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Online Maritime, Supply Chain and Trade Finance Onshore Career Training Programs

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Career Focused Online International Trade, Trade Finance, Supply Chain, Shipping Finance, Maritime Law, Marine Insurance & DPA, CSO, PFSO & Maritime Audit Certifications for Onshore Career Development

A career at sea does not always mean working on the water. While some seafarers spend their whole career at sea, one could take it ashore. Whether you're a present or a former seagoing officer or rating, shipping companies and other companies in the marine industry require the skills and experience which are in great demand.

Seafarers bring solid technical and operational expertise to the table onshore. They can find opportunities in a variety of job functions. Marine services, commercial shipping, LNG shipping, strategic planning and analysis, human resources and global manning, technical shipping, operational and executive management are some areas one could look at for a career progression.

Typical shore-based posts include - surveying ships, ports and harbor management, pilotage, maritime education and training, maritime regulatory authorities, ship repair, marine equipment production, Marine Insurance, shipbroking and finance, classification, Maritime Law, shipping operations, safety, environmental, procurement and contracting, logistics & supply chain managment, and auditing, to name a few

With several online and classroom certifications on offer, mariners can look forward to a fruitful shore-side career if they carefully match their skills and expertise with an online course from reputed institutions. We have compiled some of the best online certifications on the offer for seafarers and non-seafarers looking for a career in maritime, shipping, and other related industries such as logistics and supply chain.

Career Training for Onshore Positions

International Trade & Trade Finance


ICC Academy Online

ICC Academy is the training arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and delivers online certification and professional development services to meet the educational needs of professionals worldwide.

Certifications

Course Bundles & Short Courses

  • Documentary Credits Course Bundle: If your job requires you to regularly deal with documentary credits (letters of credit) or if you want to specialize in this field, this bundle combines both the introductory and advanced courses on documentary credits and will help go from a foundational to advanced level in 8 hours of online learning.
  • Bank Guarantees Course Bundle: If your job requires you to regularly deal with bank guarantees or if you want to be able to specialize in this field, this bundle combines both the introductory and advanced courses on bank guarantees and will help you go from novice to expert in 8 hours online.
  • Standby Letters of Credit Course Bundle: If your job requires (or in future) you to regularly deal with standby letters of credit, this bundle combines both the introductory and advanced courses on SBLCs and will help you go from a foundational to advanced level in 8 hours online.
  • Supply Chain Finance Course Bundle: If you want to specialize in supply chain finance and carve a clear career path for yourself in this field, this bundle combines both the introductory and advanced courses on Supply Chain Finance and will help you go from a foundational to advanced level in 8 hours of online learning.
  • Short Courses: ICC Academy's most popular online international trade & trade finance short courses (3-5 hours) are available for individual learns apart from its certifications. All the courses are authored by ICC experts.
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Supply Chain Management Certification Exam Prep


Pocket Prep

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Pocket Prep offers award-winning exam prep apps. With over 100 exams to pick from, the exam prep can help put you on the path to success.  Pocket Prep provides effective, convenient and engaging test prep for more than 100 standardized exams structured into ten industry-specific bundled apps for iOS devices and Android devices and study online on the web. 

  • APICS CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional - Professional Exam Prep: APICS CSCP (Ver 5.0) Certified Supply Chain Professional Exam Prep Online & Mobile Apps by Pocket Prep. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain, providing you with the skills to effectively manage global supply chain.
  • APICS CPIM Certified in Planning and Inventory Management - Professional Exam PrepAPICS CPIM (Ver 8.0 & Version 7.0 CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2) Certified in Planning and Inventory Management Professional Exam Prep Online & Mobile Apps by Pocket Prep. By earning the APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation, you’ll develop competencies to successfully work across all functions of the supply chain


Shipping Finance, Maritime Law & Insurance


marinEd Online

marinEd was established in Hamburg with support from the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the German Federal Employment Agency to provide relevant online education, skills development for seafarers who are transitioning from ship-to-shore globally.

Online Maritime Career Certification Programs

Online Certificate Courses

Online Short Courses

  • General Average and Protection and Indemnity
  • Liens
  • Voyage Charterparties
  • International Regimes on the Carriage of Goods
  • Shipping Market Dynamics
  • Bills of Lading
  • Marine Insurance Time and Voyage Policies
  • Shipping Finance
  • The Core Principles of Marine Insurance
  • Business Models and Tools in Shipping
  • Insurable Interest and Perils of the Sea
  • The Business of Shipping
  • Shipping Risk Management
  • Shipping Freight Contracts
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Maritime Security, Safety & Audit


Virtual Maritime Academy

Located in Canada, Virtual Maritime Academy (VMA) provides maritime training programs online and the maritime courses are developed with the approval of Transport Canada using the latest IMO Model Course manuals.

ISPS / ISM / MLC Courses

  • Designated Person Ashore (DPA): As required by the ISM Code, a DPA provides support for an efficient and effective Safety Management System onboard a vessel.
  • Company Security Officer (CSO): All maritime companies are required to appoint A Company Security Officer to take care of the ship’s safety and security. The CSO will be responsible for developing, maintaining and enforcing the company security policies as set out in the Ship Security Plan
  • Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO): Under ISPS , all ports are required to have an appointed PFSO who is responsible for development, implementation, revision, and maintenance of the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP). 
  • ISM-ISPS-MLC Internal Auditor: This course is based on ISPS , ISM, and MLC guidance for the personnel who is appointed as an Internal Auditor and other senior personnel, managers, and directors to understand her/his roles and responsibilities to audit the vessel.
  • ISM Lead Internal Auditor: The ISM Lead Internal Audit Online Course offers a comprehensive pathway to grasp the interpretation, application, and execution of full audits of organizational management systems in the Lead Auditor capacity.
  • ISPS Lead Internal Auditor: The ISPS Lead Internal Auditor Online Course equips individuals with the knowledge and expertise to proficiently conduct comprehensive audits of an organization's Management System as a Lead Internal Auditor specializing in the ISPS Code.