Twenty-one students were awarded the Certificate in Marine Transportation at a graduation ceremony held recently in the Shipping Federation’s Montreal Boardroom.

On-hand to present the certificates were Federation President Michael Broad and Noel Burke, Dean of Concordia University’s Centre for Extended Learning (and the Federation’s partner in the provision of the certificate program).

In order to qualify for the certificate, students were required to complete five courses on various aspects of the international shipping industry (Introduction to Shipping, Vessel Husbandry and Port Operations, Customs and Documentation, Commercial and Contractual Aspects of Shipping, and Practical Chartering), representing over 150 hours of study. Eleven of the graduating students completed the in-class version of the program (held in Montreal), while ten followed the online version.

In presenting students with their certificates, Federation President Michael Broad applauded the graduates for their individual achievement and commitment, and noted the following:

“You represent the very best of our industry, and your willingness to undertake this program and carry it through to fruition – whether as in-class or online students – speaks volumes about the contributions you will make to our industry in the future. You should all be very proud of yourselves – as should your employers – and I have no doubt that we’ll be hearing great things about each and every one of you in the future.”

Members of the Class of 2013 include Catalina Ambara, Laurie-Anne Bartlett, Michel Beaulieu, Mostafa Bouzit, Nicolae Burducea, Marysa Crisci, Ken Ferguson, Francis Garand, Andres Gaviria, Leah Gaudreau, Gennaro Isernia, Lara Ghanem, Julian Hung, Moazzam Khan, Adriana Mendez, Cavit Minic, Alicia Payne, Charmaine Peters, Kelly Ann Russell, Abdus Sobhan, Mindy Vockathaler, and Yanko Zapata.