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Basic Principles in Ship Brokering and Chartering MRBU 0100

Marine Business Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course will focus on an overview of the customary and regulatory business concepts in the marine industry, including Freight Markets and Market Practice; Chartering Contracts; Financial elements of Charter Parties covering different types of vessels such as dry bulk, tanker, liner, and containers. The course is suitable for a broad range of maritime-related professionals, including ship officers, shore-based management, new entrants to the shipping industry, logistics and supply chain professionals, ship brokers, port agencies, insurance inspectors, banks' representatives, and similar service organizations. The course is also valuable to Classification Societies, Marine Insurers, P&I Club Managers, Port Authorities, and Coast Guard personnel, amongst others.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the terminology and practices related to freight markets and market practice.
  • Have a basic understanding of chartering contracts covering both customary and regulatory practices.
  • Demonstrate financial literacy related to elements of charter party formation and applicability.
  • Demonstrate understanding of different vessel and cargo types such as bulk (coal, lumber, sulphur, grain, etc.), tankers (oil, chemical, LNG, LPG), liners, and containers.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023


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