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Certificate in Chinese Shipping

A thorough explanation of the Chinese shipping industry

Starts on 1 December 2021

Delivered Online

Certificate in Chinese Shipping

Chinese shipping is a hugely important part of global trade, and it is growing in importance and size. Eight of its ports are listed in the top ten largest ports of the world, and the Belt and Road initiative is intended to grow more maritime traffic. 90% of all shipping containers are produced in China, and the throughput of cargo and containers at China's ports has been the largest in the world for the past five years, with a CAGR of 35%. However, the trade war with the US is posing threats to the industry.

This course is designed to give an insight into the importance of Chinese shipping in global trade, the effects it can have on trade lanes and will provide you with an understanding of how the Chinese government and ship owners can affect the industry.

When: 1 December 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Ideal for:

New entrants and current professionals in the shipping industry wanting an insight into Chinese shipping, including those considering a career in international trade, insurance, banking, shipping or connected industries where you need to understand the Chinese shipping industry.

Job titles will include:

  • Shipowners
  • Maritime Economists
  • Shipping Traders
  • Shipbrokers
  • Charterers
  • Shipping financiers/bankers

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Industry Structure
  • Regulations
  • Transport Hubs and Logistics Routes
  • Chartering and Pricing
  • The Way Forward - Innovations and the Five Tiers of Transition

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

Course Director


Mark Williams

Mark Williams is the founder and managing director of Shipping Strategy Ltd, a maritime consultancy and training company based in Cambridge, UK. A well-regarded shipping industry personality and ambassador, Mark is a top 50 tanker industry leader, often quoted in the press, with BBC news appearances and many articles published. He has held management positions since 2000 and P&L responsibility since 2012.

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