Courses & Units

Ship Chartering JNB365



This unit involves comprehending, analysing and evaluating the processes and practices which bring shipowners and cargo owners together in a contractual relationship for carrying cargo. This business is usually facilitated by intermediaries called brokers. The aim of this unit is to provide you with a comprehensive sketch of the concepts, principles and practice which underpin the commercial employment of ships under charter arrangements.


Unit name Ship Chartering
Unit code JNB365
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management

Peter Fanam

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes


Explain shipping market reports and discuss the structure and content of key documents


describe the role of brokers and agents operating in shipping markets and discuss their legal and ethical responsibilities


analyse charterparties and discuss the obligations, liabilities and entitlements of shipowners and charterers


estimate financial returns from prospective alternative voyages of a ship and determine the most suitable option.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
089901 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 120 minutes lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly


AT1 - Self-assessment (0%)

AT2 - Online Quiz (10%)

AT3 - 1200 word Assignment (20%)

AT4 - 1400 word Assignment (30%)

AT5 - Take Home Exam (40%)

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