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Certificate in Container Shipping

Investigating the commercial, technical and operational aspects of liner shipping and maritime container logistics

Starts: 21 January 2021

Certificate in Container Shipping

The complete professional development course on liner trade and maritime container logistics covers commercial, technical and operational aspects.

When: 21 January 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate

Ideal for: 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.

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Introduction to Container Shipping, Principles, Evolution and Trade Route
  • Container Ship Characteristics, Terminology, Layout and Stowage Planning
  • The Container: Types, Terminology, Management, Packing and Security
  • Container Logistics, Supply Chain Principles, Port and Terminal Operations and Operators
  • Container Shipping Costs, Revenue and Freight Rates
  • Container Shipping Business, Regulations and Documentation

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



Members of the IAPH are eligible for a 15% discount on the fees for this course!

"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."

Mohab Elsaka, Qatar Petroleum

Course Director

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Rawindaran V. Nair MSc, LLM, PhD

Dr Nair has been involved with the maritime industry in public policy affairs as well as in academic teaching and research for over 40 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.

"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."

Francesco Odello, Contship Italia S.P.A

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