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Training on Legal Management and The Shipping Business, Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya

This training course will provide updated knowledge and skills to professionals interested in understanding the fundamentals of the shipping business and the legal environment surrounding international shipping. The training course acknowledges the complexity of international shipping regulations; it seeks to familiarize trainees through managerial elements, best industry approaches and practical examples with essential subject areas at the cross roads of shipping regulations and shipping management.



By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

Improve their understanding of the shipping business and how it operates

Identify key areas in the shipping business which deserve special focus

Enhance their understanding of shipping regulations

Identify legal and managerial challenges 

Develop familiarity with current trends in the shipping industry



5 Days



This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Managers from the shipping industry

Managers from the oil and gas industry


Technical personnel keen to develop familiarity with international regulations and managerial practices

Senior professionals interested in updates

Market newcomers

Administrators in contact with the maritime industry





Day One: Introduction to the Shipping Business

About ships, international trade, and shipping markets

The practitioners in the shipping business

Ship registration and the role of the flag and port State

Ship finance

Standards regulating the industry (IMO, classification societies, etc.)

Digitalization, connectivity and autonomous shipping


 Day Two: Legal Framework and Management of Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection

Identification of risks in shipping (safety, maritime security, cyber-security)

SOLAS Convention overview and recent updates (e.g., Polar Code, III Code, etc.)

Managerial aspects of safety: the ISM Code

Marine environment protection fundamentals - Sustainable Shipping

MARPOL Convention overview and updates

Managerial aspects of marine pollution control


 Day Three: Legal Framework and Management of the Human Element

Identifying the human element in the shipping business

Behavioral elements


The 2010 STCW Convention

The ILO MLC 2006 Convention

Exposure to liabilities (Company, Master, crew, etc.)


Day Four: Carriage of Goods by Sea and Maritime Claims

Shippers, carriers and interests at stake

Basics tools (charterparties, bills of lading, seaway bills, etc.)

Identifying key questions (e.g., seaworthiness, liability, etc.)

The international legal regimes on carriage of goods by sea

The Hague & the Hague-Visby Rules

Dispute Resolution (including arbitration and mediation) in the shipping industry


 Day Five: The Shipping Business and Marine Insurance

How does marine insurance underpin the shipping industry?  

Key markets (e.g., Lloyd’s)

Key stakeholders (e.g., P&I Clubs)

The influence of English law

The contribution of standards terms – Cargo, hull, etc.

Selected risks (e.g., piracy)



The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.



This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

The participant must be conversant with English.

Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Register
05/08/2024 09/08/2024 Register
19/08/2024 23/08/2024 Register
02/09/2024 06/09/2024 Register
16/09/2024 20/09/2024 Register
07/10/2024 11/10/2024 Register
21/10/2024 25/10/2024 Register
04/11/2024 08/11/2024 Register
18/11/2024 22/11/2024 Register
02/12/2024 06/12/2024 Register
16/12/2024 20/12/2024 Register
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