The course deals with: • The analysis of the port industry developments and the contemporary port environment • The analysis of the European policies towards the formation of a European Port Policy The course structure is as follows: 1) Lecture 1: Introduction 2) Lecture 2: Institutions and decision-making process in the European Union 3) Lecture […]


Introduction to shipping markets. Shipping Economics: content and modern trends. General division of markets: bulk shipping, scheduled voyages/liner shipping. Bulk shipping markets: traditional and specialised. The economic idiosyncrasies of bulk shipping: nature of the demand, demand function and price elasticity of demand for bulk shipping services. Supply, technological constraints and elasticity of supply of bulk […]

Shipping and the Environment

• Ballast water management and BWM Convention • Atmospheric pollution (Annex VI of MARPOL, sulphur limits, SECAs, NOx limits, NECAs, new technologies and operational measures) • CO2 emissions and greenhouse effect (Annex VI of MARPOL, EEDI, SEEMP, new technologies and operational measures) • Ship recycling • Sustainability in shipping


• Corporate Governance Rules and Public Companies • Interest of the Company and function of the Board of Directors • General Assembly and Minority Rights • Related Party Transactions • Corporate finance law. Debt, equity and hybrid financial forms. • Groups of Companies


The course focuses on understanding the principles of International Law of the Sea, s as it has been shaped throughout the years. In particular, the focal points are: • Historical development • High Seas • Territorial Sea • Contiguous Zone • The Area • Land-locked States • Geographically Disadvantaged • Continental Shelf • Exclusive Economic […]


The course deals with: • The understanding of strategy and its role in the contemporary companies as an essential tool for the development and maintain of a competitive advantage • An approach towards strategy via the synthesis of scientific considerations, concepts, analytical methods and indicative case studies • The understanding of the strategy’s importance for […]

Maritime Technology

The content of the course develops the basic principles of ship structure, operation and management at a theoretical and applied level. In this context, the course aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills to: 1. Understand the basic techno-economic differences of the basic types of ships 2. Be able to assess the parameters specific to […]


The learning outcomes focus on students gaining a systematic and applied in-depth knowledge of modern theoretical principles and empirical approaches and instruments to shipping corporate financial decisions. Emphasis is placed on the appraisal of critical investment, financing and operational managerial decisions; this can support shipping companies remain competitive and sustain corporate growth in a highly […]