Shipping Finance

The Shipping Industry is currently undergoing one of its largest economic and financial crises of recent memory due to the turmoil brought on by the credit crunch, the glut in the number of ships currying goods, and more recently the Hanjin collapse and its subsequent effect in the sector.

It is under these circumstances that prudent and careful financial and investment decisions need to be made in order to not only survive the turbulence, but to thrive and expand in this era of opportunities.

The seminar will dissect and analyse the complex economic landscape of finance and law within maritime operations. This seminar will provide a roadmap to accessing and releasing finance for improved shipping operations in the post-recession shipping industry, as well as the relevant Legal Environment. It ensures ship operators and owners understand what they can do to make their finances and operations work harder, smarter and more effectively

This Course is addressed to

The seminar can be attended by shipowners and CEOs, Treasurers and CFOs, managing directors, ship operators, ship managers, chartering managers, operations managers, charterers, shipbrokers, accountants, financial analysts, shipping fund investors, Lawyers, Legal Practitioners, as well as postgraduate students who wish to join the sector

What is on the syllabus

  • Shipping Cycles and current market analysis
  • Introduction to Shipping Finance
  • Ship Building Contracts
  • Second Hand Ships
  • Ship Finance Mortgages
  • Registration
  • Action in Rem and Ship Arrests
  • Equity Ship Financing – public and private
  • The German KG system
  • The Norwegian KS systems
  • Debt and Bond Ship Financing – Syndicated, Bilateral and Club transactions
  • Types of Loans -yard finance, mezzanine, Private Equity and private placement
  • Ship Leasing
  • The role of ship pooling in Maritime Finance
  • Contract of Sale – Incoterms 2010
  • The Law of Sea Transportation
  • Time and Voyage Charterparties
  • The Calculation of Laytime and Demurrage
  • CASE STUDY – KG finance IPO float Hamburg
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DATES: 14, 15 February

DURATION: 14 Hours

LOCATION: CMS Training Center, Limmasol

TIME: 09:00 - 17:15

FEES: €380 + VAT


With the support of

Full members of YoungShip Cyprus are eligible for a 20%+ discount on the subsidised price to a fee of €233 + the above VAT.  For more information and to become a YoungShip member, please contact [email protected]

Participants will receive a certificate for successful participation indicating all topics covered

You can register by sending the completed registration form above to [email protected] or via fax to 2227 4475. If you need help completing the form, please give us a call at 2227 4470

Trainer: Dr Nick Skrekas

Dr. Nick Skrekas is an international financial expert, an expert in Maritime Finance and Law, a legal specialist on international law as well as acclaimed consultant. Dr. Skrekas has worked in top law firms, as an expert on EU international programs and as a financial analyst in bulge bracket investment firms. He also has a background in cutting edge financial media like The Wall Street Journal and has authored two books for Thomson Reuters.

He has deep experience in financial analysis, international mergers and acquisitions, cross border securitization, due diligence, project finance, international banking and securities law, IPOs, distressed deals, private equity and corporate finance.

Dr. Skrekas has been training bankers, lawyers and business people in various international legal and financial areas across the globe since 2004.

Dr. Skrekas has a Bachelor of Laws with Honors, a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, a Masters of Laws, an MBA and Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from top Australian institutions, always graduating with exceptional grades like High Distinctions.

His qualifications are recognized in Australia, the UK, the US and the European Union.  Dr. Skrekas is also a member of the International Bar Association and he is a certified analyst. He has a superior record of more than two decades of professional experience in law, global investments and financial media.

Dr. Skrekas is unique in that he combines deep knowledge and hands on experience in international law, global financial markets and strategic business advisory. His presentation and speaking skills have been commended by past attendees of his courses for their clarity, practicality and liveliness, as well as being much targeted and hands on.