Maritime Studies

Training in cyprus

Why Cyprus

Cyprus has a unique geographical location by being at the crossroads of three continents, Europe, Africa and Asia; hence the island has always been naturally facilitated in the field of shipping. Since Cyprus’ independence in 1960, various factors such as the establishment of the country as an international business and trade center, and its accession to the EU, transformed and developed the island into a maritime center, known for its high standards of safety and quality services.

Why choose Cyprus for your Maritime studies?

Cyprus offers  the opportunities in Maritime Industry, a demanding field of expertise, which provides great prospects and potentials in a unique career.

Cyprus is the largest third-party shipmanagement center in Europe and the largest crew management center in the world?

Shipping in Cyprus contributes approximately €1 billion per annum to the economy – over 7% of GDP (including auxiliary services)

The island’s international ship register is the third largest in Europe and the 10th largest in the world?

Cyprus ranks at the top of various Port State Control Agreement ‘white lists’ – including the Paris and Tokyo MOUs?

Cyprus flag is considered one of the highest quality EU flags available today and is recognized worldwide?

Furthermore, did you know that Cyprus…

  • Has a robust shipping sector.
  • Has the First EU port after Suez Canal.
  • Has been actively developing its shipping sector for decades.
  • Is a seafaring nation since antiquity and located along important trade routes.
  • Is directly employing 4,500 shore based personnel
  • Accommodates 55,000 seafarers from around the world.
  • Built an exceptional maritime infrastructure and a high level of expertise
  • Has more than 130 shipowning, shipmanagement and shipping related companies that maintain fully-fledged offices and conduct their international operations and activities from Cyprus.
  • It is estimated that approximately 4% of the world’s fleet and around 20% of global third-party shipmanagement activities are controlled from Cyprus.
  • From the companies established in Cyprus, around 87% are controlled by EU interests, including Cypriot.
  • Is a strong global contender, signatory to numerous international maritime conventions and with bilateral cooperation agreements with 23 countries, including major labour-supplying countries.
  • Has an active participation in various shipping related fora, such as The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Commission and ensures that the resident industry’s voice is heard internationally.
  • The government has continued commitment to the sector and nurtures strong ties with industry associations, such as the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and Cyprus Union of Shipowners, and is determined to upgrade promotion of the shipping sector.
  • Cyprus has all the key advantages to attract more quality tonnage and increasing numbers of first-rate shipping companies from around the world in the years to come.
  • Multicultural and Multinational community offering opportunities for friendship and learning new languages.

Why Maritime studies

Choosing a Maritime career, may offer you certainty in work, as 90% of world trade is transported by the international shipping industry and expected to grow further.

And lastly, did you know that shipping continues to be one of the highest paid industries in the country? The first salary onboard is approximately €2.500 per month, with opportunities for further development within the first 3 years onboard. Career prospects in the island also vary off-board.

 

Marine Environmental Awareness – Customer Service in Navigation

Duration: 8 months

General objectives

Those who have successfully completed the course will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of customer service in Navigation and maritime glossary. This course is based on IMO Model course 1.38

Course Framework This knowledge and understanding shall include, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • concept of sustainable shipping
  • complexity and diversity of the marine environment
  •  impact of shipping on the environment
  • role of regulations, procedures and technical installations to protect the environment
  •  marine environmental awareness, personal responsibility
  •  role of human element to prevent pollution, proactive measures.
  •  updating with new MARPOL regulations

Those who have successfully completed the course shall demonstrate the intention to:

  • fully observe procedures for monitoring ship-board operations and ensure compliance with requirements for environmental protection
  • act to ensure that the positive environmental reputation of shipping is maintained.

