Smart Shipping

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About this programme:

Discover the future of maritime and unlock cutting-edge insights with our innovative introduction to Smart Shipping programme for managers and professionals.

Our expertly designed modules are crafted specifically for both junior and senior managers and professionals in the shipping and logistics sectors.  Discover the latest advancements in smart shipping technology, including AI and IoT. Understand their impact on regulatory compliance, environmental sustainability, cyber-security and operational efficiency.

Delivered part-time on a world-class digital learning platform, this course offers flexible self-paced online modules and bi-weekly live sessions.  Learn from industry and academic experts in AI, law, and management. Access comprehensive written and video materials to master and test your understanding.  And enhance your CV with a digital certificate of completion to showcase your new knowledge and skills.

Employees of South African transport companies qualify for full funding by the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)!*

*Subject to eligibility criteria and funding availability. With TETA funding, South African transport sector company employees would qualify for full funding provided applications are received by 1 September 2024. When applying, please select the “Yes”  under “Are you sponsored by your employer?” if you wish to apply for the TETA funding.

Key focus areas:

MODULE 1: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO WE REGULATE IT?

Cut through the hype and gain a clear understanding of AI and its impact on your business.  This module covers key definitions, terminology, and the roles of AI, automation, robotics, machine learning, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Learn about locked vs. unlocked algorithms and how to ensure compliance with maritime safety regulations while developing effective organisational policies and procedures.

 

MODULE 2: THE FUTURE OF AUTONOMOUS SHIPS

The use of AI and automation in the shipping industry is a growing trend driven by the potential for efficiency improvements, cost savings and safety enhancements. Shipping companies are increasingly exploring and investing in AI technologies to optimise route planning, cargo handling, maintenance scheduling and other aspects of vessel operation. Stay ahead by understanding the exciting future of autonomous ships and how laws are changing to embrace this revolutionary technology. This module unpacks the IMO Scoping Review on necessary amendments to international shipping laws to accommodate Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) and its classification of degrees of automation.

 

MODULE 3: AUTONOMOUS SHIPS – THE LEGAL CHALLENGE OF SEAWORTHINESS

Understand how seaworthiness applies to autonomous ships and why it matters for your business.  This module covers compliance with IMO standards, classification society surveys and the impact on contracts of carriage and marine insurance policies.  It provides concise, comprehensive guidance on how seaworthiness affects cargo claims, crew safety and injury claims, pollution and environmental damage liability, collision and allision claims, port state control detentions, charterparty disputes, and marine insurance cover.

 

MODULE 4: SMART PORTS – UNLOCKING EFFICIENCIES WITH THE POWER OF AI TECHNOLOGIES

Unlock the power of AI in revolutionising port operations and landside logistics. Explore the seamless integration of IT and operational technology (OT) systems, and take a deep dive into real-world case studies showcasing enhanced efficiencies, minimised shipping delays, optimised productivity and streamlined operations. Whether you’re overseeing cargo handing, vessel scheduling, IT infrastructure, or strategic planning, this module equips you with the knowledge and tools to drive innovation and enhance performance in your respective roles, boosting productivity and streamlining operations across your business.

 

MODULE 5: NAVIGATING CYBER-SECURITY – PROTECTING SHIPS AND SHIPPING BUSINESSES

Explore key components of cybersecurity and its crucial role in modern shipping operations. Understand the current cyber threat landscape and discover industry best practices to protect ships and shipping businesses. The module provides knowledge and tools essential to ensure regulatory compliance and cyber resilience in an ever-evolving cyber landscape. Gain accessible legal insights into the ISM and ISPS Codes requirements, and guidelines issued by IMO, ICS, IUMI, BIMCO, and others.

 

MODULE 6: SECURING OUR PORTS – BUILDING CYBER RESILIENCE IN THE PORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR

Focus on the specific cybersecurity challenges facing ports and logistics operations. Analyse real-world port-related cyber incidents and responses to uncover best practices for safeguarding critical infrastructure.  Learn recommendations for complying with the ISPS Code security plan and training requirements, and gain valuable insights into integrating guidelines from the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) into maritime sector policy and regulation.  This module will equip you to play your part in strengthening cyber resilience and closing the back door to potential threats to our port and logistics sector.

Who should attend:

  • Junior and Senior Managers and Professionals in the Shipping and Logistics sector
  • Representatives from private companies including both TETA levy-paying entities and non-levy-paying/exempt entities;
  • Officials from public companies;
  • Government department members;
  • Maritime lawyers;
  • Policy advisors;
  • Representatives from NGOs and academia

Duration:

48 hours, 6 days over 12 weeks via the Zoom/Teams online platform, with bi-weekly live sessions supplemented by various online learning and self-study activities, which participants complete in their own time.

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Start Date Programme Fee
1st October 2024 R14 375 (including VAT)