Certificate in Chartering

Certificate in Chartering

Chartering ships is a two-party agreement in which one of the contractors (the shipowner) undertakes to provide the other party with the charterer, a specific ship, in whole or in part, for the purpose of carrying out sea transport for a fee. It is considered imperative for a charterer to have the knowledge and experience to be able to act effectively and efficiently. The purpose of the chartering program is to provide participants with both the theoretical and much more the practical background of the subject of charterparties and chartering. In other words, to offer both the special knowledge of the subject and to develop the participant's ability to be able to perform the chartering tasks responsibly and autonomously. The sections of the program include the stages and functions of chartering and the parties involved, the process and negotiation of charter, types of charter and charter agreements, the role and functions of shipments, the terminology related to ships, goods and charters, market outlook behavior, legal principles such as supply and demand, legal and ethical requirements, details required to be included in tenders, reservation of charter agreement, travel estimate, time calculation claims, charter and shipowner's obligations for time and voyage charters
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Learn the components of shipping and the shipping practitioners;
  • Learn the regulatory framework and the organizations of the global shipping market;
  • Understand the role of the Chartering broker;
  • Learn the chartering Terminology;
  • Understand the types of Charterparties;
  • Understand how parties negotiate;
  • Learn the Clauses of a Charterparty;
  • Calculate cost and consider how offers are made;
  • Acquire fundamental knowledge for chartering a vessel under a time, voyage and bareboat charter party; and
  • Learn about voyage estimates, cargo capacity voyage time, bunkers costs, laytime, demurrage, dispatch, stoppages, shifting, and vessel’s arrival.
The course consists of the following modules:
  1.  Fundamentals of Maritime Transportation
  2.  Fundamentals of Chartering
  3.  Time, Voyage and Bareboat Charterparties
  4.  Voyage Estimates and Fixture Conclusion
  • 4 Module Handbooks
  • 4 Module Video Presentations
  • MCQ's per module
  • Check your Knowledge Questions
  • Course Instructor

Georgios Kiourktsoglou is senior lecturer in the field of Strategy and Management at University of Greenwich.

    George Kiourktsoglou
    Shipping Managament,Chartering & Security
    • There are no fixed course start dates. You can start your course ANYTIME, from ANYWHERE adapting the duration of the course to your needs.
    • The suggested duration for the Certificate in Chartering is 2 months.
    • There is a time limit of access of 6 months to fulfill this course starting from the time of your registration.
    Upon successful completion certification is provided by the World Maritime Academy.
    The Certificate in Chartering is open to every professional in shipping industry willing to aquire knowledge on the specialized topic, irrespective of educational background or experience.


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    Duration: 2 months
    Number of modules: 4
    Fees: $600
    Language: English
    Course Tools: 4 Module Handbooks, 4 Module Video Presentations, MCQ's per module, Check your Knowledge Questions, Course Instructor

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