Shipping and Operations Essentials

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Shipping and Operations Essentials

Shipping and Operations Essentials

Scheduled Dates


06 - 10 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
12 - 16 Aug 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
20 - 24 Jan 2025 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This 5-day interactive training course offers delegates and organizations an immersive foundation in the prevailing trends in shipping and operations, providing the tools for unlocking your full organizational 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 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 PetroKnowledge training course will provide a bridge to participants for achieving the next level of effectiveness, revitalizing their vision, and investing more successfully with the people and strengths.

This Shipping and Operations Essentials training course will highlight the following:

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

What are the Goals?

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
  • Maximize their operational potential within the organization


Who is this Training Course for?

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

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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 organizational impact.

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


Daily Agenda

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 organizational vision?
  • Enhancing emotional intelligence and developing skills
  • Organizational 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


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

The Energy Training Centre

Our collaboration with The Energy Training Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • 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.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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