Cambridge Academy of Transport

…provides maritime education through a variety of seminars aimed at the management or executive levels of companies within international shipping and trading.  Programmes are practical in nature and topics focus on commercial practices within the shipping business. Cambridge Academy of Transport was established in 1985 and is an independent organisation based in Cambridge, England.

Maritime training programmes

Contact learning

Contact Learning is provided by short, intensive seminars in both residential and non-residential formats. The Cambridge Courses are residential, based at either Selwyn College, Madingley Hall or The Møller Centre. All venues offer quality accommodation with private en-suite facilities.

Two types of non-residential programmes are available in London: The Baltic Exchange Series which concentrate on practical commercial shipping topics and the London Seminars which focus more on legal aspects of the business including laytime and demurrage.

Distance learning

The Distance Learning series offers inexpensive knowledge at a pace to suit the student. While the contact with other participants is missing, the education is supervised by a team of Tutors with practical experience of shipping.

Courses & Seminars

Baltic Exchange Seminars


Practical Freight Derivatives

29 April 2016
The Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH

Practical Tanker Chartering

25-28 April 2016
The Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH

Practical Dry Cargo Chartering

21-24 November 2016
The Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH

Cambridge Residential Courses


Chartering: A Practical Approach

13-18 March 2016
Madingley Hall

Anatomy of Shipping

3-15 April 2016
The Møller Centre, Cambridge

Anatomy of Ship Finance

3-8 July 2016
Madingley Hall

Anatomy of Shipping

4-16 September 2016
Selwyn College, Cambridge

Tanker Chartering & Documentation

5-11 November 2016
Madingley Hall

Mediterranean and Middle East Courses


The Business of Shipping — Athens

9-12 May 2016
Metropolitan Hotel, Athens

The Business of Tanker Shipping — Dubai

22-25 May 2016
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai

The Business of Shipping — Dubai

16-19 October 2016
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai

Anatomy of Petroleum Products and Chemicals Shipping — Dubai

16-20 October 2016
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai

Hong Kong Courses


The Business of Shipping — Hong Kong

24-27 October 2016
The Salisbury Hotel, Kowloon, Hong Kong

London Seminars


Laytime, Demurrage & Despatch

8-10 June 2016
Hotel Novotel, London Paddington

Disputes on Charter Parties

13-15 June 2016
Hotel Novotel, London Paddington

Bills of Lading & Related Cargo Claims

3-5 October 2016
Hotel Novotel, London Paddington

Singapore Courses


The Business of Shipping — Singapore

16-19 May 2016
M Hotel Singapore