Role of Shipping in International trade-Types of ships and cargoes carried by them – International Organizations serving the shipping industry (IMO, BIMCO, ICS, IACS, IAPH)- Ship Registration and Classification.
Liner shipping business – Types of Liner services – Container shipping lines and their services – Break bulk, Ro-Ro and project cargo services – Liner freight rates – Liner cargo documentation – Liner agency functions.
Dry Bulk shipping business- World’s leading dry bulkports and cargoes handled by them – Types of Dry bulk ships and the Dry Bulk industry structure – Dry bulk market indices – Types of Chartering – Port agency functions.
Liquid Bulk shipping business – World’s leading wet bulk ports and cargoes handled by them- Types of tankers and gas carriers – Tanker freighting system (worldscale) -Factors affecting Tanker markets-Marine pollution conventions.
Service providers to shipping industry -Ship management companies -Ports, inland terminals and Container Freight Stations- Ship building and repair yards -Financing the Shipping industry – Marine insurance providers.