Shipping Summer School 2024

Join a summer course in shipping in Greece, a country with long standing tradition in shipping and with the largest merchant fleet in the world in terms of both value and size.

The course will be delivered in the cities of Athens (at Alba) and Piraeus (at HMC/ICS) homes to more than 700 mainly Greek and foreign shipping companies many of them specializing in Shipping Management. 

This is a great opportunity to get a true understanding of the Greek Shipping industry and to introduce yourself to the international shipping business, the new technologies in shipping, the current environmental issues and the commercial part of shipping such us S&P and Chartering.

At the same time you will benefit from educational field visits to leading maritime companies, ships and ports and gain access to our strong shipping network through networking activities, both in and out of the classroom with business leaders, faculty, alumni and students from around the world.

  • When: 25-28 of June 2024
  • Who can participate: Graduate business students or final year undergraduate students
  • Applications deadline: 15 of June
  • Fee: 650 euro (for international free movers), 290 euro (for exchange partner Universities)
  • Special fees for Greek students: 450 Euro


Alba and HMC/ICS have collaborated in order to offer a unique introductory summer course in shipping!


LECTURE 1: “The Greek Paradigm, Strategies and Policies in Shipping”, Elias Bisias, Alba Visiting Lecturer (International Maritime Policy and Strategy), Director Naftika Chronika (3 hours)

LECTURE 2: “Introduction to Shipping Management" , Titos Giannakakis, Alba Visiting Lecturer (Ship Management), Executive at the DYNAMARINE training academy (3 hours)

Guided tour to Acropolis (3 hours)


Visit to a Greek Ship Management Company (such as Angelikousis Group or Tsakos Group etc) Visit onboard commercial vessel (TBC)

LECTURE 3: “The Shipping Markets and Introduction to Chartering; the art of matching ships and cargoes", Cpt Andreas Georgiou, FICS, Managing Director, Gregale (Dry Bulk) Shipping (3 hours)


Visit to Greek Container Shipping Company (Such as Danaos, Costamare etc )

LECTURE 4: “Buying and Selling Ships: How to Invest and Divest, and Make a Profit”, Simon Ward, FICS, Director, S&P of Ursa Shipbrokers S.A. (3 hours)


LECTURE 5: "New Technologies and the Environment" Alexandros Glykas, Director DYNAMARΙΝΕ Co. (3 hours)

Departure at 14:00 - Transfer to Vouliagmeni (Athens Riviera)




For more information please contact Ms. Anna Vithoulka, [email protected]

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