Introduction to Shipping

80 minutes

Product code: #0800

$40.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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Joining the maritime industry can be daunting at first, there is so much to learn: our elearning module will help new maritime employees of any level or position, as part of their induction or to support ongoing development. Written by experienced maritime professionals, our Introduction to Shipping module provides learners with an overview of the shipping industry, giving essential knowledge, basic terminology and engaging explanations.

Some of the key topics covered in this module include:

Introduction to the Industry 

  • Why we need shipping
  • Oil price and the shipping industry
  • Shipping Lanes and Route Planning
  • Baltic Dry Index (BDI)
  • Shipping Industry Stakeholders
  • Roles of Superintendents
  • Safety at Sea / IMO
  • Safety Management System (SMS)

Introduction to Ships

  • Types of Ships - Merchant ships, ships layout, ships characteristics,

Introduction to the Crew and life onboard

  • Communications with the onboard crew
  • Maritime Crew Resource Management

Introductions to Ship Operations

  • Ships clock
  • Watchkeeping Rota
  • Navigation operations
  • Engine Operations
  • Before arrival at port
  • Piloting
  • Port Operations, Operations in Port
  • Drydocking of a ship

The module also provides insights for professionals from other sectors seeking an understanding of the fascinating and diverse maritime sector.


What you'll learn

Be familiar with different types of ships, types of cargo they carry and their main characteristics

Be familiar with typical ship's crew, how they are organised, their main duties and life on board

Be familiar with how the crew operate the ship to transport their cargo or passengers safely from one port to another


There are no pre-requisites for this eLearning title


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