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Programme Code 10006915-25
Start Date09-04-2019
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Just look around, and you will be surprised to see how many products in your daily life come by sea. In fact, about 80% of world's trade is carried by sea in terms of weight (Review of Maritime Transport 2017). The shipping industry is of global importance and this course explores different aspects of the shipping sector for those who want to get ahead in the industry.


Learning Objective

This course aims at equipping shipping personnel with the necessary shipping knowledge in various aspects, so as to enable them to handle their daily work more efficiently. Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to have a thorough and solid understanding of the subject matter.  

Target Audience

This course is designed for junior to middle level staff working in shipping companies, import/export companies and logistics companies.

Course Content

Section A: Basic Components of shipping industry

  • Basic components of shipping industry, such as owner, charterer, port agent, shipbroker, ship manager, etc.

Section B: Knowledge of cargo

  • Type of cargo such as dry-bulk cargo, liquid-bulk cargo and breakbulk cargo
  • How to convert the weight & dimension unit of cargo
  • Terms related with cargo such as measurement ton, revenue ton and stowage factor
  • Packing on cargo, such as in coil, in bundle, on skid, etc.
  • Marking on cargo
  • Types of cargo handling labels such as this way up, fragile, maximum number of tiers allowed, etc.
  • Cargo handling equipment such as grab, floating crane, reach stacker, etc.
  • Sizes of containers
  • Types of containers such as open side container, open top container, reefer container, etc.
  • Dangerous goods – IMDG code, class of dangerous goods and their labels
  • Understanding on the fumigation

Section C: Knowledge of cargo ship

  • Difference between liner/tramp ship
  • Basic terminologies relating to ship such as deadweight ton, bulkhead, freeboard, draft, etc.
  • Types of cargo ship such as dry-bulk carrier, general cargo ship, tanker and container ship and their basic structures

Section D: Shipping documents

  • Introduction of shipping documents such as mate’s receipt, bill of lading, manifest, delivery order, measurement survey report, etc.

Section E: Port agency, port expenses and cargo working areas

  • Cargo working areas in Hong Kong, including terminal, mooring buoy and anchorage
  • Understanding the port expenses such as pilotage, tug hire, berthing dues, etc.
  • Introduction of the work of port agency in Mainland China and Hong Kong with practical cases sharing


Mr Edward Cheng is a graduate with major in shipping studies of the Hong Kong Polytechnic and holder of Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate (Stage I) issued by the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Mr Cheng has over 27 years of practical experience in shipping field including over 1.5 years tenure in Shanghai. He is now the Chief Representative of a ship agency company.

Also, Mr. Cheng has rich training experience in collaboration with major training institutes in HK, such as School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) of City University, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Vocational Training Council (VTC) etc. He had conducted sharing to key ship agency companies in Huangpu, Shanghai, Dalian, Qingdao and Tianjin as well.

Course Fee

HK$2900 / HK$2700 per participant (Group enrollment of 2 or above)

Medium of Language

Lectures will be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English terms, while the notes will be written in English, with Chinese translation for special terms.

The speaker will demonstrate pictures and samples of the subject during the classes, thus enabling the participants to know more about it.

Award of Certificate

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who have attended at least 7 of the 8 teaching classes.
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