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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Applications have closed for the VS Dry Cargo Chartering and Shipbroking Certificate

Wow - what an amazing response!

Applications have now closed and over the next few days I will be sending emails to all those who applied

Due to the large number of requests it is unfortunate that a few will miss out on this intake. I hope and trust another intake will happen at the end of the year.

Those of you who receive an offer from me over the next few days - you will have 2 days to accept the terms and conditions (and pay the fee) and the course remains on track to start on the 1st of June.

We have a great variety of students enlisted to enrol. A current shipbroker, a trainee shipbroker, a trading company manager, the head honcho of a large transport firm, Seafarers and even an entrepreneur or two.

That should make for some interesting dialogues and perspectives.

Nine months ago I attended a 2 day professional development seminar and it cost me (the company) USD 10,000 bucks. In essence this VS dry cargo chartering and shipbroking certificate IS a professional development course. It runs for 4 months, students learn from the best (that me - ha) and they get fantastic contacts in the industry (other students)....all for USD 950 dollars. Plus you get a certificate of completion at the end.

If that aint a bargain - I’m not sure what is...

Inside tip! A key to being a great negotiator is recognising value when you see it...if you have that skill then you will always win.

Let’s rock...


  1. Good day sir,

    Is this course/study available for students out of Europe as well ? I am an Indian working as a Chief Officer in the offshore sector currently & keenly interested in studying for ship broking/chartering. What options are available for me i.e. besides the ICS courses.

    Aditya S Pednekar

  2. Hello Aditya

    Its an email and online based course so yes it is available to anyone anywhere!