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Background to Shipping - eBSI Export Academy
Background to Shipping - eBSI Export Academy
Background to Shipping - eBSI Export Academy

Background to Shipping

eBSI Export Academy
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eBSI is delighted to present in partnership with Coracle Online a 100% online course, certificated and mentor supported


    At the end of each activity there is a test to be completed online.

    You will receive instant feedback on your score with email confirmation.

    Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate. Candidates must attempt ALL tests to complete the course.

    The pass mark is 60%. A pass with merit is awarded if you score over 90%.


    Access requirements

    Access to the course is for a maximum of 9 months, there is no minimum time requirement and the average completion time is 2-3 months.

    There are no course pre-requisites.

    There are no technical requirements - any PC, tablet or smart phone with internet access can follow this course. 


    ”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

    Course Outline

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

    • Ships and Trade. Global shipping and trading patterns. Types of vessels. Maritime geography.
    • The Maritime Business and its players. Shipping companies: principals, intermediaries and practitioners: their role and responsibilities. National and International organisations. Classification and registration societies. Shipping contracts
    • Bills of Lading, the three functions and different types of Bills of lading.
    • Port Agency. Role and authority of an agent. Port services and the providers. Cargo working. Husbandry. Local requirements
    • Bulk Carrier and Tanker Documents. Charter parties and other documents. Basic laytime concepts.
    • Liner Agency Documentation. The agency agreement. Space allocation, sales and marketing, dealing with cargo bookings, special cargo. Documentation. Conferences and consortia
    • Chartering. The chartering markets and different types of charter. How the deal is made. The charterer’s authority and responsibility. Post fixture responsibilities. Brokerage.
    • Ports and Cargoes. The location, origins and facilities of ports. A selection of some ports with details of their import and export facilities
    • Ship Management and Operations. Different types of management – integral or independent managers. Roles and responsibilities of a ship management department