Available courses

Lecturer: Mr. Arthur Kearney MICS


Introduction to Shipping provides an overview of the shipping industry. It defines and describes all aspects of shipping, the personnel who work in it, the history behind it and touches on the financial side of the industry. The course also covers all forms of shipping documentation, ship types, trade routes and ports . In providing an authoritative assessment of global shipping, Introduction to Shipping is suitable not only for personnel within the industry, but also for those in other professions who wish to expand their general understanding of this exciting and dynamic industry .

Lecturer: Mr. Derek Dunne FICS


There are hundreds of roles in the shipping industry and they all fit into the whole like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. This course describes in detail the vertical and horizontal integration of business, and compares the roles of the shipowner, the charterer, the shipbroker, the agent and the duties of back-office staff. It explains the specifics of charter parties and the various ways in which ships are employed, including the cargoes they carry, as well as the buying and selling of ships.


Lecturers: Mr. Glenn Murphy FICS & Mr. Matthew Pavitt MICS


This course describes the economic and commercial issues involved in the chartering, ownership and management of oceangoing ships. Starting with a clear explanation of the supply and demand for shipping, the course evolves to examine the wider shipping industry – including tankers, dry cargo, the liner trade and the sale and purchase of ships – and describes the factors within world trade which contribute to the up and down cycles that affect the shipping industry. The management of vessel operations as well as the information that shipbrokers need in order to operate within the industry are covered.


Lecturer: Mr.  Cyril  Cawley  M.A., LL.B., Solicitor (Admitted in Ireland, England and Wales)


Legal Principles in Shipping Business describes the way that shipping law affects how the industry conducts itself. The course explains the nuts and bolts of charter parties and different types of shipping documentation such as bills of lading and waybills. It also describes the principles and the essential ingredients of contract Law, the role of arbitration in dispute resolution and examines the concepts of common law, case law and precedent and how these contrast with statute law.


Lecturer: Mr. Arthur Kearney MICS


Port and terminal managers have had to adapt fast to meet rising demand driven by continuing high levels of world trade. Globalisation is putting port models under increasing pressure to remain competitive in fickle cargo markets . Increasing productivity – through expansion or better utilisation of existing assets – is a must for economic survival. This course considers all operational aspects of port functions, from financing, legal concerns and planning to competition, equipment and marketing.