Ports are the economic drivers of a country’s economy and ships are the principal mode of delivery. As countries develop and their economies grow, reliance on ships and ports also grows.
The BSc (Hons) Shipping and Port Management constitutes a comprehensive programme of study in the area of Shipping, a key link in the global supply chain, as about 90 per cent of world trade is carried by the shipping industry. On our ship and port management degree students gain key knowledge and specific expertise in ship, port and transport operations, maritime law, marine finance and general management – all of the essential skills required to apply for a range of roles in this major global industry.
One of the cornerstones of this programme is providing students with realistic experiences so as to acquire the necessary specialised skills on Shipping and Port Management and helping them appreciate the complexities and particularities of modern businesses of the specific sector. During the first two years, students acquire the basic knowledge on the shipping sector, while on the third year they focus on Port Management.
By exploiting the latest trends and characteristics of the Greek and international shipping and port industry, it incorporates all contemporary aspects of shipping and port management theory and practice, helping students develop their research skills, business intelligence, team spirit and communicative flair.
Why choose the BSc (Hons) Shipping and Port Management?
✓ The shipping industry is one of global significance, generating billions of dollars of revenue annually and offering an ever-growing number of opportunities for professional careers.
✓ Students gain key knowledge and specific expertise in business, management, law, the supply chain and finance – all of the essential skills required to apply for a range of roles in this major global industry.
✓ The course meets the needs of employers and professional bodies, as it is validated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
✓ The course’s academic staff has a wide range of industry backgrounds, with expertise in port and ship operations, ship finance, maritime law, chartering, general management and logistics, ensuring that teaching combines academic theory with a wealth of commercial knowledge.
✓ Students have the opportunity to experience the maritime industry first-hand during educational visits.
✓ Southampton Solent University is a global leader in Maritime and Shipping Studies, as well as in research across a range of important issues.
✓ International recognition of the awarded degree both in Greece and abroad via the AMC Career Office and the network of collaborating companies in the maritime and shipping industries.
✓ Opportunity to learn foreign languages as part of the programme.
The academic staff of the Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies consists of distinguished lecturers, holders of Masters and PhD degrees with extensive research and management consultancy work, teaching experience at Greek and foreign Universities plus professional recognition in the shipping industry. In their majority they are also top business executives who can familiarize students with the latest advances in the shipping sector and help them put to practice the theoretical knowledge they acquire in class.