The first module provides an introduction to the core elements of the container shipping industry and covers topics such as the global economic developments, origins and principles of containerisation, evolution of scheduled services and the emergence of container ports around the world.
This module describes the types and characteristics of container ships that are deployed in the carriage of international maritime transport including their dimensions. In addition, the module will explain the measurement and basic layout before going on to describe the stowage planning processes involved in container transport. Finally the module will discuss the role of the main shipping companies that are involved in this industry.
The third module describes and explains the types of container that are used in the carriage of a variety of cargo on board container vessels in international maritime transport. This includes aspects with regard to dimensions, types of containers, container tracking, and inventory management as well as container security in international maritime transport.
This module describes and explains the role of container ship operations in international logistics including the evolution of ports, inland container distribution centres and ship service patterns to manage seaborne transport in the global supply chain.
This module explores the various costs and revenue components of managing and operating scheduled container liner shipping services on a global scale. This will include principles of calculating voyage, operating and capital costs and relate them to components of revenue in these services.
The final module describes the business operations of container shipping companies, explaining how they manage ships through strategies such as alliances and consortia. It examines the framework of the global economy and the role of the container shipping industry in enabling the flow of international trade which is an outcome of global economic growth.
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 9th February 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1499 / US$2330 - £1649 / US$2560 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
15% discount for IAPH members
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs
"The course was very useful for me. I have learnt so many subjects and have increased my knowledge about worldwide containers. This is especially beneficial to my career in the shipping industry."
Dr Nair has been involved with the maritime industry in public policy affairs as well as in academic teaching and research for almost 30 years.
He is currently active in research on international seaborne trade and maritime transport law and recently published a book on the economic regulation of the container liner shipping industry, which is a reference text for postgraduate studies.
This course is ideal for people working for shipping lines, whilst also being especially beneficial to personnel engaged in the wider container logistics and supply chain industry, including those in port operations and in supplying global multi-modal logistics services.
In addition, the course has proved to be of great benefit to others related to the industry such as lawyers, economists, accountants, policy makers and industry associated consultants.
We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.
Very useful for my first introduction to Shipping. Topics are treated in such a way as to make shipping comprehensible even if you are new to the industry.
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