Entry standards. The course is designed for new workers and officers in charge of a navigational or an engineering watch

  • Ships and Trade: Global shipping and trading patterns.
  • The Maritime Business and indepth analysis of its players.
  • Bills of Lading: Functions and types
  • Port Agency. Role and authority of an agent etc.
  • Bulk Carrier and Tanker Documents.
  • Customer Service in the Age of the Customer
  • Age of the Customer
  • Customer Service as a Key Differentiator
  • Operational Excellence
  • The Customer-Centric Culture
  • Mission Statement
  • Liner Agency Documentation & The agency agreement. 1
  • Indepth descriptions and analysis of Chartering.
  • Ports and Cargoes: The location, origins and facilities of ports.
  • Ship Management and Operations. Advance
  • Liner industry structure
  • Bills of Lading and other documents
  • Tariff Construction, Pricing and Agreements
  • Financial aspects
  • Legal Aspects of Liner Trades
  • Bills of Lading
  • Chartering Market Practice
  • The Financial Elements of Chartering Parties
  • Laytime
  • Insight into shipping organisations
  • introduction to communication strategies
  • As well their methods of business communications.
  • Their role and contributions
  • As well their methods of business communications.
  • inter-relationship between all modes of transport used in International Trade.
  • all international cargo transport includes a sea movement leg,
  • logistics and the maritime industry
  • port agency aspects
  • giving more details on ship types
  • cargoes, trade routes, ship registration
  • classification and surveys
  • ship documentation
  • charter parties
  • cargo documents
  • On the Frontline
  • The Peripheral Services.
  • Objectives of Customer Service
  • Benefits of Customer Service
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Frontline Staff
  • What is a Customer?
  • The High Cost of Losing a Customer
  • Customer Expectations of Service
  • What is Customer Service?
  • concept of sustainable shipping
  • complexity and diversity of the marine environment
  • impact of shipping on the environment
  • role of regulations, procedures and technical installations to protect the environment
  • marine environmental awareness, personal responsibility
  • role of human element to prevent pollution, proactive measures.
  • updating with new MARPOL regulations
  • How to perform basic everyday computers tasks using the available software in the most efficient way time-wise and cost-wise
  • How to perform basic everyday computers tasks using the available software in the most efficient way time-wise and cost-wise
  • Overview of basic computer hardware components and their functions
  • Introduction and training on the typical computer office software based on the Open Office suite
  • Understanding and using Internet and e-mails
  • Presentation of supplementary software for performing or improving other useful tasks not covered above.
  • Use of computers in class for achieving the best possible assimilation of practical tasks
  • Develop and implement your own SEEMP
  • Understand implementation and monitoring systems
  • Explore and assess different monitoring tools
  • Build a SEEMP into your overall corporate energy management policy
  • Receive guidance on best practices for fuel-efficient operation
  • New Trends in Customer Service Channels
  • The Always Connected Customer
  • Mobile Commerce
  • The Social Customer
  • Multichannel Customer Service
  • Shipping Terminology
  • International Trade and Maritime Shipping
  • Containerisation
  • Vessels, Cargo Types and Transport Modes
  • International Contracts and Payments
  • Shipping Role Players
  • Shipping Terminology
  • Glossary of Industry
  • communication with the customer
  • International Trade and Maritime Shipping
  • International Trade and Freight Shipping
  • Trade Routes and Shipping Routes
  • World Trade Policies
  • Industry Issues
  • Environment and Shipping
  • Containerisation
  • Liner Trade
  • The Container
  • Container Types
  • Freight and Charges
  • Container Shipping Processes and Documents
  • Packing of a Container
  • Loading and unloading containers at the Port
  • Load securing in Containers
  • Securing containers on board the Ship
  • Container Ship Categories
  • Export Transaction in 10 easy steps
  • Import Transaction in 10 easy steps
  • export & import department
  • Vessels, Cargo Types and Transport Modes
  • Vessel Types
  • Cargo Types
  • Break Bulk Shipping
  • Bulk Shipping
  • Tramp Service
  • Rail Transport
  • Road Transport
  • Intermodal versus Multimodal
  • International Contracts and Payments
  • International Trade Laws
  • Contract of Affreightment
  • Preparing an International Sales Contract
  • Incoterms
  • Methods of Payment in International Trade
  • Introduction to UCP600
  • International Customs and Shipping Documents
  • Enquiry Documents
  • Instruction Documents
  • Transport Documents
  • Insurance Documents
  • Customs Documents
  • Inspection Documents
  • Finance Documents
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Shipping Role Players
  • Exporter and Importer
  • Ocean Carriers and Ship Owners
  • Shipping Agents
  • International Ocean Freight Forwarders
  • Inland Carriers
  • Ship Brokers
  • Cargo Brokers
  • Customs and Excise
  • Ports, Harbours and Terminal Operators
  • Depots and Warehouses
  • Strategic co-operation between Carriers
  • Marine Insurance and Insurers
  • Maritime Associations
  • Sales and Service in Shipping
  • What is Sales and Marketing
  • Personal Selling Techniques
  • Customer Management
  • Your Personal Success Plan
  • The Early Days of Commercial Shipping
  •  International Trade and Freight Shipping
  • Trade Routes and Shipping Routes
  • World Trade Policies
  • Industry Issues
  • Environment and shipping
  • Liner Trade
  • The Container
  • Container Types
  • Freight and Charges
  • Container Shipping Processes and Documents
  • Packing of a Container
  • Loading and Unloading Containers at the Port
  • Load Securing in Containers
  • Securing Containers on Board the Ship
  • Container Ship Categories
  • Export Transaction in 10 easy steps

