ICS Annual Proffesional Maritime Programme

Starting September 2017



Programme Structure

The programme consists of seven (7) modules, taught over two academic semesters.

1st Semester 

September - December

The first semester introduces candidates to the four (4) compulsory modules, that offer a comprehensive overview of the shipping businees through lectures, workshops, essays and courseworks.

  • Introduction to Shipping        
  • Economics of Sea Trasport
  • Shipping Business  
  • Legal Principles in Shipping Business


2nd Semester

January - May

During the second semester candidates can choose up to three ( 3) optional modules, in order to gain in-dept knowledge in the filed of their interest. The modules offered are:

  • Dry Cargo Chartering
  • Tanker Chartering
  • Ship Sale and Purchase
  • Ship Operations and Management
  • Shipping Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Shipping Finance
  • Liner Trades
  • Port Agency
  • Port and Terminal Management
  • Logistics and Multi- Modal Transport
  • Offshore Support Industry

Who Should Attend:

Shipping Professionals - shipbrokers, operators, charterers, martime lawyers, agents, financiers - who wish to upgrade their theoritical and practical background and certify their expertise.

Officers of Merchant Marine willing to enhance their sea going experience and practice with theoretical and commercial knowledge.

Graduates and Professionals of finance, management, legal and engineering background, who wish to enter the shipping industry.


Candidates with relevant professional or educational qualifications may apply for exemptions from the ICS Examinations.


The Instructors are members of the ICS, strongly linked to the shipping industry, with excellent academic and professional backgrounds.

Registrations for September 2017 are open.

Apply here for September's intake

All the HMC Professional Courses can be fully subsidised by the Greek Manpower Employment Organisation (LAEK 0,24% Subsidy). We undertake the whole procedure of submitting the relevant documentation to OAED.