Learning about shipping

Apr 10, 2004
Author: P&S

A one-day course on the basics of shipping was launched recently in London and is now about to be held in South Africa on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers.

The course, entitled ‘Learn about Shipping’ is ideal for new entrants into the broader shipping industry. Other who will benefit include accounting and administration staff working for companies that handle shipping matters and anyone else not involved in the frontline shipping services but who require some knowledge of the industry.

The objective of the course is to provide participants involved in the maritime logistics supply chain with a meaningful, general insight into the multi-faceted industry of shipping; operations, practitioners, ports and terminals, legislation, documentation and structure.

It should also prove beneficial for the above personnel within shipping lines, ships agents, stevedores, finance houses, marine insurers, port authorities, warehousemen and surveyors.

Specialists in their field will deliver the programme in a lively interactive way and a substantial workbook is provided for ongoing reference use, along with an attendance certificate. Groups will consist of no more than 20 people to encourage individual participation. Lunch and refreshments are included.

One-day courses are being run in Durban, Richards Bay, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Maputo at a cost of R1 500 per person plus VAT (all trainings except Maputo).


Durban 22 April 2004
Johannesburg 29 April 2004
Maputo 17 May 2004
Richards Bay 21 May 2004
Cape Town 27 May 2004

Times: 08.00 – 16.30

The course trainers are A-Cubed Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Full details are available from Dora Hunt, (031) 7640972 or fax (031) 7641385 or email dorah@acubed.co.za. Also visit www.acubed.co.za

The Course Programme

Why Ships?
* An introduction to trade
* A little history of shipping
* A little geography of shipping
* Registers and flag, international seafarers and manning

The Voyage
* A Bulk Cargo: Negotiating the fixture; Completing a Charter Party
* A Container Liner Cargo - from factory to onboard

Shipping Companies and Personnel
* Different types of companies
* Financing a company
* Ship mortgage
* Company structure and management

Ports & Terminals
* Ports & Cargoes
* Why ports are located where they are

Practitioners in Shipping
* The Principals: Shipowners, Ship Managers, Charterers, Insurers
* The Intermediaries: Port Agents, Liner Agents, Chartering Agents & Brokers

Shipping & The Environment
* Legislation - Safety & Ship Management

Types of Ships & Their Development
* Ship Recognition
* Ship Construction, Stability & Stowage
* Types of Ships: Dry Cargo, Tankers, Specialist, Container & Ro/Ro Ships
* Ship registration

Career Development
* A review of further globally recognized education and training qualifications in shipping.

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