COMPUTER TRAINING FOR SEAFARERS

Duration: 15 days

Course Objectives and Benefits

This course is an introduction to computers and everyday computer applications. It is comprised by three main parts: computer hardware and information technology, use of office software and use of Internet and e-mails. Emphasis is given on the practical understanding of the above concepts thus the majority of time will be spent on examples taken from everyday situations and on tips for improving working performance. Computers will be used in class so the participants can learn and implement their knowledge in real-time situations.

 Course Highlights

  • The main goal of the seminars is to teach the attendants how to perform basic everyday computers tasks using the available software in the most efficient way time-wise and cost-wise
  • Overview of basic computer hardware components and their functions •Introduction and familiarization with Windows 7 environment
  • Introduction and training on the typical computer office software based on the Open Office suite
  • Understanding and using Internet and e-mails
  •  Presentation of supplementary software for performing or improving other useful tasks not covered above.
  • Use of computers in class for achieving the best possible assimilation of practical tasks Who Should Attend Marine personnel who need to understand computers and their applications with basic or no experience on such matters.

SHIP ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT

Duration: 10 days

 Course Objectives and Benefits

After completing the course, trainees will have an excellent grasp of SEEMP development and monitoring.

Course Highlights

  •  Develop and implement your own SEEMP
  • Understand the fundamentals and practicalities of creating a SEEMP • Learn how to monitor and measure the effect of your SEEMP
  •  Understand implementation and monitoring systems
  • Explore and assess different monitoring tools
  • Build a SEEMP into your overall corporate energy management policy
  • Receive guidance on best practices for fuel-efficient operation

Who Should Attend Course is intended for people who like to work at the maritime environment.


MARITIME GLOSSARY

Duration: 30 days

There are two sections in the model course for Maritime English: core section 1 and core section 2, each of which contains a separate syllabus. This system allows trainees to enter the course at a point which suits their level of knowledge of English. It is recommended that instructors carry out a pre-course appraisal in order to assess the existing language level of each trainee. The syllabus in core section 1 is designed for trainees who have an elementary or lower intermediate level of English, while the syllabus in core section 2 is designed for trainees who have a lower intermediate or intermediate level of English. The definitions of these language levels and the basic entry requirements for the trainee target groups are given in part A of both sections of the course. Core section 1 is intended to prepare trainees for entry to core section 2. However, it is possible for trainees to enter directly to core section 2 without following core section 1, provided that they can satisfy the entry requirements.

Duration: 1 month per core section