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International Maritime Transport

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

International Maritime Transport

Maritime Transport as the Backbone of International
Trade and the Global Economy

Scheduled Dates

20 - 24 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
21 - 25 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This International Maritime Transport Training Course will support the delegates with the International Maritime Laws & Regulations that were established to define “The Chartering” process and documentations which shall be discussed throughout the course together with the expected growth of world trade and the shift in maritime markets that needs to be considered.

This attractive training course provides an excellent foundation in the developments in shipping by introducing the maritime background and changes in ship type, size, cargoes carried, performance and the trade markets & supply demand trends.

This will be focusing on ship management practices, day-to-day operations and the international markets that drive this exciting industry. Throughout the course, the attendees will gain knowledge, skills, and understanding of the interactions that occur on a global level between the numerous organizations, such as shipping companies, port authorities, businesses, and governments.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Introduction to Maritime Transport History & Industry Regulators
  • International Maritime Laws & Conventions
  • Introduction to Vessel Constructions, Operations, and Management
  • The Merchant Fleet and Maritime Trade
  • Shipping Industry Economics

What are the Goals?

By the end of this International Maritime Transport 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.
  • Practice The regulatory role of the Flag / Port State inspection & requirements.
  • 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
  • Organize Shipping Documentations & Bill of Ladings
  • Practice Fundamental Design Principles of different types of ships
  • Discuss the Vessel Operations & Management Best Practices

Who is this Training Course for?

This International Maritime Transport training is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Shipping Company Owners, Directors, and Senior Manager
  • Charterers, Shippers, and Maritime Attorneys
  • Company's Directors, 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 & Section Heads from Trade and Finance Ministries
  • Individuals that are looking to expand shipping and international sea-trade knowledge
  • Fresh Entrants to the industry whose job responsibilities depend on rapid absorption of specialist knowledge Bankers, officers and seniors from the banking industries

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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

Organisational Impact

Professional management of Maritime company operations are vital to the success and strategic planning of the organization.

  • Updated knowledge of the International Maritime standards and Regulations
  • Improved Shipping Companies Operational Integrity
  • Better Strategic Planning
  • Improved Ship’s Operational Performance
  • Understand the Future of Maritime Trade and Development.
  • Improved Sources and Resources Usage
  • Improved Marketing Forecasting
  • Increased of Profitability
  • Application of the decision-making best practices


Personal Impact

  • Understanding of International Regulations & Requirements for Vessels & Marine Terminals / Ports
  • Manage Vessel Chartering
  • Differentiate Between Types of Vessel’s Charter Parties
  • Manage Vessel Operations in Maritime Companies
  • Practice The regulatory role of the Flag / Port State inspection & requirements
  • Understand the Future of Maritime Trade and Development
  • Organize Shipping Documentations & Bill of Ladings
  • Understand Charter Parties Types & Contents

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Maritime Transport History & Industry Regulators

  • Overview of the Maritime Industry
    • The characteristics of sea transport demand
    • The world merchant fleet
    • The cost of sea transport
    • The role of ports in the transport system
    • The role of governments in shipping
  • The Maritime Industry Regulations
    • The International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    • The International Labour Organization (ILO)
    • The regulatory role of the Flag State
    • The regulatory role of the Port State
    • The classification societies

Day Two: International Maritime Laws & Conventions

  • International Conventions, Codes & Guidelines
    • SOLAS Convention
    • MARPOL Convention
    • ISM Code
    • ISPS Code
    • MLC Convention
    • STCW Convention
    • OCIMF Guidelines
    • ISGOTT Guidelines
    • SIGTTO Guidelines
    • IGC Code
  • 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

Day Three: Introduction to Vessel Constructions, Operations & Management

  • Ship Construction
    • Ship designing process & specification
    • Determining Deadweight and dimensions
    • Ship design & Materials Statutory regulations
    • Elements of strategic planning for Ship Construction
    • Ship Stability
    • FFA & LSA Equipment as per SOLS Requirements
  • Ship Operation & Management
    • Operating Costs
    • Seafarers Contracts
    • Seafarers direct hiring / manning agencies
    • Seafarers Certification as per STCW Requirements
    • Seafarers’ Certificates for special purposes
    • ITF Roles & Responsibilities
    • MLC 2006 Requirements

Day Four: The Merchant Fleet and Maritime Trade

  • The Merchant Vessel From Building to Scrapping
    • Seven questions that define a ship design
    • Oil & Gas Carriers
    • Container Ships
    • The Economics of Merchant Shipbuilding
    • Regional structure of world shipbuilding
    • The ship Scrapping / recycling industry
  • 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 Five: 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 & Cash-flow
    • 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



  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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