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Certificate in Maritime Management

Container Vessel w/Mt. Rainier in background

This course will focus on the acquisition and application of maritime industry-specific knowledge with a managerial perspective. Participants will examine the strategic role of managers in maritime activity and business. Content includes shipping and transportation, law and regulation, as well as vessel and terminal operations.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course.

Session Descriptions

This session introduces the contents of the syllabus and provides a historical geographical and economic context for the coming sessions.  After this session, students will be able to

  • Identify historical  trends and technological advancements that have culminated in the current global trading regime
  • Explain the impact of transportation and logistics on global and domestic economies
  • Identify current trade routes and patterns
  • Explain the five modes of transportation and the affinity of the commodities and products for each
  • Describe the economic challenges and opportunities of ship ownership and operation
  • List the agencies and entities that oversee and regulate international trade
  • Describe current trends in international maritime business and explain methodologies to keep abreast of its dynamic nature
  • Outline the impact of maritime business on local and regional economics

This session provides an introduction to management theories and practices, with an emphasis on developing specific skills for leading and managing in organizations. After this session, students will be able to

  • Understand leadership/management styles, including our own preferences and the needs of others
  • Explore the impact of emotions on productivity in the workplace and how to lead with emotional intelligence
  • Understand and apply motivation theories that influence individual and team motivation
  • Understand types of workplace conflict and how to apply effective conflict management skills
  • Learn and apply principles for leading change in organizations

This session provides an introduction to vessel, terminal, and port management and organization. After this session, students will be able to

  • Describe key elements, players, and concerns of vessel management and organization
  • Describe key elements, players, and concerns of terminal management and organization
  • Identify and describe the role of port authorities
  • Describe future trends in maritime management

This session provides a deeper look at the operations of ports and their related intermodal transit, labor, and infrastructure concerns. After this session, students will be able to

  • Explain the history and origins of labor unions in relation to goods movement
  • Identify the domains and jurisdictions of various labor unions
  • Describe the Puget Sound regional goods movement system with regards to ports and related infrastructure
  • Explain the significance of rail transport in respect to the movement of goods and identify various configurations of intermodal rail transfer
  • Identify and determine the appropriate trucking services for various goods

This session provides an overview of the regulatory and legal regimes affecting international maritime commerce. After this session, students will be able to

  • Understand the history of maritime law and its importance as a foundation of how the ocean transportation industry functions
  • Describe the function of Admiralty jurisdiction and the concept of Uniformity as applied to ocean transportation
  • Identify the types and roles of ocean transportation intermediaries; their interactions with counterparts in other transport modes; and their rights and obligations in transportation relationships.
  • List the government agencies that govern and regulate aspects of maritime commerce
  • Describe the roles of major documents governing business relationships in maritime commerce
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of liability for lost, damaged, delayed, stolen, destroyed, and misdelivered cargo
  • Understand unique maritime law concepts

Students will spend the day behind-the-scenes at the Port of Tacoma to concretize topics presented in classroom sessions, meeting with leads of different functional areas, observing rail transfers firsthand, and touring warehousing facilities.  The day will end with an exploration of the future of vessel and terminal operations.

After this session, students will be able to

  • Define common vessel and terminal operations terms
  • Describe the operational requirements and servicing needs specific to vessel types
  • Identify different terminal types and describe the function and operational characteristics
  • Explain key emerging trends in vessel and terminal operations with regards to economies of scale and automation

Fall 2017 Dates:
September 30 – November 4, 2017

Location: 
Tacoma, WA

Cost:

  • Standard: $770
  • PLU students & alumni: $700
  • Corporate discount: $700 per person, if sending 3 or more students
  • ETP Eligible (for pricing and information visit WA Career Bridge ETP List)

Delivery Method: 
Face-to-Face

Credit Type: 

Photos from the Maritime Industry Mixer (11/2016)