Introduction To Shipping

In this general distance learning course, we bring together the elements of shipping enabling new entrants to the profession to gain a good basic training before specialising in any one area. In addition, the course is very suitable for trainees in other industries associated with shipping because it provides a good all-round view of the shipping industry.

Course content (12 Lessons)

Lesson  Topics

  • Economics of Sea Transport — Principles of transport economics as applied to shipping — Market forces — Trade balances — International organisation — Statutory Regulations and Government legislation — Liner Conferences — Balance of Payments — Shipping Companies — Ship Registration and Manning — Cargo traders — The Chartering Market — Basic accounting — Definitions.
  • Maritime Geography — World Climates — Coastlines and Ports — Liner and Tramp Trades — Commodities.
  • Shipbroking Practice — Ship Types (Dry Cargo and Tankers) — Registration and Classification — Shipping documentation — Port agency — Shipping revenues and expenses — Laytime and Post Fixture work.
  • Marine Insurance — Fundamental principles of Hull and Cargo insurance — The Insurance Market — Policies — Institute Cargo Clauses — Time Clauses (Hull) — General Average.
  • Maritime Law — Principles of English Law — Law of Contract — Tort — Liens — General Average — Arbitration — Passengers — Role of the Ship's Master — Charter Parties and their clauses — Bills of Lading — Seaworthiness

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