Commercial Shipping Management

This module provides students with an all-round practical insight to Shipping Management of Commercial Shipping Companies as well as knowledge for strategy and operational related matters in the shipping industry.

  • Duration
    4 Weeks
  • Format
    Online
  • Language
    English
  • Start date
    Monthly
  • Accredited by
Commercial Shipping Management

This module provides students with an all-round practical insight to Shipping Management of Commercial Shipping Companies as well as knowledge for strategy and operational related matters in the shipping industry.

  • Duration
    4 Weeks
  • Format
    Online
  • Language
    English
  • Start date
    Monthly
  • Accredited by
Overview

The module starts with the definition and main aspects of strategic planning within Commercial Shipping Management and the necessity of assessing both the External and Internal environment of a Shipping Company. Particular focus is provided in the Management of Resources and the Human Element. Emphasis is placed upon the practical elements of ship operations.

Furthermore, students will analyse the modern shipping management best practices such as Engagement and Resilience, Management of Change and Risk Management. Finally, the module will discuss the importance of performance monitoring and management applied in shipping via a balanced scorecard approach of Safety-Efficiency-Financial Performance.
ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles are applied to a shipping business within a management system approach incorporating industry best practices guidelines with a clear emphasis on the Environmental pillar in accordance with IMO 2050 targets.

Meet the Instructor

Mr. Poulovassilis joined Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in 1989 and had a distinguished 25-year career with the leading Classification Society, holding the post of Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa from 2009 until 2015. For the past five years he has held leading positions for Ship Management and Operating companies, and currently is the Chief Operating Officer of a prominent Greek Shipping Company. He is a highly respected and experienced Senior Executive of the Maritime Industry and is also actively involved in numerous joint industry projects. He holds a BEng and MSc from Imperial College and University College London, respectively.

Overview

The module starts with the definition and main aspects of strategic planning within Commercial Shipping Management and the necessity of assessing both the External and Internal environment of a Shipping Company. Particular focus is provided in the Management of Resources and the Human Element. Emphasis is placed upon the practical elements of ship operations.

Furthermore, students will analyse the modern shipping management best practices such as Engagement and Resilience, Management of Change and Risk Management. Finally, the module will discuss the importance of performance monitoring and management applied in shipping via a balanced scorecard approach of Safety-Efficiency-Financial Performance.
ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles are applied to a shipping business within a management system approach incorporating industry best practices guidelines with a clear emphasis on the Environmental pillar in accordance with IMO 2050 targets.

Meet the Instructor

Mr. Poulovassilis joined Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in 1989 and had a distinguished 25-year career with the leading Classification Society, holding the post of Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa from 2009 until 2015. For the past five years he has held leading positions for Ship Management and Operating companies, and currently is the Chief Operating Officer of a prominent Greek Shipping Company. He is a highly respected and experienced Senior Executive of the Maritime Industry and is also actively involved in numerous joint industry projects. He holds a BEng and MSc from Imperial College and University College London, respectively.

This Diploma Aims to:

√ Provide students with an integrated and practical assessment of Commercial Shipping Strategies and Operational Functions

√ Enhance the analytical abilities of students in order to evaluate strategic decisions available to different shipping sectors and market environments

√ Provide students with an insight regarding the applicability of strategic planning and management in shipping companies

√ Urge students to apply theoretical knowledge to viable commercial shipping strategic practice

This Diploma Aims to:

√ Provide students with an integrated and practical assessment of Commercial Shipping Strategies and Operational Functions

√ Enhance the analytical abilities of students in order to evaluate strategic decisions available to different shipping sectors and market environments

√ Provide students with an insight regarding the applicability of strategic planning and management in shipping companies

√ Urge students to apply theoretical knowledge to viable commercial shipping strategic practice

What you’ll learn

At the end of the module the learner will be able to:

Assess the different stages of crafting, executing and reviewing a strategy and critically evaluate how these functions are applied in shipping

Apply performance monitoring and management in the shipping context

Evaluate Commercial Shipping Management Strategies

Review Risk, Crisis and Change Management methodologies as applied to the maritime industry

Apply  ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles to a shipping business within a management systems approach.

Develop personal effectiveness in terms of managing a shipping business and reflect constructively on their own learning experience for future decision-making skills

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

Based on the Programme Specification, students are formally assessed through the submission of coursework. The forms of coursework depend on the characteristics of each module and may include the following types
of assessments: case study, essay, report, dissertation, market analysis,project output, valuation, etc.

In addition each module incorporates multiple self-assessment tests. Self-assessment tests are not part of the formal assessment but completion is strongly encouraged as students will be able to monitor and evaluate their learning process and identify areas requiring improvement.

FINAL AWARD

Diploma awarded by BCA accredited by GIME
As per university regulations

What you’ll learn

At the end of the module the learner will be able to:

Assess the different stages of crafting, executing and reviewing a strategy and critically evaluate how these functions are applied in shipping

Apply performance monitoring and management in the shipping context

Evaluate Commercial Shipping Management Strategies

Review Risk, Crisis and Change Management methodologies as applied to the maritime industry

Apply ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles to a shipping business within a management systems approach.

Develop personal effectiveness in terms of managing a shipping business and reflect constructively on their own learning experience for future decision-making skills

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

Based on the Programme Specification, students are formally assessed through the submission of coursework. The forms of coursework depend on the characteristics of each module and may include the following types
of assessments: case study, essay, report, dissertation, market analysis,project output, valuation, etc.

In addition each module incorporates multiple self-assessment tests. Self-assessment tests are not part of the formal assessment but completion is strongly encouraged as students will be able to monitor and evaluate their learning process and identify areas requiring improvement.

FINAL AWARD

Diploma awarded by BCA accredited by GIME
As per university regulations

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