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Rawindaran talks Container Shipping
The complete professional development course on liner trade and maritime container logistics
This is the course for you!

Whether new to container shipping or in need of a refresher, it is the perfect solution to your training needs!

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Distance learning, instructor led workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery for corporate groups.

An A to Z of container shipping - training course delivered by distance learning delivered by Lloyd's Maritime Academy

Fundamentals of Container Shipping - training course overview

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.

Your comprehensive introduction to all aspects of liner trades and container shipping

Delivered by distance learning over 12 weeks, modules cover the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to Container Shipping
  • The Container Ship
  • The Container
  • Container Logistics
  • Container Shipping Costs and Revenue
  • Container Shipping Business

For further details of the Fundamentals of Container Shipping prospectus, click here or the 'Course Content' tab above.

15% discount for IAPH members

Members of the International Association of Ports and Harbours are entitled to a 15% discount on this course


See Fees page.

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