Introduction to Liner Shipping industry – Unitization concept and methods – Malcolm Mclean and the birth of containerization – Generations of container ships and their specification – Container types, their specifications and cargoes carried in them.
Container shipping business – FCL and LCL sea freight products – Freighting of FCL and LCL cargo – Slot utilization strategies – Estimation of optimum container fleet size – Multiport LCL consolidation
Containerisation: Concept, Classification, Benefits and Constraints, Container terminal business- World’s leading container terminals and location characteristics – container terminal infrastructure – container terminal productivity and profitability-Inland container Depots(ICD)Roles and functions – Container Freight Stations(CFS),Clearance at ICD, CONCOD,ICD’s under CONCOD, Charting: Kinds of Charter, Charter Party and Arbitration.
Container manufacturing trends – Container leasing business – Types of container leasing and their terms – maintenance and repair of containers – tracking of container movements – Container interchange.
Alternate uses of containers -marketing of used containers -carriage of shipper own containers – multimodal transport options for containers -Insurance for containers -strategies for managing container imbalance.