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Background to Shipping



Product Description

Background to shipping from Coracle is a specially created "bundle of activities", designed to prepare you for a career in the shipping industry. Having an understanding of the whole industry will set you up for a successful career in any of the paths you choose to go down within the industry.

Aimed at: Those who are interested in having a good understanding of all areas of shipping and the marine industry.

Ideal for: Candidates of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Diploma and PQE exams, as it covers many of the syllabuses available to them.

The Course:

This course contains 9 activities, covering a range of topics, including:

  • Ships and Trade: Global shipping and trading patterns.
  • The Maritime Business and indepth analysis of its players.
  • Bills of Lading: Functions and types
  • Port Agency. Role and authority of an agent etc.
  • Bulk Carrier and Tanker Documents.
  • Liner Agency Documentation & The agency agreement.
  • Indepth descriptions and analysis of Chartering.
  • Ports and Cargoes: The location, origins and facilities of ports.
  • Ship Management and Operations.




”Background to Shipping is very interesting, very useful and written in very simple understandable language… the course is simply perfect” – Juris Dombrovskis, Ship Agent at Wm H Muller Baltic Ltd

”The Background to Shipping course has helped me organize the knowledge I had about shipping and provided additional useful information. Even though English is a second language to me, I found the course easy to read and understand.” – Sabina Cimpoieru Ryan, UAE


Product Information

Product TypeLearning Line Courses
Price (excl. tax)£99.00
Price (incl. tax)£99.00
Availability Available
Brand coracleonline
Summary Introductory guide to commercial shipping
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Study time 10-12 hours

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