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.

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Courses & Seminars


Practical Dry Cargo Chartering

24-27 November 2014
The Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH

Practical Tanker Chartering

27—30 April 2015
The Baltic Exchange, St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH


Tanker Chartering & Documentation

8-14 November 2014
Madingley Hall

Anatomy of Chemical and Gas Shipping

9-14 November 2014
Madingley Hall

Chartering: A Practical Approach

15-20 February 2015
Madingley Hall

Anatomy of Shipping

8-20 March 2015
The Møller Centre, Cambridge

Anatomy of Ship Finance

5-10 July 2015
Madingley Hall


The Business of Offshore

26-30 October 2014
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai

The Business of Shipping

26-29 October 2014
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai

Hong Kong

The Business of Shipping

20-23 October 2014
Venue to be confirmed, Hong Kong


Bills of Lading & Related Cargo Claims

6-8 October 2014
Hotel Novotel, London Paddington

Laytime, Demurrage & Despatch

10-12 June 2015
Hotel Novotel, London Paddington

Disputes on Charter Parties

15-17 June 2015
Hotel Novotel, London Paddington