Professional Development & Advancement Courses

Professional development courses are focused on improving your career and increasing your competencies and capabilities in the workplace. These include learning new skills, obtaining new certifications required under new regulations and their implementation or keeping current with technology and trends in the maritime industry. 

Technology-driven industry improvements has become a hugely accelerated challenge for all maritime professionals today and the regime of life-long learning is here to stay, not just for your need, but as a survival strategy. Continual updating of knowledge must be made a part of life for any maritime professional.

Our courses have been created to address new regulations and to provide avenues for maritime professionals to gain knowledge in various niche areas that will allow them to explore career opportunities in new markets.  All professional development courses carry the stamp of quality and approved by ABS.

Crewmember Program for Towing Vessels- Subchapter M

The Subchapter M regulations which affects thousands of vessels across the US maritime industry went into effect in July 2019

Maritime Environmental Awareness

Maritime Environmental Awareness teaches Officers, Superintendents, Port Captains and Crew the MARPOL and OPA-90 regulations and how to comply with them.

Ballast Water Management (BWM)

Ballast Water Management is governed under US laws and the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) adopted

Maritime Cyber Security

Cyber Security is a major cause of concerns around maritime operations. IMO Resolution MSC.428(98) (adopted on 16 June 2017), Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management

Ship Superintendent – General

This program is a comprehensive training portfolio consisting of nine courses for a Ship Superintendent. The courses provide the necessary management skills to supervise and support ship operations

Ship Superintendent – Marine

Marine is a comprehensive training portfolio consisting of nine courses for a Marine Manager. Specialized training is necessary to become good and successful ship superintendents

Ship Superintendent – Technical

Technical is a comprehensive training portfolio consisting of nine courses for a Port Engineer. Specialized training is necessary to become good and successful ship superintendents

Breakbulk Shipping

Transportation of heavy lift, project cargo and non-containerized cargo is a sector of shipping that requires specialized knowledge and consititute this unique industry called Breakbulk Shipping.

LNG as Marine Fuel

MARPOL’s Annex VI requires that the Sulphur content of marine fuels be reduced to 0.5% by 2020. This will require vessels to use much more expensive low Sulphur fuel oils.

LNG Cargo Operations

Natural Gas is a clean, eco-friendly fuel which has good heating ability (calorific value) and offers greater fuel efficiency when used for domestic or industrial purposes.

Maritime Logistics

Global maritime trade is in excess of 11 billion tons as of 2020. The process of moving cargo from its point of origin to its final destination is known as Maritime logistics.