The International Shipping Summer
School is one of the oldest shipping
summer schools in the UK. Amongst
its speakers are senior advisers
to both the British government and
the European Union. The summer school
offers an intensive programme of
study for those interested in international
shipping at a very competitive price.
In 2012 it will run from 18th June
5th July. The course lasts
three weeks and takes place in the
City of London.The course is held
in the premises of th College of
Central London. It is designed for
those people who want to enter the
shipping indutry but have little
or no knowlege of what this entails
or for those who are allready in
the industry but want to know more
of how the industry works. The course
covers many topics which include:
- World trade and the demand for
shipping, major commodity flows
and seasonal variations. The effect
of freight tariffs and agreements.
- The ship - conflicting requirements
for cargo and safety. General features
of ship design, ship types for different
cargoes and trades.
- The need to load, discharge and
- Organisations involved in shipping,
types of owner and company structure
for the different trades. Cost structures
and techniques to minimise costs.
- Tramp markets, supply of tonnage,
freight rates, the oil and bulk
trades. Methods of employment for
a vessel. The role of the shipbroker
in obtaining the best match of employment
for a vessel or carriage for a cargo.
- Liner trades, conferences and
consortia, the ship as one part
of a unified transport system; road,
rail and air transport, the port
as interface between multimodal
- The principal types of marine
insurance. The roles of the insurance
broker and underwriter.
- Port operations, management ,
administration and maritime fraud.
There are also hosted visits to
a major port near London, Lloyds,
the Maritime and Coastguard Agency at Dover and to the IMO.
All the talks are given by expert
practitioners in their field, some
of whom have retired and are now
academics or are advisors to governments.
For example, the marine insurance
talk is given by a retired working
member of Lloyds who has over
40 years experience of dealing
with marine claims and who has recently
published a book on marine insurance.
Maritime fraud is dealt with by the
UK manager of the International
Maritime Bureau, which is part of
the International Chamber of Commerce.
The lecture on Port Operations is
given by the author of the standard
reference book on "Sea Transport
- Economics and Operations"
and "Port Operation and Management".
The topics of vessel employment,
chartering and the role of a shipbroker
is given by a director of a ship
broking company, who is also an
arbitrator, maritime advisor to
an African Government and a member
of the Baltic Exchange.
The lecture on Trading Qualifications and Operational
Procedures for Ships is given by
a highly respected commodities expert.
The engineering side of the course
is given by a senior examiner for
the Department of Trade. Ship management
and liner trades talks are in the
hands of a retired ships captain
[who now manages a steam tug as
a hobby] he also conducts the Summer
Schools visit to the Port
of Tilbury. The lectures on world
trade, international shipping organisations
and possible future shipping trends
are given by a former ships
captain who was active in the shipping
market representing shipowners and
who now lectures at several academic
centres, including London Metropolitan
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is suitable for:-
1 Those who wish to follow a career
in shipping or have an interest
in the subject.
2 Those who have worked in shipping
or related areas for some time and
wish to obtain a wider view of the
industry and the role of City of London's institutions
A Statement of Attendance is issued
to those participants whose attendance
is satisfactory. It does not grant admittance to any UK educational or qualification organisation but, because many of the speakers are senior persons
within organisations such as the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers or universities, colleges or are government advisors you will be able to obtain expert advice on how to advance your career.
£1335 or €1680 per person (a
discount is available for 3 or more
delegates from the same organisation
- please contact the course director
for details). This does not include
accommodation, travel within London
and normal meals. It does include
cost of all visits outside London
and associated meals.