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Maritime Transport and Logistics


Maritime Transport and Logistics is a 2 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Maritime Transport and Logistics

Diploma in Maritime Transport Logistics is designed to equip the trainee with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable performance of managerial duties in maritime transport logistics business.

With the integration of module units such as entrepreneurship, communication skills, life skills and information communication technology, a graduate of the course will be able to work in a formal or self-employment.


Entry requirements for Maritime Transport and Logistics

The trainee entering this course should have any of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Passed Certificate in Maritime Transport Logistics; or
  • Passed Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an average grade of C-(Minus) or
  • Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA)

Institutions offering Maritime Transport and Logistics


Mombasa Aviation Training Institute

Private College Mvita

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute is a world-class tertiary institution that offers a wide range of courses in aviation studies, hospitality & tourism, business studies, freight forwarding, media studies,...

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Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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East Africa Institute of Certified Studies

Private College Starehe

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (EAICS) has years of experience in delivering effective and efficient training at Diploma and Certificate levels in areas such as ICT, Business...

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Kenya School of Revenue Administration

Public College Starehe

Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) is the Kenya Revenue Authority?s premier training school specializing in Tax and Customs Administration, Fiscal Policy and Management. The School is one...

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East Africa Institute of Management

Private College Starehe

Are you ready to embark on a journey of professional growth and academic excellence? Look no further than the East Africa Institute of Management (EAIM). Situated in the...

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German College of Maritime Studies

Private College Mvita

German College of Maritime Studies is a private middle level college located in Kety Plaza (Moi Avenue) Mombasa town, Mvita Constituency, Mombasa County.

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Objectives of Maritime Transport and Logistics

At the end of the Maritime Transport Logistics course, the trainee should be able to supervise the processing of shipping documents, manage port operations, undertake  cargo  and  ships clearance with relevant authorities, interpret contract documents in shipping business, comply with environmental conventions, laws and regulations, supervise logistics and multimodal transport operations and perform ship broking activities.

Maritime Transport and Logistics - Programme

The Diploma in Maritime Transport Logistics is packaged into three modules namely:

Module I:Shipping Documentation

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Legal Principles in Shipping
  • Ports and Terminals
  • Health, Safety and Security in Transport Logistics
  • Life Skills
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Communication Skills
  • Financial Accounting
  • Documentation in Shipping Practice
  • Entrepreneurship

Module II:Shipping Supervision

  • Cargo and Terminal Operations
  • Environmental Aspects in Transport Logistics
  • Containerization
  • The Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Clearing and Freight Forwarding
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Principles and Practices of Marketing
  • Business Plan

Module III: Shipping Management

  • Ship broking and Chartering Practice
  • Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
  • Shipping Finance
  • Multi-Modal Transport Logistics
  • Principles and Practice of Management (PPM)
  • Marine Insurance
  • Trade Project

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