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Background to Shipping Training Course

Everything you need to know about shipping.

A three-day interactive online course for maritime professionals looking to gain a thorough understanding of the key aspects of the shipping industry. Live-streamed to your home or office and available to watch on-demand.

An A-Z guide to the shipping industry

Dig deeper into the key aspects of shipping:

Commercial: Analyse the global shipping markets and assess where the potential opportunities lie for your business

Technical: Examine the vessel life cycle and get to grips with the basic principles of ship design

Financial: Calculate the different options for financing ships in today's market

Legal: Assess the fundamental maritime laws and contractual obligations

Market landscape
Market landscape
  • Analysis of the global shipping markets
  • A deep dive into global trade economics
  • Latest update on sanctions

Regulatory updates
Regulatory updates
  • An understanding of key regulations such as 2020 Sulphur Cap, SOLAS, STCW
  • The role and importance of classification societies

Shipping operations and technology
Shipping operations and technology
  • Understanding the bunker business
  • Future fuels for shipping
  • Salvage and wreck removal operations
  • Digitalisation and cyber crime in the shipping industry
Law and finance
Law and finance
  • Interactive session on maritime law - conventions, bills of lading and fundamental legislation 
  • Legal complexities of sale and purchase
  • Key aspects of time and voyage charterparties
  • Introduction to marine insurance
  • How to finance a ship in today's market

Background to Shipping in numbers

professionals have taken this course
expert speakers
interactive sessions and workshops

What to expect

  • Our digital platform will be your virtual classroom
  • Enjoy enhanced flexibility with access to live and on-demand content
  • Interact with world-class speakers during live Q&A
  • Join hosted meeting rooms  
  • Book 1-2-1 or group meetings with fellow course participants and build your network 

Develop your career with LMA and Background to Shipping Training Course

Introducing brand new digital learning programme

Get recognition for your hard work from the maritime community and upgrade your resume with the LMA's digital certificate.

D Frisch

U.S Government

Great experience, learned a lot, the speakers were excellent