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Shipping Market and Financial Management

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Date(s) - 28/11/2022 - 22/01/2023
All Day


For further information, please contact:
Dr Marina Papaioannou, DNV HELLAS
Tel: + 30 210 4100 200
Email: [email protected]
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This module presents an overview of the shipping markets and their unique characteristics, examines the challenges and issues in the current maritime sector, in terms of the financial management and investment appraisal, the availability of bank finance and bank credit analysis, as well as the alternative sources of ship finance, including Asian financing, Export Credit Agencies, private and public equity, high-yield bond markets, leasing and mezzanine ship finance. Advanced knowledge of shipping financial management and the impact of economic variables on shipping business organizations’ financial operations are analyzed. Finally, the module concludes by providing various business and financial risks associated with any shipping company and developing several risk management solutions to achieve economic sustainability. You will receive in-depth training through several hands-on exercises and case studies to enable you to develop, appraise, negotiate, and select alternative shipping projects.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the shipping markets
  • Have an overview of the various maritime database for real-time market information
  • Appraise the ship finance sector in terms of markets, participants, sources of ship finance, current trends and future challenges
  • Implement financial analysis for investment in the shipping industry
  • Analyze the cost of capital and the capital structure of maritime organizations
  • Develop a deep understanding of shipping bank processes when extending a shipping loan facility
  • Evaluate alternative sources of capital for shipping projects
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of private and public equity and high-yield bonds
  • Identify business and financial risks for a shipping company
  • Develop financial risk management solutions to improve the company’s performance

Course outline

  • Shipping markets and data: cyclicality, timing and forecasting
  • Capital budgeting and investment appraisal
  • Cost of capital and capital structure in shipping
  • Financial analysis of a shipping project
  • Bank shipping loans and bank syndication
  • Bank credit policy and analysis
  • Bank loan monitoring, legal considerations and workouts
  • Issuance of a shipping bank loan
  • Alternative sources of ship financing (public and private equity and debt, leasing, etc.)
  • Derivative and Risk Management

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