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Starting 24 June 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 24 June 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

A practical guide to the business lifecycle of ship finance, ownership and vessel operations

A holistic view of all aspects of shipping finance and operating and capital costs as relevant to the small and medium size shipowning company

In partnership with North Kent College


If you have questions or you would like to talk to one of our Education Consultants, get in touch! Contact +44 (0) 20 8052 2710 for extra details.

Diploma in Ship Finance & Vessel Ownership

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Vessel Ownership and Ship Finance
  • Module 2 - Buying and Financing a Ship
  • Module 3 - Purchasing a Second-Hand Vessel
  • Module 4 - Capital Costs of Shipowning
  • Module 5 - Operating Costs of Shipowning
  • Module 6 - Generating Revenue from a Ship
  • Module 7 - Accounting for Shipowners
  • Module 8 - Insurance for Shipowners
  • Module 9 - Selling a Ship
  • Module 10 - Turnaround Strategies
  • Module 11 - Case Study

What you'll learn

  • Describe the main characteristics of the shipping cycle and impact on timing decisions for buying, selling laying up and scrapping vessels
  • Analyse the different ways in which debt and equity may be used to finance ship purchases
  • Explain the requirements of banks in the course of the purchase. Understand the types of contingency plans used for dealing with problems
  • Evaluate the methods for managing capital costs
  • Analyse the costs which may be raised against shipowners by third parties, including port costs and agent fees
  • Appreciate the concept of operating revenue
  • Discuss the retention or sale decision
  • Critically evaluate why previous ship-owning companies have become bankrupt

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!