Maritime Environmental Technology, Sustainability and Challenges: Staying Ahead of the Curve: Although seaborne transportation is the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation, environmental impacts brought about by shipping activities, e.g. air emissions from international shipping or waste created in the shipping processes, have been under increased scrutiny. The IMO (International Maritime Organization) has introduced new mandatory regulations such as the Ballast Water Management Convention, Antifouling Convention and MARPOL Annex VI. This environmental pressure coupled with volatile and high fuel prices has changed the market and become the trigger for innovative technologies and solutions. This module focuses on environmental aspects of the shipping industry – from energy efficiency to ballast water management, along with relevant technologies and challenges faced in the aim of achieving sustainable maritime development. It examines environmental issues, associated present and expected legislation, and the available and expected options to address the issues with their associated pros & cons as well as management aspects of implementation and monitoring.
Mastering Complexity:  Effective Management of Safety, Security and Risk: This module explores three fundamental concepts – safety, security and risk – at the heart of the modern maritime domain. You will learn about various safety and security challenges, and how to identify them. The module will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to competently tackle key issues and relevant challenges faced by the global maritime sector today. From port state control to piracy, you can expect to be well versed in all issues faced by maritime administrations and authorities around the world. This module will hone your personal and corporate skills, and significantly improve your maritime industry credentials.
Human Resource Management, Organizational Processes and Leadership in a Maritime Context: This module provides a fundamental understanding of the nature of organizations and the processes inherent in them. It increases an appreciation of the role of humans in organizational settings and the significance of leadership. Furthermore, styles of leadership and the associated effects on organizations are examined. Trends and issues of international maritime labour are part of the discussion in the module. Finally, a review of the importance of ethics and corporate social responsibility in contemporary maritime affairs is conducted.
Remaining Competitive in a Changing Market: Strategic Financial Tools: This module examines the challenges and issues in today’s maritime sector, in terms of the financial management and investment appraisal, the availability of bank finance and the bank credit analysis as well as the alternative sources of ship finance, including Asian financing, Export Credit Agencies, private and public equity, high-yield bond markets and mezzanine ship finance. Advanced knowledge of shipping financial management and the impact of economic variables on the financial operations of shipping business organizations are analysed. You will receive in-depth training through several hands-on exercises and case studies, in order to enable you to develop, appraise, negotiate and select alternative shipping projects.
Setting the Scene: Contemporary Global Maritime Regulatory and Management Issues in the Shipping Sector: This module explores three fundamental concepts – safety, security and risk – at the heart of the modern maritime domain. You will learn about various safety and security challenges, and how to identify them. The module will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to competently tackle key issues and relevant challenges faced by the global maritime sector today. From port state control to piracy, you can expect to be well versed in all issues faced by maritime administrations and authorities around the world. This module will hone your personal and corporate skills, and significantly improve your maritime industry credentials.