The increasing importance of environmental and safety awareness have greatly impacted the shipping industry, creating organisational and managerial requirements which a shipping executive needs to adhere to.

The Maritime Regulations module deals with the regulatory requirements and the process of abiding to these regulations which is of particular importance from an organisational, operational and competitiveness point of view for a shipping company.

Key Objectives

Educate students on the legal, environmental and safety aspects relating to shipping, emphasizing the importance of international regulations and their enforcement

Examination of the environmental conventions, liability schemes and obligatory codes, whilst emphasizing their impact on the shipping industry and management practices

Familiarize students with risk analysis methodologies


  • 18 hours of video
  • 380 pages of notes
  • 876 presentation slides
  • 13 Self - Assessment quizes
  • 1 Summative assignment
  • No prerequisites
  • 10 Credits
  • Core module


Basic Principles
and Definitions
2Inter-govermental Organizations
3Private Shipping Organizations
4Non-Governmental Organizations
5Supra-National Organizations
6The main International Conventions and Codes of IMO
7Managing the Human Element
8Prevention of Marine Pollution
9Safety and Quality Management
10Safety and Security
11Contemporary Maritime Issues that Strongly Affect the Industry
12Other Maritime Issues covered by IMO Conventions
13International Law of the Sea
14Unilateral Legislation
15National Legislations
16Risk-Based Methodologies


Dr. Alexopoulos

Phd in Envrironmental Law and Chartering Procedures

Aristotelis B. Alexopoulos has graduated from the University of Athens (BA in Law and Political Science) and has completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Wales (MSc in Marine Law and Maritime Policy) and at the University of Piraeus (PhD in Marine Environmental Law and Chartering). He worked in the private sector as a legal advisor/maritime operator for Shipping Companies, and in the public sector as a scientific consultant in environmental issues for the Institute of Transport and the Municipality of Paleo Faliro. He’s the author of 6 books and over 130 research articles. He was an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Marine Sciences and Shipping & Transport at the University of the Aegean and a visiting lecturer at the University of Piraeus, department of Maritime Studies. He’s currently a member of the academic staff at BCA Business College of Athens.

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