Basic Ship Superintendence Skills

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Basic Ship Superintendence Skills

Evolution from a shipboard officer focussed largely on technical and operational matters, to a shore based managerial position of a superintendent can often be challenging. With several vessels under one’s supervision, and having to deal with multitude of shore based entities and shipboard issues, one may often feel a sense of lack of control as a superintendent. This often happens due to lack of preparedness for taking such a position.

This program aims at bridging the gap in knowledge and skills that can transform a competent ship board officer in to an effective ship superintendent.

Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the difference between the role of a senior Shipboard Officer and Ship Superintendent.
    • Understand the different types of vessel Superintendents and their specific roles, specific skills requirements.
    • Appreciate the need for specific skills including Technical Management, Safety and Quality Management, People Management, Cost Management.

Seminar Content

  • Role of a Ship Superintendent and expectations from the position.
  • Skill Sets required for effective superintendence:
    • Technical Management
      • Spare Parts and Inventory, Purchase Management.
      • Maintenance Management, Condition Monitoring, Dry Docking.
    • Human Resource Functions – Recruitment and Selection, Training, Appraisals, etc.
    • Budgeting, Budget Follow up, Negotiation Skills.
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DATES: 29 November


LOCATION: CMS Training Centre, Limassol

TIME: 09:00 – 17:00

FEES: €350 + VAT

[/vc_tta_tabs][vc_cta h2=”Discounts”]2-3 subjects or participants 10% Discount

4+ Subjects or participants 15% Discount

Members of YoungShip Cyprus 20% Discount

Members of Cyprus Shipping Association 20% Discount


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Target Audience

  • Senior Shipboard Officers wanting to take up assignment ashore
  • Fresh Superintendents working with shipping companies with no formal training

Registration Form

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at 

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at

Instructor: Pawan Kapoor

Mr. Pawan Kapoor, the Chairman and Managing Director of ISF Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd (Est: 2004), Chief Executive of ISF HR Services (Est: 2003), and Founder & Trustee of Inner Search Foundation – A charitable trust (Est: 2000), has vast and varied working experience of over 36 years in the maritime industry of which 26 years has been with maritime education, training, quality assurance, development and management of organizations and related activities. The ISF Group offers a wide range of services in the maritime and allied sectors. The highlights of his 26 years’ shore career have been the development of the International Maritime Training Centre – IMTC (formerly known as the Indian Maritime Training Centre), which he was also leading from 1998 to 2002. He was then the Chief Executive of the Tolani Maritime Institute, the premier private maritime institute in Pune, India, spread over 120 acres with over 100 staff and 700 students.


Besides various academic and infrastructure developmental tasks at the institute, he spearheaded the change management program to provide the institute a university like organizational structure. Mr. Kapoor is a certified trainer. Besides teaching marine engineering subjects, his experience of developing and running organizations, and interacting closely with management gurus of the well known IIM Ahmedabad, has provided him with the expertise in training in management and human resource areas too. Through various human resource and management programs in maritime and offshore sector, he has trained close to 2000 people till date. These include professionals with seafaring as well as non seafaring backgrounds. He also continues to guide engineers for developing their competence and conducts several value addition programs for deck and engineering staff. He is a lead auditor of ISO systems and has been consulting companies in development and restructuring of their systems to meet customer and internal requirements.