The Fundamentals of Container Shipping examines commercial, technical and operational aspects of the liner shipping industry in detail.
This course is ideal for people working for shipping lines, whilst being especially beneficial to personnel engaged in the wider container logistics and supply chain industry, including those in port operations, freight forwarding as well as those engaged in supplying global multi-modal logistics services.
In addition, the course will benefit others related to the industry such as lawyers, economists, accountants, policy makers and industry associated consultants.
You can download the Fundamentals of Container Shipping course prospectus by clicking here.
Also available for dedicated in-company delivery by distance learning or instructor led workshop
Container shipping is a crucial component of global maritime transport, carrying about 60% of seaborne trade by value each year. Over 6,000 container ships provide services on regular routes with fixed schedules to carry international trade. The industry is part of the logistics supply chain transporting goods in containers, with extensive linkages to ports and inland distribution services. In little over 50 years container shipping has revolutionised the carriage of manufactured and semi-manufactured goods and been the enabler of globalisation.
The container industry requires large capital investments in vessels, from small feeder vessels through to the super post-panamax ships for major trade lanes, as well as the application of cutting edge commercial insight and technology. The sector is highly competitive with significant market and customer pressure driving change – which has been further increased by the recent recession and the need to refocus sector approach, asset utilisation and service delivery.
This industry requires the participation of highly skilled and knowledgeable people to carry out the many business and technical operations involved in shipping and trade. With the recovery from recession underway, companies in the sector have been addressing their strategic direction, cost reduction measures and margin, and now are once again turning to growth plans – including the targeted recruitment of such people.