International Shipping Policy

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Shipping Policy

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Management, Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    International and European Union policies and regulatory frameworks that influence the developments in the shipping industry. Protection of human life, the marine environment, and property at sea. Responsibilities of states and private operators. Elements of risk management in shipping. The roles of international organizations and relevant conventions.

    Given the internationalization of business activity, contemporary shipping industry plays a quintessential role in making internationalization possible. To this end, shipping policies at the global, national and regional levels are fundamental for the shipping industry to deliver efficiently. While a great variety of actors are involved in the development of shipping policy the challenge remains as to how to ensure that it constitutes a coherent policy framework of international scope. This course explores the policies pertinent to international shipping and the contingencies that they entail. In this way, this module equips the students with knowledge and critical understanding necessary for active engagement in the shipping industry.

    On successful completion of the module, the student should be able to :
    1. Analyze the stakeholders involved in shaping the contemporary shipping industry, and explain the roles that each stakeholder plays in the industry. (analysis)
    2. Analyze domestic and international instruments aimed at the protection of shipping. (analysis)
    3. Analyze key contemporary challenges in the shipping industry, and explain how these challenges may be addressed at the global, national and regional levels. (analysis)
    4. Apply relevant theories, concepts and frameworks to situations likely to be encountered in the shipping industry. (application)

    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    • Classes consist of lectures, discussions, case analysis and problem solving exercises, specialized video presentations, and critical analysis of additional reading materials.
    • Throughout the lectures students develop knowledge and understanding related to the subject content.
    • Discussions and collaborative in-class small projects reinforce students’ cognitive and key transferrable skills.
    • Specialized video presentations familiarize students with professional skills and further develop their cognitive skills.
    • Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course's content; 
    • Use of the Blackboard learning platform: in order to enhance the teaching and learning process, instructors use the site to post their announcements, upload related course material, lecture notes, assignment instructions and additional resources. By using this interface effectively, students are also provided with the opportunity to retrieve, process, analyse and communicate information. 


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