The Shipping Academy - Basic Shipping and Maritime Law 1-day course

The Shipping Academy by Shipping & Offshore Network presents a 1-day course on basic shipping and maritime law with a focus on purchase, sale, chartering and operations, by lecturer Ms Cathrine Bjune - lawyer MNA and Senior lecturer at the Department of Law, BI Norwegian Business School.
The Shipping Academy - Basic Shipping and Maritime Law 1-day course



This 1-day course will give the participants a basic knowledge and understanding of how to buy, sell and operate vessels in a global commercial environment. We also present the complexity of chartering and operation and the different risks associated with the execution, i.e. legal and operational risks. We will also introduce various types of charter parties. 

Topics to be discussed:

  • Ship types & trades

  • The industry players

  • Ship registration

  • Basic maritime law

  • Ship mortgages and maritime liens

  • Basic chartering

  • Deployment of ships and standard charter parties

  • Practical case work

  • Discussion

The course is for all employees in the shipping industry, those working in related industries, as well as those taking an interest in shipping who are eager to understand the basic and legal aspects of buying, selling and chartering of a vessel. It is our ambition to develop an understanding of the importance of a well-organized chartering and operation for the creation of value to the shipping community. This knowledge is valuable for employees whether they work within ship management, chartering, finance & accounting, or other functions within the maritime industry, such as classification, banking, P&I, insurance, etcetera.

See the full programme and information about the lecturer attached under related files.

The course will take place at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association on Tuesday 30 November 2021 from 09.00-16.00. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other participants and learn something new!

Please contact us on for any inquiries. 

Price includes lunch, course material and course certificate.



  • Register now for: The Shipping Academy - Basic Shipping and Maritime Law 1-day course

  • Location: Norges Rederiforbund, Rådhusgata 25, Oslo
  • Date: Nov 30. 2021. 09:00 - 16:00
  • Price member: 4,900 NOK
  • Price: 5,900 NOK non-members
  • Project leader: Mr Tom O. Kleppestø
  • Course leader: Ms Cathrine Bjune
  • Email: post@shippingoffshorenetwork
  • Phone: 22335700