40ft shipping container Learn about the most common types of ships used in the global shipping industry and the cargo they carry


  • A positive attitude
  • A desire to learn in-depth about ships and cargo
  • A desire to learn practically applied knowledge

40ft shipping container

   This introductory course covers the essential elements of vessels, cargo and their role in the international shipping industry.

   This course will help you gain knowledge about maritime industry and international trade, covering the two main topics: different types of ships and different types of cargo transported by sea.

   This course looks at the most common types of cargo-carrying ships involved in the international trade:

– General Cargo Ships / Multi-purpose vessel

– Container Ships

– Dry Bulk Carriers

– Liquid Bulk Carriers / Tankers

– Refrigerated vessels / Reefers

– Ro-Ro ships

– Livestock vessels

– Passenger Ships


Introduction to maritime – shipping industry course is for the ones who are interested in Maritime transportation and Shipping industry.

It will be useful for anyone working either in shipping or in an organization that has a connection with the movement of goods by sea.

If you are a professional and you need to refresh your knowledge, this introductory course is exactly what you are looking for.

Course objectives

This course aims to establish a foundation of industry knowledge and allow the learner to build on that foundation.

On successful completion of this course, the learner will have gained a good understanding of different types of ships and how they transport cargo by sea, which can be applied in the workplace in many types of organizations.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning about Maritime Transportation.
  • Anyone looking for a career change in the Shipping field.
  • New entrants to the Maritime sector.
  • Anyone already in Shipping industry and looking for a quick refresher.
  • Any business professional looking to supplement their knowledge.
  • Practitioners in the shipping business, for example agents, charterers and brokers.
  • Non-specialists who are currently working in the industry.
  • Administration staff who work in law firms, auditing companies, financial companies, shipbrokers, insurance companies, transportation companies and ports, who seek general knowledge about the different types of ships and cargo they carry.

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