The Commercial Shipping Program

Danish Shipping Academy offer the international shipping education 'The Commercial Shipping Program' to give our members' shipping trainees the best possible competences.

The trainees will during the two year programme get a wide understanding of the shipping industry and the economic and legal aspects of the business. The participants will learn to plan and apply negotiation techniques and use communications in various situations.

The trainees will be well prepared to act in the maritime industry when they have completed the programme.

List of courses offered

Team 2019-2021 A (9 - 17 September 2019, 11 - 17 May 2020 and 7 - 11 June 2021)

Team 2019-2021 B (23 September – 1 October 2019, 22 - 28 June 2020 and 7 - 11 June 2021)

Please enrol your trainees on the Commercial Shipping Program here.

Online registration deadline: 5 July 2019.

For enrolment after deadline please contact Lene Iversen, (Please let us know in advance if you expect to enroll your trainees after deadline so we can pre-book hotel rooms for them).


Trainees in member companies and other companies within the shipping industry.



The trainees will acquire the necessary comprehension of ship technology and maritime regulations to interact effectively with the ships they operate.


  • Maritime Economics
  • Maritime Law
  • Ship Knowledge
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Negotiation and Communication Techniques
  • Risk Management

The Commercial Shipping Program is a private non governmental approved education and, therefore, the participants do not earn ECTS points.


Language of Instruction

The programme is taught in English only.



The Commercial Shipping Program is a two-year programme which includes three residential courses in Denmark. Between the three courses the tuition is carried out as webinars.


Location of the courses in Denmark

The courses will take place at Hotel Hornbækhus, Skovvej 7, DK-3100 Hornbæk,



The participants will receive diplomas for their completion of the Commercial Shipping Program and STCW certified course certificates for passed course in “Transport of dangerous goods”.


The course fee is DKK 75,000 + VAT per trainee for members and DKK 95,000 + VAT for non-members.


The course fee covers tuition, teaching materials, books, enterprise visits and accommodation and meals at Hotel Hornbækhus. Accommodation on the night before the graduation and transport to Copenhagen is also included for trainees not living near Copenhagen. As Module 1 starts in Copenhagen, transport to Hotel Hornbækhus on the first day and back to Copenhagen on the last day is also included. The fee does not cover accommodation on the nights before the courses start.


Cancellation over three days before the first course: 100 p.c. refund. Cancellation after start on the first course: We refund the amount that we will get repaid for accommodation and meals.