Certificate in Container Logistics Management

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

Type: Online

Available Dates


  • Aug-12-2024


  • Sep-23-2024


  • Oct-28-2024


  • Nov-11-2024


  • Dec-23-2024


Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

Container Shipping Supply and Demand Dynamics and Recent Trends

  • Introduction to container logistics services
  • Container vessels, commodity types, and terminals
  • Container shipment process
  • Transportation Modes and Criteria for Decision-making in container shipment
  • Stakeholders and service providers involved in a container's voyage
  • Terminal operations and process optimisation in container logistics
  • Efficient handling practices for container movements and waste reduction strategies

 Procurement of Container Logistics Services

  • Freight rates and cost structures of shipping lines
  • Competition and alliance structures among shipping lines
  • Factors, pricing, negotiation, and supplier management
  • The role of container terminals within the supply chain
  • Interactions with container terminals, container lines, freight forwarders and logistics providers.
  • Interactions with service providers (inspection, customs clearance)

Stakeholder Management for Container Terminals, Container Lines, Freight Forwarders, and Logistics Service Providers

  • Inside the container terminal:
  • Infrastructure and cargo handling equipment of container terminals
  • Port operations: vessel, yard, gate, CFS, and warehouse operations
  • Inside the container line:
  • Shipment process from the container line's perspective
  • Trends in the container shipping industry

Container Process Management

  • Management of special containers:
  • Reefer, flat rack, open top, dangerous cargo
  • Port-centric logistics:
  • Inland transportation and inland depot/handling facilities
  • Dry ports, free trade zones, inland terminals
  • Management of customs processes
  • Documentation for container shipment:
  • Bill of lading, cargo manifest, letter of credit
  • Container insurance, identification of causes of cargo damage, and risk management
  • Door-to-door transport and Incoterms

Common Scenarios in Container Shipments and the Future of Container Shipping

  • Legal aspects, claims, and dispute management in container logistics
  • Risk management in container logistics to establish a resilient supply chain
  • Digitalisation and emerging technologies
  • Sustainable Practices in container logistics

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