Ship Superintendent – Marine

Programme Topics:

Chartering and Cargo Carriage

Chartering and Cargo Carriage are not necessarily related, but has been combined for the benefit of the ship manager to understand which issues in carriage of cargo could be important from the point of view of different stakeholders. The shipper who loads his cargo through a stevedore company in port, the carrier shipping company and the ship and the Master that carries the cargo and then ultimately delivered to the cargo receiver in a different port, again through a cargo agent- there are many hands and processes that are involved in the shipment process. Also, the ship could be owned by a carrier or chartered with a contract agreement that has its own demands in maintaining the cargo on transit and delivery.

It will be of value for the ship manager to understand the process of leasing (chartering) a ship and then the transportation process that includes packaging, stowing, securing and then delivery- all through the process, the ship manager must know his and the ship’s responsibility clearly in guiding the Master from the shore based office and conduct the liaise with various parties involved in a charter.

Control of Operations and Nautical Equipment

The course Control of Operations and Nautical Equipment is a combination of Operations Management issues on board and about the Nautical Equipment- these areas are generally handled by the Marine Superintendent; while the distinction between the Marine and Technical Superintendents are fast disappearing and all the ship superintendents should actually know how to manage the nautical equipment which has a tremendous impact on ship and especially its operations under emergency situations.

Both areas are of importance and by studying the operational readiness and emergency preparations necessary on board, full understanding of the nautical equipment will be a necessity since major number of ship accidents are navigational in nature and ship equipment, while getting progressively more sophisticated and reliable, tend to create a false sense of security in the navigation bridge and the traditional value of using “lookouts”, in certain situations of ship handling need to be recognized by the ship manager. That is the purpose of studying these two seemingly dissimilar areas of study within this course.