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.
- SHIPS AND TRADES
- THE BUSINESS AND THE PLAYERS
- BILL OF LADING
- PORT AGENCY
- BULK CARRIER & TANKER DOCUMENTS
- LINER AGENCY DOCUMENTATION
- PORT AND CARGOES
- SHIP MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
- Reasons for Sea Transport, Shipping and trades;
- Types of ships;
- Maritime Geography;
- The Company, principals, intermediaries;
- The Practitioners – their role, their responsibilities and their income;
- The bill of lading’s three functions;
- Release and delivery of cargo;
- Different types of B/L.
- Definition of an agent’s authority;
- Port Services and the providers, cargo working, husbandry, after departure, local requirements.
- Charter parties, other documents;
- Basic laytime concepts.
- The agency agreement;
- Space allocation, sales & marketing, dealing with cargo bookings, special cargo, documentation and consortia.
- The chartering markets, types of charter, how a deal is made, authority and responsibility, after the fixture;
- Brokerage, specialist brokers.
- The location, origin and facilities of ports with particular reference to South Africa;
- The principal exports and imports of the Southern African region.
- Integral department or independent managers.;
- Organisation structure. Specialist crew controlling.
- This course is based on nine correspondence lessons, with a personal tutor assigned to each student. Should they be successful they will be awarded the Understanding Shipping Certificate..