TTPM International

International Shipping and Supply Chain Management Course

International Shipping and Supply Chain Management Course

The shipping industry contributes about 90 per cent in the facilitation of global trade through carriage of goods hence a catalyst to global economy. International trade business and financing would not be possible without international shipping hence, the ‘derived-demand’. Consequent to ongoing global economic reform, international shipping has assumed a new dimension to minimize costs whilst improving efficiency in maritime transport. The major aim of this course is to advance the knowledge of international shipping with supply chain economics through a logistics management approach in contemporary parlance.

Target Groups of this Course

  • Middle and Senior Officials of Ministries of Transport (maritime department); Ministries of Trade and Commerce; Ministries of Finance and others.
  • Middle and Senior Officials of Shippers Councils; National Maritime Agencies; Banks;
  • Middle and Senior Managers of National Shipping Lines, Shipping Agents, etc..,
  • Middle and Senior Officials of the Railway Corporations; Inland Depots, Inland Container Terminals, Transit-Transport Agencies;
  • Middle and Senior Officials of Ports, Container Terminals;
  • Students, Researchers, Management Consultants, Maritime Law Practitioners, etc..,

Course Objectives

This course would not only give a comprehensive overview of global business also participants would after the course achieve the following:

  1. The ability to identify maritime business opportunities and inherent risks in international trade and globalshipping and to proffer cost-effective solutions.
  2. Acquire critical thinking ability and strategic maritime business management skills with a forward thinking strategic planning devoid of known and unknown pitfalls in international shipping.
  3. Acquire business intelligence skill of investing in maritime business ventures on time-specificcritical path analytical approach.
  4. Acquire creative and managerial capabilities for strategic international shipping alliances on solid customer relationship management within a global network.

Course Contents

  • The Structure of International Trade and Global Economics
  • Shipping Economics
  • International Trade Policy
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Role in International Trade
  • International Trade Law
  • Ship Classification and Shipping Management
  • Marine Insurance Concept in Merchant Shipping
  • International Shipping Law
  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and Role in International Shipping
  • Risks and Risks Management in Maritime Business
  • Information Technology in Shipping Logistics Management
  • Financing of International Trade and Shipping
  • The Concept and Contract of Purchasing and Procurement
  • International Shipping and The Supply Chain Concept
  • Port – Supply Chain Management Surgery: – International Shipping Framework
  • Port-Supply Chain Surgery: A One-to-One Problem Solving Discussion with Course Participants on International Shipping Problems and Strategic Solutions

Case Study: Planning and Management of Constraints in International Shipping Logistics

Programme Duration: 16 – 27 February. 2015

Programme Venue: London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom

Choice of Course Fee:

(i) Course fee is £3300.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This fee covers tea/coffee,training and materials (without accommodation and lunch) during training.


(ii) Course fee is £4150.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This covers tea/coffee, materials,training, hotel accommodation and lunch during training only (weekends not included).


Course Registration: To participate in this or any of the courses please print and fill in the COURSE REGISTRATION FORM. After filling the course registration form, send it by email to or fax it to this number +44 (0)2036332142. Alternatively, email names of participants with details of payments to (The course programme and venue may be subject to changes at short notice).

Programme Experts:

Dr. Fortune Laurence – IAPH Experts

Prof. Dr Joy Joseph – IAPH Alternate Coordinator

Prof. James McConville

Prof. Dr Peter Langen

Ms Helen Smith – IAPH Alternate Coordinator/Project Manager