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Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry

The 'Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry' aims to establish a foundation of industry knowledge.

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  • ImageIntermediate
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What You'll Learn

The course content covers international trade and Australia's involvement, how the shipping industry responds to the transport task is explained with examples of types of ships and how cargo capacity is determined. The role shipping plays in the supply chain is explained as well as the concept of logistics management. Ports are a key transfer stage in the supply chain and their role and the different cargo types handled are described.

This course explores the commercial aspects of a liner trade shipment are explored including functions of the Bill of Lading. Learners will be introduced to key components of Shipbroking and Chartering with examples of chartering documents provided.

Later modules detail many of the government and non-government organisations that make up the maritime industry, and explains their roles and responsibilities. The industry is highly regulated and the reasons for this are explained and the organisations that ensure compliance are identified.

Course Content

A general introduction to the Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry course, this subject includes an overview of the course training content and instructions on using the course navigation, accessing resources and how you are tested.

Elective

Explains the extent and nature of international trade and its importance in contributing to a healthy economy in participating nations. Actions that might overcome impediments to trade are included and key aspects of Australia as a trading nation described.

Identifies the key role of sea transport in facilitating trade and outlines the demand and supply factors that act to ensure sufficient ships of the right type are available for the task.

Outlines the nature of ships that make up the world fleet to demonstrate how ships have adapted to the transport task. Measuring the cargo capacity of commercial ships and explaining the role of classification societies.

Explains the various ways in which a liner shipping service can be integrated into a supply chain and the importance of supply chain management in the movement of bulk dry and liquid cargoes.

Defines the role of a port as a place of transfer and explains the role port authorities. Australian ports are located and trade statistics comparisons made between Australian and overseas port. Various cargo operations are described.

A video produced by the Port of Brisbane gives an excellent overview of day-to-day operations in a major port with diversified cargo handling.

Explains the organisational detail of a typical liner company and introduces commercial aspects of a liner shipment. The functions of the Bill of Lading are detailed and the importance of various clauses explained.

Outlines shipbroking operations and the ship chartering process. Different charter parties are compared and examples of frequently used chartering terminology explained. The ways in which different shipping markets operate are also described.

The various government and non Government organisations that make up the maritime industry are identified and their responsibilities outlined. The services that both Australian and international organisations provide to the industry are described. The services that both Australian and international organisations provide to the industry are described.

Explains the nature of many of the international regulations that shipowners and operators must comply with to ensure safe and reliable transport of goods by sea. Important aspects of the International Law of the Sea are explained.

Audience

Anyone working either in the shipping industry or in an organisation that has a connection with the movement of goods or people by sea.

Or, for anyone who would like to understand more about shipping especially those wishing to pursue a new career.

Objectives

The content of this course has been determined by a survey of Shipping Australia Limited’s members. 

The course content consists of an Introduction and 10 training subjects. 

1. Getting Started 

2. International Trade 

3. Seaborne Trade and Shipping 

4. Ship Characteristics 

5. International Maritime Logistics 

The course will cover basic facts about international trade and Australia’s involvement. How the shipping industry responds to the transport task will be explained with examples of types of ships and how cargo capacity is determined. The role shipping plays in the supply chain is explained as well as the concept of logistics management. 

6. “All in a Day’s Work” 

A video produced by the Port of Brisbane gives an excellent overview of day-to-day operations in a major port with diversified cargo handling. 

7. Ports – The Vital LInk 

8. Liner Trade Cargo Shipment 

9. Shipbroking and Chartering 

10. The Maritime Directory 

11. The Regulatory Regime 

Ports are similarly a key transfer stage in the supply chain and this is described with different cargo types. The commercial aspects of a liner trade shipment are explored including functions of the Bill of Lading. Learners will be introduced to key components of Shipbroking and Chartering with examples of chartering documents provided. 

The Maritime Directory details many of the government and non-government organisations that make up the maritime industry, and explains their roles and responsibilities. The industry is highly regulated and the reasons for this are explained in the Regulatory Regime and the organisations that ensure compliance are identified.

Approval

This online course does not provide formal accreditation.

Duration

There are 11 subjects including the course introduction to complete in this course. The nominal completion time for all subjects and assessments is approximately 8 hours.

This training program will remain open for completion for 12 months from the enrolment date.

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