Posidonia Masterclass in Shipping

Industry experience shared

Leading professionals from across the shipping industry share their experience and knowledge in a structured course of online lectures.

A vital resource for those looking for advancement, changing roles or embarking on a career in shipping.  

30% discount for Individual and Corporate subscriptions with “30POS2024” coupon

15% discount for Student subscription with “POS24” coupon

*Both discounts valid until 30 June 2024

The project

There is no substitute for experience in an industry as dynamic and demanding as shipping. Now distinguished industry figures have come together with the Posidonia organisation to deliver an online curriculum built on their wealth of knowledge and wide experience in all sectors.

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Meet the Lecturers

The Posidonia Masterclass in Shipping lecturers are experienced and respected members of the global shipping community. Pooling knowledge of their sectors to build a comprehensive curriculum, from ship management to technology, insurance to human resources. By signing up for the course, shipping professionals and executive students benefit from this unique resource to build their understanding of all facets of the global industry.

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Haralambos J. Fafalios

Bill R. Gallagher

Dr. Alexandros Glykas

Gelina Harlaftis

Stavros Hatzigrigoris

Henrik Jensen

Dr Nikolaos Liapis

John C. Lyras

Amalia Miliou-Theocharaki

Hamish Norton

Dr George D. Pateras

Guy Platten

John Platsidakis

Eleni Polychronopoulou

Esben Poulsson

Prof. Harilaos Psaraftis

Dr Mariniki Psifia

Theodora Riga

Gordon Robertson

Paddy Rodgers

Nikos Triantafyllakis

Yannis Trifylis

Stamatis Tsantanis

Eva Tzima

Spyros N. Vlassopoulos

Panos Zachariadis

Vasilis Bacolitsas

Nicholas Brown

Nick Brown

John N. Cotzias

Ian Clarke

Irene S. Daifas

Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis

Dimitrios Fafalios

Seaborne trade, routes, and cargoes

The Commercial Vessel: Types and operational features

Operating a vessel: The role of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and Charterers

The Human Element

The international regulatory framework of the shipping industry

Protecting the marine environment: Technology & Innovation

The Shipping industry in the years to come

Ship Finance

Marine Insurance

Ports: centers of commerce and society

Ports: centers of commerce and society

The Greek Maritime Paradigm


The course comprises modules each dealing with a strategic aspect of the shipping industry, from vessel types and trade routes to ship finance and fleet operations. In turn, modules comprise a number of lectures by experts in that field, delivering a practical and insightful understanding of the subject.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Posidonia Masterclass in Shipping is an online education subscription platform that will make it possible for anyone to watch or listen to a series of pre-recorded lectures about the shipping industry and its many sectors. Leading professionals from across the shipping industry share their experience and knowledge in a structured course of online lectures.

The Posidonia Masterclass in Shipping offers corporate executives, students and individuals embarking in a career in shipping, a holistic overview of this exciting and challenging industry. The Posidonia Masterclass in Shipping Programme will introduce them all to the many aspects of shipping through the eyes and the ‘on the job’ experience of established shipping managers and personalities, with the emphasis on the practical rather than the academic. It will examine each sector of this industry as well as the disciplines within each sector and their impact on investment and operational decisions.

Every chapter is designed to be accessible for new entrants to the industry and students of all levels, ranging from novice learners to experienced professionals who wish to pursue a career in shipping.

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