Understanding Shipping

Understanding Shipping

The course is based on nine correspondence lessons, with a personal tutor assigned to each student. After each lesson the student is required to submit a test paper comprising of a number of multiple choice question as well as a short written paper of about 150 words.

At the end of the course students will be invited to attend a brief interview – should they be successful they will be awarded the Understanding Shipping certificate.

The Lessons:

SHIPS AND TRADES
  • Reasons for Sea Transport, Shipping and trades
  • Types of ships
  • Maritime Geography
  • Communication

 

THE BUSINESS AND THE PLAYERS
  • The Company, principals, intermediaries
  • The Practitioners – their role, their responsibilities and their income
  • Organisations
BILL OF LADING
  • The bill of lading’s three functions
  • Release and delivery of cargo
  • Different types of B/L
PORT AGENCY
  • Definition of an agent’s authority
  • Port Services and the providers, cargo working, husbandry, after departure, local requirements
BULK CARRIER & TANKER DOCUMENTS
  • Charter parties, other documents
  • Basic laytime concepts
LINER AGENCY DOCUMENTATION
  • The agency agreement
  • Space allocation, sales & marketing, dealing with cargo bookings, special cargo, documentation and consortia
CHARTERING
  • The chartering markets, types of charter, how a deal is made, authority and responsibility, after the fixture
  • Brokerage, specialist brokers
PORT AND CARGOES
  • The location, origin and facilities of ports with particular reference to South Africa
  • The principal exports and imports of the Southern African region
SHIP MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS
  • Integral department or independent managers
  • Organisation structure. Specialist crew controlling
Plus Annual Subscription fee of R172.50

Contact us

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Suite 302 3rd Floor Cowey Park, 91 Problem Mkhize (Cowey),  Road Berea

 
POSTAL ADDRESS

PO Box 37798 Overport 4067 South Africa

 
EMAIL

ics@icssa.co.za

 
PHONE NUMBER

031 207 2022

 
FAX NUMBER

086 539 4761

Durban Office Staff

Glynis McGrath Branch Manager

Trishelle BudhooAdministration Officer

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