionals
  • Independent Maritime Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Senior Professionals from other sectors

Day One: Shipping, Trade, and Finance

  • Seaborne trade and shipping
  • Flagging and ship registration
  • Shipping stakeholders
  • Qualitative shipping and the IMO
  • Industry best practice
  • Current trends in shipping trade and finance

Day Two: Maritime and Port Operations

  • Vessel operations
  • Bunkering
  • Port safety and port security
  • Port agency
  • Cargo operations
  • Trends, risks, opportunities: Consolidation, digitalization, connectivity, cybersecurity

Day Three: Legal Frameworks

  • Ship registration law
  • Carriage of goods by sea law (Charterparties)
  • Marine insurance law and practice
  • Maritime safety and security law
  • Marine environment protection
  • Trends, risks, opportunities, including in relation to autonomous shipping

Day Four: Delivery of Vision through the Human Element 

  • The human element in shipping
  • Manning requirements and the use of crew agencies
  • STCW 2010 & ILO MLC 2010
  • The use of standard contracts
  • Managing multicultural crews
  • Building teams, motivating, and inspiring people 

Day Five: Creating Operational Value in Shipping 

  • Leadership development – What is your organisational vision?
  • Enhancing emotional intelligence and developing skills
  • Organisational thinking, encouraging change and innovation
  • Becoming a strategic operational decision-maker
  • The role of business ethics and social corporate responsibility
  • Value creation in an uncertain world


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