Chartering

Course Content

Chartering is the part of the international shipping business which broadly deals with the proper matching of cargoes’ transport needs and vessels’ commercial trading. Chartering may be considered as a core aspect of the shipping business since it is the primary source of profit for the shipowners and a basic cost element for the charterers or shippers. In the modern era, chartering business requires multi-faceted knowledge.

The Course examines thoroughly and presents analytically the Chartering Business from a commercial, financial, legal, operational, and managerial perspective following an integrated, hands-on, practical approach.

The Course is Certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), providing the highest professional education standards in the Shipping Sector.

(The Course is certified by ABS for compliance with the ABS G-CMET criteria)

The Course is Addressed to:

  • Shipping market practitioners whether or not they are directly engaged in chartering practice.
  • Students with career interests in the shipping industry and particularly in the fields of chartering and ship operation

Course Outcomes:

After the accomplishment of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the commercial aspects of chartering negotiation and vessel’s fixture
  • Familiarise themselves with the critical terminology and abbreviations in respect of chartering business
  • Interpret the economical and financial background of charter market segmentation.
  • Understand the legal matters related to the distribution of obligations, liabilities, duties, and rights between the shipowner and the charterer as arising from different types of charter.
  • Compare the content (clauses) among different types of charter parties and different types of charter.

Course Unique Features:

  • The Course is the only one worldwide to cover the commercial, financial, legal, operational, and managerial perspectives of chartering business, in one comprehensive structure. After the completion of the course, participants will be able to understand the fundamentals in respect of the processes, practices, policies, strategies, obligations, rights and decisions of shipowners and charterers (or shippers); before, during, and after the execution of a ship’s charter.
  • The instructor’s book titled “Shipbroking & Chartering Practice” (8th Edition, 738 pages, 53 Illustrations, 16 Appendices, Glossary) is provided to the participants of the course. The book is published by Informa Law from Routledge as part of their book series called “Lloyd’s Practical Shipping Guides”.
  • The book received wide recognition worldwide since its first edition and it is the first point of reference for anyone looking to obtain an understanding of the shipping and chartering business. It provides hands-on, commercially-focused explanations and invaluable advice on how the shipping and charter market operates across a broad range of topics.
  • The book’s authors (Evi Plomaritou & Antony Papadopoulos) based on personal experience, primary research, an extensive bibliography, and excellent sources, cover a wide range of topics around the subject, presenting thoroughly the commercial, financial, legal, operational, and managerial aspects of chartering, through numerous case studies and tangible examples linking theory to practice.

Course Instructor:

  • Dr. Evi Plomaritou is an Asst. Professor in Chartering & Shipping Marketing at the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce of Frederick University (Cyprus) and Faculty Member of the Shipping Department of Athens Metropolitan College.
  • Moreover, since February 2011 she has been working as Shipping Consultant at the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (UK). She undertakes the planning of chartering policies and marketing strategies of shipping companies, as well as the in-company professional training in Greece and abroad (UK, France, Cyprus, Switzerland, Denmark, Abu Dhabi, Cape Town etc.).
  • Her teaching experience is spread to the following institutions: Frederick University (Cyprus), European University/Business School (Switzerland), Danish Shipping Academy (Denmark), Middlesex University (UK), Athens Metropolitan College (in collaboration with Southampton Solent University, UK), University of Piraeus (Greece), National & Kapodistrian University (Greece) etc.
  • From 2001 to 2008, she worked for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) providing consulting and training services to shipping practitioners, while she was actively involved with the foundation of the ICS Greek Branch. Moreover, she has a 9-month research experience onboard bulk carriers.
  • Her research has been published in leading academic journals. In addition, her writing experience includes 5 books and 15 e-books. Among them, the most prominent one is the recently published 8th edition of “Shipbroking and Chartering Practice”, a worldwide best-selling shipping book, published by Informa Law from Routledge as part of their book series called “Lloyd’s Practical Shipping Guides”.
  • Evi Plomaritou was awarded with distinction her “PhD in Chartering Policy and Marketing Strategy of Shipping Companies” (University of Piraeus). She holds the “MSc in International Transport” (University of Cardiff, Wales), the “MPhil in Business Administration” (Capitol College University), the “Adv. Diploma in Transport & Logistics” (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK) and the “Professional Diploma in Dry Cargo Chartering” (Cambridge Academy of Transport, UK). She has graduated with distinction from the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus (BSc. in Maritime Business).

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