This course contains 9 activities, covering a range of topics, including:
Ships and Trade. Global shipping and trading patterns. Types of vessels. Maritime geography.
The Maritime Business and its players. Shipping companies: principals, intermediaries and practitioners: their role and responsibilities. National and International organisations. Classification and registration societies. Shipping contracts
Bills of Lading, the three functions and different types of Bills of lading.
Port Agency. Role and authority of an agent. Port services and the providers. Cargo working. Husbandry. Local requirements
Bulk Carrier and Tanker Documents. Charter parties and other documents. Basic laytime concepts.
Liner Agency Documentation. The agency agreement. Space allocation, sales and marketing, dealing with cargo bookings, special cargo. Documentation. Conferences and consortia
Chartering. The chartering markets and different types of charter. How the deal is made. The charterer's authority and responsibility. Post fixture responsibilities. Brokerage.
Ports and Cargoes. The location, origins and facilities of ports. A selection of some ports with details of their import and export facilities
Ship Management and Operations. Different types of management - integral or independent managers. Roles and responsibilities of a ship management department