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Maritime Transport Operations


Maritime Transport Operations is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Maritime Transport Operations

The Kenyan waters provide great economic opportunities. Coast and inland waters provide food, recreation and homes  while maritime transport, tourism and fishing are  key  economic pillars in Kenya.

Efficient maritime transport enhances international competitiveness of goods and influences investment decisions. A vibrant shipping industry attracts other support industries that create jobs. Development of water based economic activities can accelerate transformation of a country into a blue economy and human resource capacity building is a major component of the development.

Entry requirements for Maritime Transport Operations

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

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) with an average grade of D (plain) or
  • Equivalent qualifications as determined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA)

Institutions offering Maritime Transport Operations


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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African Institute of Research and Development Studies

Private College Soy

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS) is the leading tertiary technical institution in Kenya, offering Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Certificate and artisan courses examined by KNEC. ...

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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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Shipping and Transport College of East Africa

Private College Mvita

Shipping & Transport College of East Africa Limited (STC-EA) is a private training institution which was established and incorporated under companies Act (Cap 486, Laws of Kenya) and...

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Objectives of Maritime Transport Operations

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

Maritime Transport Operations - Programme

The Certificate in Maritime Transport Logistics is packaged into two modules namely:

Module I: Basic Shipping Operations

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • The Merchant Ship
  • Documentation in Shipping Practice
  • Commercial Shipping Geography
  • Life Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Business Calculations and Statistics
  • Entrepreneurship

Module II: Shipping Logistics

  • Ports and Terminals
  • Health, Safety and Security in Transport Logistics
  • Legal Principles in Shipping
  • Shipping Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Management and Environment
  • Business Plan
  • Trade Project

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