Professional development courses - Fundamentals of Liner Shipping 16-17.09.2019

  • Date Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Venue London School of Shipping


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London School of Shipping Professional development courses

By practitioners for practitioners

The London School of Shipping offers an extensive range of face-to-face programmes in commercial shipping disciplines, ideal for new starters or those working in the business looking to further their knowledge in specific industry sectors. The programmes are led by experienced course leaders supported by visiting expert practitioners from the extensive London maritime community.

Courses are held in our modern dedicated facilities close to London Bridge. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Fundamentals of Liner Shipping

Duration: 2 days

Venue: 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ

Dates available: 16-17 September 2019


A comprehensive two-day programme focused on liner trades and container shipping industry including discussion sessions, workshops, group activities, case studies and multi-media presentations. The course will cover the liner shipping business and trade routes; ships, terminals and cargo handling; lines, alliances and networks; through transport systems; structure and participants of the sector; service and contractual aspects; commercial aspects - revenue and costs; and contemporary trends that will affect the future development of the sector.

Course Leader:
Tony Mason FICS

Tony Mason has worked in the shipping industry for some 40 years with extensive experience in the liner and logistics sectors, as well as representing the industry in its relations with international government bodies, the press, and the public at large.

He spent 32 years in container shipping, culminating in the role of Director, Corporate Strategy, at P&O Nedlloyd, prior the acquisition of the company by Maersk in 2005.

Since 2010, he has been working as an independent consultant, as well as an Associate with Drewry Shipping Consultants, and as Secretary of the International Support Vessels Owners Association, an international trade association for ship owners operating support vessels in the offshore oil industry.

Tony graduated from University College Oxford with a degree in Chemistry, and holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.


Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 September 2019


Monday 16 September 2019
09:30am Liner Shipping and the Container Revolution
11:00am Coffee Brerak
11:30am Ships, Cargoes and Cargo Handling
1:00pm Lunch
1:45pm Development of through transport systems - hardware and infrastructure
3:15pm Coffee Brerak
3:30pm Container Lines and their networks - trades, services and alliances
Tuesday 17 September 2019
09:30am Structure and organisation of companies in the liner sector - operators, agents, NVOCCs, forwarding agents
11:00am Coffee Brerak
11:30am Service and Contractual aspects of Liner Shipping
1:00pm Lunch
1:45pm Revenue and Costs in the Liner Business
3:15pm Coffee Brerak
3:30pm The future for Liner/Container shipping



To speak to an advisor and to enrol, please contact us:

T : +44 (0) 20 7357 9722

E:   shipping-school@ics.org.uk

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London School of Shipping
30 Park Street
London SE1 9EQ

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