BSc Port Management Online Courses for Professionals
Bachelor Port Management & Maritime Logistics

Law of the sea and maritime law


  • Sources of public international law (and EU law)
  • The Law of the Sea (maritime zones and maritime delimitation, flag state sovereignty, rights and duties of coastal states)
  •  The IMO and International Conventions on Safety, Security and the Prevention of Pollution From Ships
  • Carriage of goods by sea: The functions of the bill of lading, charter parties and charter disputes

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student: 

  • understands the zonal approach of UNCLOS and the sensitivities of maritime delimitation and the economic relevance of the law of the sea
  • understands the role of the IMO in international shipping and the relevance of EU Law in this field
  •  is in a position to understand the spectrum of ship  administration and environmental protection
  •  understands the contractual approaches to carriage of goods by sea

Credit points


Responsible expert

Henning Jessen