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Diploma in Ship & Port Agency

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12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

Professional Development Diploma

Subject areas

Ship & Boat Building / Marine / Offshore Engineering & Maintenance

Course type


Course Summary

Exploring the agents’ essential duties and obligations to the ship or cargo owner in port, and the vital role they play in the supply chain.

What you'll learn

  • Analyse the competitive landscape of agency provision
  • Recognise marine industry terminology
  • Classify the types of services offered/required of an agent
  • Describe the agent/principal relationship
  • Categorise how an agent is remunerated
  • Recognise the agent’s role in relation to this documentation
  • Describe the various INCOTERMS and their impact on the agent
  • Explain the different types of charterparties and their implication on the agent
  • Explain the step-by-step process of vessel arrival and the role of the agent
  • Describe the elements of shipping and maritime law which are relevant to agents
  • Discriminate between types of revenue and expenditure

Assessed and awarded by North Kent College

Delivered in partnership between the National Maritime Training Centre at North Kent College and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the course continues to be the ideal professional development course for existing ship managers, prospective ship managers and for those who work alongside the ship management sector.


Port Agency Operations - Core
What Agents Need to Know About Chartering - Core
Cargo Documentation - Core
Commercial Relationships - Core
Finance, Accounting, Credit Management - Core
Legal Aspects of Ship and Port Agency and Insurance - Core
Ship Documentation - Core
Case Study: Current Issues in Ship and Port Agency - Core
Contemporary Issues - Core
The Work of the Ship and Port Agent - Core
Ships and the Maritime Environment - Core

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

To be confirmed