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Scheduled: Course Starts 15 May 2024, 12 weeks
On-Demand: Start Now!

Scheduled: Course Starts 15 May 2024, 12 weeks
On-Demand: Start Now!

Learn about the operational functions within shipping companies

Study ship operations and the role of the shipping company operations department.


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Certificate in Ship Operations Online Training Course

Core Modules

  • Module 1 – Ships, Practitioners and the Maritime Industry
  • Module 2 – Vessel and Voyage Operations. Part 1: Cargo, Charters and Documentation
  • Module 3 – Vessel and Voyage Operations Part 2: Commercial and Post Fixture Management
  • Module 4 – Crewing, Manning and Management Essentials
  • Module 5 – Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Management
  • Module 6 – Vessel Operations and Maintenance

What you'll learn

  • The maritime regulatory framework related to operations, ship and cargo types, classification, insurance, key roles and relationships and the principles of chartering.
  • The concepts of vessel and voyage operations.
  • Dealing with commercial voyage management, bunker management procurement (or purchasing), handling disbursement accounts, post-fixture issues and analysis including freight collection and checking Master’s General Accounts.
  • The human element of shipping, discussing people management and highlighting the importance of human resources planning.
  • The current legislation in effect, and how the industry relies on this legislation.
  • The vessel operations from an owner’s perspective. Ship management involves all activities that maximise the operational efficiency and physical condition of a vessel throughout its working life in compliance with the requirements of industry regulations.

How you'll learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

Your Digital Badge

You can now have a digital version of your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certification!

Powered by Credly, your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Digital Badge is an online version of your credentials that contains a description of your Award, Demonstrated Skills and what it took to obtain your Certificate qualification.

Also, your Digital Badge allows you to get labor market insights data including job openings, salary ranges and selected top employers, and you can display the badge in your email signature, electronic copies of your resume and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!


Certificate in Ship Operations

May 2021

All the modules were useful. Thanks to this course, I found my new job.

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs