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Online Maritime and Port Management Programs & Higher Level and Technical Marine Courses in Spanish

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Located in Santa Cruz De Tenerife in Spain, International Maritime Business School (IMBS) is a virtual school (online distance learning) specialized in the maritime, port and logistics sectors. It caters to Spanish speaking countries such as Spain and Latin America through its online training programs.

IMBS is prepared to meet the most demanding demands of knowledge and skills that, both Technical and Managers, need to improve their training and professional activity, thus covering both the needs of professionals and the industry.


IMBS conducts masters, upper level courses and technical programs through the virtual campus of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and aims to contribute to the professional excellence and conducts studies and research mainly in relation to management and business development .

All courses are conducted in Spanish.

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Training Programs




Online Masters Programs

  • International Masters in Maritime and Port Administration (MIAMP) (60 ECTS, Spanish): The MIAMP is the result of a collaboration between IMBS and , Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands ( Spain). The teaching is of the distance type, with an adaptive Semi-classroom component (the Student can complement their training through face-to-face and / or virtual Seminars organized by IMBS, or request the validation of Congresses / Seminars, organized by others entities, which you have attended).
  • Executive Masters in Maritime Business and Port Management (MNMGP) (30 ECTS, Spanish): The objective is to train students through knowledge, techniques and managerial skills focused on the international sphere of Maritime Business (Shipping Business) and Port Management . In order to obtain it, at least ten of the program courses offered by IMBS must be completed and each student must select those that are of most interest to him/her.

Higher Level Courses Online

  • Spanish Maritime Legislation (CLME): This course has been designed with the purpose of facilitating the preparation of the tests on knowledge of Spanish maritime legislation by the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine.
  • Spanish Fishing Maritime Legislation (CLPE): This course has been designed to facilitate the preparation of the Spanish fishing maritime legislation test.
  • Management and Operations of Ports and Port Infrastructures (GEPIP): The course aims to analyze legal aspects, planning techniques, management and operations of seaports.
  • Ships Maneuver and Naval Technology (MBTN): The main objective of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge to safely carry out maneuvers with ships and / or boats, in addition to providing information on all operational aspects.
  • Maneuver and Stowage of Goods In Maritime Transport (MEMT): The main objective of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge about the different cargoes that are transported by sea, including the relevant regulations in loading, unloading, handling and storage operations.

Online Technical Courses

  • Shredding, Stowage and Lashing of Goods and Transport Units - AETMU (CSS & CTU Codes): This course is essential to optimize the stowage and achieve an adequate lashing of the loads in the container, which reduces logistics costs, avoids accidents and increases transport safety. The IMO, ILO and UN norms and recommendations, the CSS and CTU Codes of 1997 are taken as a reference and the 2014 CTU Code are also incorporated.
  • Control and Management of Ballast Water and Sediments of Ships (BWMC): The objective of this course is to analyze international standards aimed at preventing, minimizing and, ultimately, eliminating risks to the environment, human health and resources resulting from the transfer of harmful aquatic and pathogenic agents through the control and management of ballast water and sediments of ships.
  • Maritime Labor Convention ( MLC 2006) - CCTM: The objective of the course is to analyze the rules for supervision, control and guarantee of compliance with the relevant parts of the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006.
  • National Security Strategy (Special Interest to OPBS, OWHCS and OPIPS) - CESN: The objective of the course is the analysis of the strategic environment, the realization of the risks and threats that affect security, the definition of strategic lines of action in each field and the promotion of the optimization of existing resources.
  • International Life-Saving Appliance Code (LSA Code) - CIDS: The purpose of this Code is to provide knowledge on international standards for rescue devices prescribed in Chapter III of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974.
  • Safety of Ships Using Gases (IGF Code) - CIGF: The fundamental criterion of this Code is to establish mandatory provisions for the provision, installation, control and monitoring of machinery, equipment and systems that consume low-flash fuels in order to minimize risks to the ship, the crew and the environment, taking into account the nature of the fuels used.
  • Management of Ship Safety and Pollution Prevention (ISM Code) - CIGS: The Code is intended to provide an international standard on management for ship safety and pollution prevention.
  • Investigation of the Safety Aspects of Accidents and Maritime Incidents (CINV): The purpose of the course for the investigation of marine casualties and events is to promote cooperation and the adoption of a common approach among States with respect to the investigation of marine casualties and events.
  • Transportation of Chemical Products in Offshore Support Vessels (COSV): The main objective of this course is the knowledge of the application of standards contained in the CIQ Code and the CIG Code to the extent feasible and reasonable, taking into account the particular nature of the project and the service characteristics of offshore support ships.
  • Safety of Vessels Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) - CPOL: The purpose of the code is to provide the safety of ship operations and the protection of the polar environment by addressing the risks present in polar waters.
  • Verified Gross Mass (VGM) in Containers (CVGM): The purpose of this course is to analyze how to implement and enforce the requirements of the SOLAS Convention regarding the verification of the gross mass of loaded containers.
  • Maritime Transportation of Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code): With the observance of the Code, the practices and procedures adopted for the transport of dangerous goods by sea are harmonized, and compliance with the mandatory provisions of the SOLAS Convention and Annex III of the MARPOL Convention is guaranteed.
  • Maritime Transportation of Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC Code): The main objective of the course is to facilitate the safety of stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes, through the dissemination of information on the dangers of issuing certain types of solid bulk cargoes and instructions on the procedures to be adopted.
  • Pollution Prevention by Ships (MARPOL): The objective of this course is to analyze the oil pollution caused by ships - by harmful liquid substances transported in bulk and in packages, water, garbage, and the prevention of air pollution by ships.
  • Construction and Equipment of Offshore Mobile Drilling Units (MODU Code): The MODU Code has been drafted with the purpose of establishing an international standard for newly built offshore mobile drilling units that facilitates the transfer and use of these units at the international level and guarantees a degree of safety for them and for personnel carrying on board.
  • Container Shipping - Ships, Terminals and Legal Regime (TMCON): The objective of this course is to convey an updated view of the set of technical, legal and commercial aspects that surround the container and its industry.

Other Marine Courses Online

  • CLNA - Navigation License (Level - 1)
  • CPNB - Basic Navigation (Level - 2)
  • CPER - Recreational Vessel (Level - 3)
  • CPAT - Yacht (Level - 4)
  • CCAP - Yacht Captain (Level - 5)
  • CPVE - Sailing

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020