Maritime Transport and Logistics

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 2 years

About Maritime Transport and Logistics programme

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.


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.

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)

Maritime Transport and Logistics Course Subjects

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

Colleges offering Maritime Transport and Logistics

Maritime Transport and Logistics

Kenya School of Revenue Administration
Nairobi County

Maritime Transport and Logistics

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Maritime Transport and Logistics

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Maritime Transport and Logistics

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute
Mombasa County

Maritime Transport and Logistics

German College of Maritime Studies
Mombasa County