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Short Sea Shipping (Online Live Training & In-Class Programme)
 Overview
Looking back at the history of mankind, intra-European maritime transport has been an important activity throughout the history. It has its genesis in the traditional coastal sea transport practices from ancient times that occurred in the Mediterranean during the Minoan civilisation of Crete and later during the Macedonian, Roman and Byzantine civilisations. At a European level, the development of coastal shipping benefited from the development of the Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns. The development of the current European short sea shipping market results from numerous policy measures advocated by the European Commission since 1985, when it realised that to complete the Internal Market by 31 December 1992 needed a transport policy that favoured the free and seamless movement of people and goods. While the academia and the industry appear not to present a widely accepted definition of ‘short sea shipping’, it is clear from the existing definitions that short sea shipping refers to feeder services, intra-European trade services and cabotage services. It embraces numerous issues that contribute to its competitiveness relatively its most direct competing transport modes (road and rail). Such issues include, among other issues, conventional ships, fast ships, ports, cargo handling techniques, networks of information systems, logistics, intermodal, and multimodal transport systems.
The present Course aims to provide an overview of the European short sea shipping market and identify business areas of interest which the industry can grasp to improve its competitiveness and gain an increased market share. At the end of this Course, Participants will be able to:
* Differentiate shortsea shipping, motorways of the sea, and cabotage;
* Understand the European short sea shipping market structure;
* Recognise the European short sea shipping policy;
* Assess the internal and external environments of the industry;
* Recognise the industry innovation potential;
* Identify areas from which the industry can benefit to be competitive; and
* Understand the underpinning theories and practices of the industry.
 
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 Course Topics
Covered Topics include:
Trade, Modes of Transport and Modal Shift. Intra-European Maritime Trade. Deep-sea, Short-sea and Cabotage. Cabotage Regimes. Nature of Short Sea Shipping Services. Short Sea Shipping Internal Environment. The Demand of Short Sea Shipping. The Supply of Short Sea Shipping. Short Sea Shipping External Environment. European Union Short Sea Shipping Policy. Innovation Potential in Short Sea Shipping. Short Sea Shipping Case Studies. Strategic Actions in the Short Sea Shipping Industry.
 
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 Target Audience
The Course targets all Players and people interested in Maritime Economics and related issues. This target audience includes University Students, Importers / Exporters, Shippers, Shipping Companies, Vessel Operators, Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Supply Chain Managers, 3PLs, Port Authorities, Port Terminal Operators, International and/or Intermodal Transport Companies, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, and other parties having a specific interest in the subject matter.
 
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 Course Delivery
This Course can be delivered entirely either in an online live training environment or in a classroom environment. Whenever training is delivered in a classroom environment, Participants will be informed about the location where the Course takes place. Whenever training is delivered online, Participants will be informed about which platform is going to be used.
When the Course Registration is fully completed, each Participant will receive the instructions to access the Course. Course to be delivered in English.
 
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 Documentation and/or Reading Materials 
Course Documentation and/or Reading Materials will be made available to Participants.
In the case of in-class training, Participants will receive the Documentation and/or Reading Materials in electronic format.
In the case of online training, Participants will receive the Documentation and/or Reading Materials either by email or by the eLearning platform. Notes for each module are often downloadable, and Participants can save them for their completing their studies.
Participants are requested to check their email regularly.
A list of recommended reading will be provided at the beginning of each Course. This recommended reading is not included in the Course Fee.
 
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 Duration and Timetable
The Course has a duration of 32 hours.
Participants are required to attend the online classes, or the classes delivered in a classroom context as per the daily and weekly schedule foreseen for the Course. Information regarding the Course Dates (Start and End Dates), as well as the daily and weekly hours’ distribution foreseen for the Course, will be announced at the Training Plan & Calendar webpage. It will be necessary that Participants allocate additional time to carry out their studies and to perform the allocated tasks within the requested timeframes.
 
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 Participation Conditions
For online training, the number of Participants is 8, although a maximum of 10 may be considered.
For training in a classroom context, the minimum number of Participants is 10.
The payment of the Course Fee can be made by 1) BANK TRANSFER, 2) PayPAL or 3) WESTERN UNION. Please note that charges apply for each of the above Payment Methods and are not included in the Course Fee. The final amount to be transferred by using any of these methods is the total amount calculated (Course Fee + Applied Charges). For additional information regarding the Payment Methods available, please click here.
Information regarding the Enrolment and Payment Deadlines will be announced at the Training Plan & Calendar webpage.
In case of Cancellation, the following conditions apply:

* Participants have the right to cancel their registration. To cancel the registration, send us an email indicating the Participant's name and the Course.

* For written Cancellations made until the Cancellation Deadline, Participants will receive a full refund of any payment made. However, a handling fee of 120 € will be charged.
* For written Cancellations made after the Cancellation Deadline, a penalty of 50% of the Course Price applies to compensate for damages incurred from last minutes dropouts.
* For information regarding the Cancellation Deadline, please the Training Plan & Calendar webpage.
Participants must have an attendance equal to or above 90% of the Course (this condition applies to both in-class and online class training). For additional information, please click here.
For information on the Course Fee, please contact us via email.
 
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 Certificate
At the end of the Course, Participants will be entitled to a Course Participation Certificate as long as they have:
* Fulfilled all registration procedures;
* An attendance equal to or above 90% of the Course (this condition applies to both in-class and online class training);
* Carried out the allocated tasks given that they are an integral part of the Course (this condition applies to everyone and both in-class and online class training).
 
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 Coach
To be announced.
 
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