TTPM International

Strategic Maritime Policy Management

Strategic Maritime Policy Management

The Shipping Industry is witnessing some radical changes in recent times. Maritime nations have benefited immensely from international shipping which acts as catalyst in international trading. The maritime sector has experienced a period of boom and burst culminating in what often is regarded as excess capacity. To understand how strategic maritime policy is to merchant shipping, national economies, ports authorities and shippers in general the following questions therefore are necessary.

  • How best would national economies exploit the opportunities of global trade through international shipping?
  • How best would shipping companies (service provider) benefit from servicing international trade through international shipping?
  • How best would the port industry (terminal facility provider) benefits from the facilities provided to international shipping in facilitating global trade?
  • How best would shippers benefit from global trade through international shipping?

These questions necessitated the Strategic Maritime Policy Management Course to maximize the benefits derivable from participating in global trade through international shipping.

Aim of Course

This program addresses the challenges faced by governments of maritime nations and non-maritime nations, shipping companies, shippers, ports and environmental agencies by a new governance that is integrated and cross-cutting in approach. To craft a guide to the activities of public and private stakeholders in the development and review of national maritime policies, that will facilitate integrated maritime policies in close consultation and collaboration with national and regional maritime stakeholders through a robust external and internal coordinating structures that will benefit all users and providers of maritime services and infrastructures.

Course Objectives

  1. To prepare aspiring maritime managers for policy-making and management responsibility in today’s dynamic maritime environment.
  2. To enable maritime policy makers and analyst acquire the practical skills and techniques required for managing all aspects of maritime organization through to whole-organization strategic analysis and planning.
  3. To explore the international aspects of maritime policy and business, legal implications, use of technology to break down barriers of international shipping and global trade and construct solutions to the enlargement and creation of stakeholder value.
  4. To assist managers develop strategic management skills in evaluation and analysis of opportunities, leadership and consultation for policy effectiveness and change.

Target Groups of this Course

  • Middle and Senior Officials of Ministries of Transport (maritime department); Ministries of Trade and Commerce; Ministries of Finance and others.
  • Middle and Senior Officials of Shippers Councils; National Maritime Agencies; Banks;
  • Middle and Senior Managers of National Shipping Lines, Shipping Agents, etc..,
  • Middle and Senior Officials of the Railway Corporations; Inland Depots, Inland Container Terminals, Transit-Transport Agencies;
  • Middle and Senior Officials of Ports Authorities, Container Terminals;
  • Students, Researchers, Management Consultants, Maritime Law Practitioners, etc..,

Core Contents

  1. The Concept of Collective Ownership in Ship – As a Policy Instrument in Maritime
  2. Strategic Planning and Optimization Solution in Maritime Policy
  3. International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Current Maritime Issues
  4. Globalization, Policy and Shipping
  5. Strategic Maritime Policy for Developing Nations:- A Regional Approach
  6. Governance of Maritime Zones in sub-Saharan Africa
  7. Maritime Governance and Policy Making
  8. Maritime Policy as Foreign Policy under Merchant Ship Sales Act of 1946
  9. Theorist of Maritime Strategy
  10. Maritime Safety Law and Policies
  11. Maritime Private Security:- Market Responses to Piracy and Terrorism Security Risks
  12. Maritime Shipping Container Security – Problems and Policy.
  13. Maritime Policy Surgery: A One-to-One Problem Solving Discussion with Course Participants on Home Maritime Policy Applications Problems and Strategic Solutions


Case Study: Maritime Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.

Field Visit:                 (TBA)

Course Duration    14 – 25 September, 2015

Course Venue:           London School of Economics (LSE), London United Kingdom


Choice of Course Fee:

(i) Course fee is £3300.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This fee covers tea/coffee,training and materials (without accommodation and lunch) during training.


(ii) Course fee is £4150.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This covers tea/coffee, materials,training, hotel accommodation and lunch during training only (weekends not included).

(This programme and venue may be subject to changes at short notice) For registration please visit or email


Programme Experts

Dr. Fortune Laurence – IAPH Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Joy Joseph – IAPH Alternate Coordinator

Prof. Dr Peter Langan

Prof James McConville

Ms Helen Smith – IAPH Alternate Coordinator/Project Manager