Certificate in Shipping and Logistics


The Shipping and Logistics course gives participants an introduction and an overview to the shipping market. It offers students the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and good practices into shipping business, including the line management, the role of law, supply chain and terminal management.

The course will introduce participants to important factors to consider when working with shippers, consignees, private operators, customs…Emphasis is put on practical aspects such as line management, key performance indicators, insurance, dangerous goods, security rules on terminal, container stock optimization..., but the course will also give participants an understanding of the mechanism and structures that determine price and value as well as the economic background of the shipping world.  Port visits will round out the course.

The highlight will be a 4-day trip to Le Havre, visiting the port of Le Havre (first French port for the containers), an area dedicated to the management of containers, as well as a shipping agency visit and meeting with port Executives.


  • To give participants an introduction to maritime and port economy, highlighting the evolution and trends of international trade and transport, the structure and strategies of the shipping market
  • To equip participants with the necessary knowledge in line management to be able to take their first steps in the shipping world
  • To understand the basics of transportation law, international conventions, bill of lading, liabilities of the maritime carrier, shipper and consignee, the liner terms and terminal free time, and the insurance
  • To provide participants with insight into supply chain, from logistics to the supply chain management, the management of the components of SC and the SC performance measures
  • To give participants a strong practical knowledge on terminal management, types of terminals, dangerous goods, heavy and specific packages handling, security rules on terminal and emergency procedures
  • To provide tools to understand the container management, purchase, hire, maintenance, repair and stock optimisation
  • To understand the basics of customs, the role of a clearing agent, tariffs, bonded warehouse management
  • To give participants an overview on the port community information system


  • Commercial or administrative staff of maritime company, shipping agency, port handler, freight forwarder, ship or goods consignee
  • Shipping employees seeking to enhance their business skills and knowledge of recent developments
  • Applicants looking for a career in the shipping world
  • Seamen willing to stop working at sea
  • Lawyers and export or import Managers wishing to learn more about shipping


  • Module 1 : Core Principles of Economy and Shipping – 4 & 5 February 2019
  • Module 2 : Transportation Law – 27 & 28 February 2019
  • Module 3 : Supply Chain – 20 & 21 March 2019
  • Module 4 : Terminal Management (part 1) – 13  & 14 May 2019

Le Havre trip : 20 to 23 May 2019


Regular rate: USD 6,500 (Excluding Le Havre trip expenses : airfare and accomodation)
Early bird rate: USD 6,300

Early bird price available until 7 January 2019


For more information, kindly contact  ESA Executive Education : 00 961 1 373 373 ext 1141

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