Diploma in Ship & Port Agency

Informa Connect
Training overview
Professional Course
12 months

Course description

Diploma in Ship & Port Agency

A comprehensive guide to issues affecting today's agents

Exploring the agents’ essential duties and obligations to the ship or cargo owner in port, and the vital role they play in the supply chain.

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Training content

  • Module 1 – Ships and the Maritime Environment
  • Module 2 – The Work of the Ship and Port Agent
  • Module 3 – Commercial Relationships
  • Module 4 – Ship Documentation
  • Module 5 – Cargo Documentation
  • Module 6 – What Agents Need to Know About Chartering
  • Module 7 – Port Agency Operations
  • Module 8 – Legal Aspects of Ship and Port Agency and Insurance
  • Module 9 – Finance, Accounting, Credit Management
  • Module 10 – Contemporary Issues
  • Module 11 – Case Study: Current Issues in Ship and Port Agency


  • UK Individuals and UK Companies (VAT) : £3599.00 + VAT @ 20%
  • EU Individuals and EU Companies (No VAT to pay) : £3599.00 | $4859.00
  • Individual or Company outside the EU (No VAT to pay) : £3599.00 | $4859.00

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Analyse the competitive landscape of agency provision
  • Recognise marine industry terminology
  • Classify the types of services offered/required of an agent
  • Describe the agent/principal relationship
  • Categorise how an agent is remunerated
  • Recognise the agents role in relation to this documentation
  • Describe the various INCOTERMS and their impact on the agent
  • Explain the different types of charterparties and their implication on the agent
  • Explain the step by step process of vessel arrival and the role of the agent
  • Describe the elements of shipping and maritime law which are relevant to agents
  • Discriminate between types of revenue and expenditure

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149 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia
W1T 7AD London

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