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An intensive professional development training course on

Legal Management
and the Shipping Business

General Awareness Workshop for Managers
and Other Professionals Providing a Global
and Updated Approach to the Shipping Business
and its Legal/Managerial Environment

Why Choose this Training Course?

This Legal Management and the Shipping Business training course will provide updated knowledge and skills to professionals interested in understanding the fundamentals of the shipping business and the legal environment surrounding international shipping. This AZTech training course acknowledges the complexity of international shipping regulations; it seeks to familiarize trainees through managerial elements, best industry approaches and practical examples with essential subject areas at the cross roads of shipping regulations and shipping management.

This training course will feature:

  • Introduction to the shipping business
  • Legal framework and management of maritime safety and marine environment protection
  • Legal framework and management of the human element
  • Carriage of goods by sea and maritime claims
  • The shipping business and marine insurance 

What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • Improve their understanding of the shipping business and how it operates
  • Identify key areas in the shipping business which deserve special focus
  • Enhance their understanding of shipping regulations
  • Identify legal and managerial challenges 
  • Develop familiarity with current trends in the shipping industry

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Managers from the shipping industry
  • Managers from the oil and gas industry
  • Jurists
  • Technical personnel keen to develop familiarity with international regulations and  managerial practices
  • Senior professionals interested in updates
  • Market newcomers
  • Administrators in contact with the maritime industry
  • NGOs

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes lectures with active delegate participation including problem solving and discussions. Several practical examples will be presented, and the focus will be on current best practices. 

Workshops will include case studies and will be presented with explanation of practical measures necessary for efficient managing of marine pollution problems. Various examples from real-life practice will be included and combined with video animations to help gain the confidence in informed decision making.

The Course Content

Day One: Introduction to the Shipping Business

  • About ships, international trade, and shipping markets
  • The practitioners in the shipping business
  • Ship registration and the role of the flag and port State
  • Ship finance
  • Standards regulating the industry (IMO, classification societies, etc.)
  • Digitalisation, connectivity and autonomous shipping

Day Two: Legal Framework and Management of Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection

  • Identification of risks in shipping (safety, maritime security, cyber-security)
  • SOLAS Convention overview and recent updates (e.g. Polar Code, III Code, etc.)
  • Managerial aspects of safety: the ISM Code
  • Marine environment protection fundamentals - Sustainable Shipping
  • MARPOL Convention overview and updates
  • Managerial aspects of marine pollution control

Day Three: Legal Framework and Management of the Human Element

  • Identifying  the human element in the shipping business
  • Behavioral elements
  • Leadership
  • The 2010 STCW Convention
  • The  ILO MLC 2006 Convention
  • Exposure to liabilities (Company, Master, crew, etc.)

Day Four: Carriage of Goods by Sea and Maritime Claims

  • Shippers, carriers and interests at stake
  • Basics tools (charterparties, bills of lading, seaway bills, etc.)
  • Identifying key questions (e.g. seaworthiness, liability, etc.)
  • The international legal regimes on carriage of goods by sea
  • The Hague & the Hague-Visby Rules
  • Dispute Resolution (including arbitration and mediation) in the shipping industry

Day Five: The Shipping Business and Marine Insurance

  • How does marine insurance underpin the shipping industry?  
  • Key markets (e.g. Lloyd’s)
  • Key stakeholders (e.g. P&I Clubs)
  • The influence of English law
  • The contribution of standards terms – Cargo, hull, etc.
  • Selected risks (e.g. piracy)

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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