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Shipping Business

Master's degree. Face-to-face.

Content

20th EDITION
UPC School

Subjects

Public Law of Shipping and Port Law
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Sources and types of maritime law.
  • Maritime law applied to shipping.
  • Administrative management of shipping.
  • Port law: administration, services and prices
Safety of Shipping and Protection of the Sea Bed
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Specific IMO Convention and the European Union regulations.
  • Safety of the ship: Shipbuilding design, construction, structure and equipment.

 

Subjects of Shipping
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Owners, co-owners and shipping agents.
  • Ship managers.
  • Crew on board: captain, officers and crew.
  • Maritime labour relations.
  • Partners of shipping on shore.
The Legal Status of the Ship
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Concept, nature and types of purchase.
  • Registration and flagging of ships.
  • Private legal.
  • Registration publicity.
  • Shipbuilding contract.
  • Contract for the sale of the vessel.
  • Ship mortgage.
  • Maritime liens.
Ship Operating Contract and Ancillary Contracts
4 ECTS. 35 teaching hours.
  • Introduction, classification and sources.
  • Ship Lease Contract.
  • Time charter contract.
  • Voyage charter contract.
  • Shipping contract under the bill of lading system.
  • Passenger transport contract.
  • Towage contracts.
  • Multimodal transport contract.
  • Piloting contract.
  • Loading and unloading contract.
Shipping Accidents and Limitation of Liability
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Introduction, classification and sources.
  • Collision.
  • Salvage.
  • General average.
  • Liability for maritime pollution.
  • Limitation of liability.
Maritime Insurance Law
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Introduction, applicable sources and general conditions.
  • Formal and personal contract elements.
  • Real elements: insurable interests.
  • Obligations of insured parties.
  • Risks insured in the coverage of hulls.
  • Risks insured in coverage of goods.
  • Special coverage.
  • Settlement of compensation: corrective actions.
  • Protection and indemnity clubs.
  • Coverage of liability of shipping agents and charterers.
Maritime Procedures
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Judicial jurisdiction.
  • Preventive lien of ships.
  • Execution on the ship and voluntary jurisdiction.
  • Maritime arbitration.
Port Technology and Maritime Operations
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Ship theory.
  • Shipping nomenclature.
  • Classification of ships according to service.
  • Shipping documents.
  • The shipbuilding process.
  • Classification societies.
  • Navigation.
  • Repairs and maintenance.
  • Transformations.
  • Inspections and surveys (ship and cargo).
Traffic analysis
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Liner shipping versus tramp line: liner shipping and the freight conference.
  • Traffic of oil and petroleum products and chemicals.
  • Container transport.
  • Passenger transport.
  • Cruise traffic.
  • Transport of gases.
  • Transportation of dry bulk goods.
  • Various maritime transports.
Commercial Operation of the Ship. Charterings
4 ECTS. 35 teaching hours.
  • Companies in the shipping business.
  • The shipping company, shipping agent and freight forwarding company.
  • The shipping broker.
  • Capital costs.
  • Fixed costs.
  • Variable costs.
  • Total costs.
  • Liner shipping costs: scale account.
  • Transport under the c/e system.
  • Time charter.
  • Negotiating the charter.
  • Voyage charter.
  • Lay and demurrage periods.
  • Bareboat charter.
  • Alternative types of charter.
  • Income versus expenditure.
  • Vetting.
  • The freight market.
  • Freight equivalence.
  • Bunker.
International Goods Transport
4 ECTS. 35 teaching hours.
  • Introduction to international trade.
  • Terms of delivery.
  • Incoterms.
  • International methods of collection and payment.
  • Uniform law of international trade.
  • Multimodal transport.
  • Loading and unloading operations.
  • Goods transport by road.
  • The role of customs in transport.
  • Intermodality and advanced efficient logistics.
  • Port intermodality.
  • Establishing a logistics network.

MARITIME TRANSPORT AND SHORT SEA SHIPPING WORKSHOP

Students on the master's degree course will participate in a course-cruise on maritime logistics organized by the School of Short Sea Shipping lasting four days, on board one of the cruise-ferry ships operated by the company Grimaldi on the Barcelona-Rome route.

The course includes lectures, practical workshops on board the ship (visits to the various operating parts of a ship: loading and stowage of cargo, bridge, engine room, etc.), and teamwork to solve a case and a visit to the ports of Barcelona and Civittavecchia.

Maritime Policy
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Introduction to maritime policy.
  • International maritime policy.
  • EU maritime policy.
  • Open registries.
  • Cabotage and short sea shipping
Maritime Insurance
3 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
  • Introduction to maritime insurance.
  • Technical branches.
  • Hull insurance.
  • Insurance of goods.
  • Management of accidents in transport insurance.
  • Protection and indemnity clubs.
  • Transport reinsurance.
Maritime Economics
4 ECTS. 35 teaching hours.
  • Balance sheet and profit and loss account.
  • Introduction to economics.
  • Accounting and the General Accounting Plan.
  • Financial mathematics.
  • Loans and repayment.
  • Fixed assets and depreciation.
  • Basic financing.
  • Ship financing.
  • Current assets.
  • Analysis of balances.
  • Ratios.
  • Financial statements of shipping companies.
  • Investment analysis.
  • Business valuation.
  • Suspension of payments and bankruptcy.
  • Macroeconomics.
  • Spanish fiscal system.
  • Application to the maritime sector.
Business Management
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Human resources management.
  • The curriculum vitae.
  • Effective presentation techniques.
  • Personnal recruitment techniques.
  • Strategic plan and decision making.
  • Logistics strategy.
  • Information systems and the new economy.
  • Quality management.
  • Creating a business.
  • Money laundering prevention.
Marketing
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Introduction to marketing.
  • Concepts, functions and tools.
  • Strategic management.
  • Business strategy.
  • Sales force.
  • Product policy.
  • Price policy.
  • Marketing plan.
Maritime English
3 ECTS. 25 teaching hours.
  • Nautical and technical English.
  • Business English.
  • Legal English.
Port Management
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Types of ports.
  • Demand and traffic planning.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Trading ports.
  • Analysis of port capacity.
  • Administrative concessions
  • Logistics Activity Zone.
  • ISPS Code.
Sports Marina
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
  • Introduction to pleasure craft.
  • Sports harbours.
  • Registration and flagging.
  • Insurance contracts for pleasure craft.
  • Operating contracts for pleasure craft.
Master's degree final project
6 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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Credits:
60 ECTS
(515 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:20/10/2017 Classes end:08/06/2018Programme ends: 21/12/2018
Timetable:
Monday  18:00 to 22:00Tuesday  18:00 to 22:00Wednesday  18:00 to 22:00Thursday  18:00 to 22:00Friday  17:00 to 21:00Saturday  10:00 to 14:30
Taught at:
Facultat de Nàutica de Barcelona (FNB)
Pla de Palau, 18
Barcelona

Registration fee:
9.000 €

Language of instruction:
Spanish

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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