Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy Rolls out Region’s First Integrated Maritime Logistics Certificate

July 13, 2022

First Integrated Maritime Logistics Certificate

A group of Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy’s trainees

Certification is recognised by the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) and the UK Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 July 2022: Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA), the maritime education and training arm of AD Ports Group, announced today that it has rolled out a Maritime Logistics Certificate, the region’s first integrated certificate allowing trainees to work on a broad spectrum of maritime economics and shipping industry modules.

This certificate comprises four core/mandatory units, including the Introduction to Shipping, Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade, Shipping Business, and Legal Principles in Shipping Business. These core units prepare the groundwork for the learner to take up the fifth specialisation from the following twelve specialist units: Port Agency, Liner Trade, Dry Cargo Chartering, Tanker Chartering, Port & Terminal Management, Ship Sale & Purchase, Logistics & Multi-modal Transport, Ship Operations & Management, Marine Insurance, Shipping Law, Shipping Finance, and Offshore Support Industry.

Dr. Yasser Al Wahedi, Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, said, “We are proud to launch this Certificate, the first of its kind in the region, which aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies in maritime economics and the shipping industry across planning and implementation of solutions, responding to complex problems and performing independently across a wide range of functions without guidance.

“This certificate, recognised by the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) and the UK Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), is designed to meet the needs of both individuals who are new to the maritime logistics industries with a need to acquire new skills and knowledge for better employment opportunities, as well as those who are currently working in these industries and wish to elevate their skills and knowledge to a higher level,” he added.

The Certificate programme spans 600 hours, comprising 450 hours of classroom/ online teaching, 150 hours of assignments, case studies and presentations spread over 30 weeks. Bachelor’s degree holders in any discipline, or with a minimum of twelve years of structured education or Advanced Level (A-Level) or equivalent standard of education are eligible to apply for the programme. On successful completion of the four mandatory units and one specialist from the 12-list unit, a Certificate in Maritime Logistics will be issued by ADMA and recognised by MoE.