Procurement of Container Transportation Services

22-23 May 2024

10.00 – 14.00 UK Time

An Online Interactive Training Course

This course is delivered over two consecutive days online.

The two-day course is live and interactive, where learners can follow along with the tutor and ask questions.

Upcoming Dates:

04-05 September 2024

Flexible, on-demand program alternative:

Sign up when you want, study at your own pace, and complete when you’re able.

Study from the comfort of your own home with personal tutor support, no timetable. Please get in touch with us for the details.

Are you dealing with Container Lines, Agents, Container Terminals, and Logistics Service providers?

The Certificate in Container Logistics Management Course is designed for people who use container logistics services and want to better understand the industry.

The course aims to provide participants with practical knowledge and real-life case studies to help them better understand dynamics of container logistics services.

It covers a range of topics such as the supply and demand dynamics of container shipping, the terminology used in container logistics, procurement of container logistics services, cost reduction tips for international container shipments, stakeholder management of container terminals, container lines, freight forwarders, and logistics service providers, container shipment processes, special container management, common cases in container shipments, and the future of container shipping.

Course Details

  • Container Shipping Supply and Demand Dynamics and Recent Trends
  • Terminology in Container Logistics
  • Procurement of Container Logistics Services
  • Cost Reduction Tips for International Container Shipments
  • Container Terminals, Container Lines, Freight Forwarders, and Logistics Service Providers Stakeholder Management
  • Container Shipment Process
  • Special Containers Management
  • Common Cases in Container Shipments
  • Future of Container Shipping


Full Course Outline

  • Introduction to Container Logistics Services
  • Brief History of Container Logistics
  • Container Vessels, Commodity Types and Terminals
  • Container Shipment Process
  • Transportation Modes and Decision Criteria for Container Shipment
  • Stakeholders and Service Providers in a Container’s Voyage
  • Container Line/Freight Forwarder Procurement Process
  • Terminology in Container Logistics (Demurrage, Cut Off, Fees, Storage)
  • Freight rates and shipping line cost structures
  • Shipping line competition and alliance structures
  • Factors, Pricing, Negotiation and Supplier Management
  • The Role of Container Terminals in the Supply Chain
  • Inside the Container Terminal:
    • Container Terminal Infrastructure, Cargo Handling Equipment
    • Port Operations: Vessel, Yard, Gate, CFS and Warehouse Operations
  • Inside the Container Line:
    • Your shipment process from Container Line’s perspective
    • Trends in the Container Shipping Industry
  • Procurement of Container Logistics Services:
    • Dealing with Container Terminals
    • Dealing with Container Lines
    • Dealing with Freight Forwarders
    • Dealing with Logistics Service Providers
  • Shipment Performance, Efficiency and KPIs for Container Logistics
  • Special Containers Management
    • Reefer, Flat Rack, Open Top, Dangerous Cargo
  • Port-centric Logistics
    • Inland transportation and inland depot/handling facilities
    • Dry Ports, Free Trade Zones, Inland Terminals
  • Customs Process Management
  • Documentation for Container Shipment
    • Bill of Lading, Cargo Manifest, Letter of Credit
  • Insurance of Containers, Causes of cargo damage, managing risk
  • Door-to-door transport and Incoterms
  • Common Cases in Container Shipments
  • Law, Claims and Dispute Management in Container Logistics
  • Future of Container Shipping:
    • Managing Risks in container logistics to establish a resilient supply chain
    • Digitalisation and Emerging Technologies
    • Green Logistics

* Please note that changes in the curriculum may occur due to scheduling and other factors.


Who should attend:

This course is ideal for:

  • Shippers, Beneficiary Cargo Owners, Traders, Exporters, Importers
  • Inland transport providers and Logistics companies
  • Container Shipping lines and ship agents,
  • Freight Forwarders
  • New entrants preparing for a career in Container Logistics
  • Port authorities, terminal operators and stevedoring companies
  • Government officials, regulators and planners
  • Consultants
  • Prospective managers in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management industry

Course Directors:

Course directors come from diverse backgrounds in Container Lines, Container Terminals, 3PL Service Providers, Freight Forwarders and Shippers.


Registration Information

Join our Live Online ‘Certificate in Container Logistics Management’ Course via Zoom or Teams.

2 days of training

US$700 per delegate


The Course fee includes;

  • Course notes
  • A digital PDF copy of your  “Certificate of Completion” sent via email

Optional Hard Copy “Certificate of Completion” printed on high-quality paper, delivered by post is available at US$29 if you wish to have one.

Early Bird Discount:

Book in advance with our ‘Early Bird Rate –  US$499.

The offer is valid on registrations made at least 15 days in advance. Full payment is needed at the time of registration.

Kindly complete your registration and submit the course enrollment payment through the provided links below.

Early Bird + Multi Delegate Discount

You can combine the Multi Delegate and Early Bird discount programs, and receive a bigger discount for training courses!

The Early Bird Discount Program is applicable for bookings taken and payment received more than 2 weeks before the commencement of the training!

  • For 2 Delegates, we offer an additional 20% Discount each Delegate (US$399)

Mix & Match Corporate Bundle:

Our Mix & Match Bundle enables you to select any of our training courses in line with your organisation’s needs.

You get 10 courses in this money-saving flexible bundle.

You are able to allocate the courses within the bundle to different individuals.

You have 1 year from initial enrolment to complete the courses in your bundle.

Please get in touch with us for the details.

Self-Funding &  Educational Discounts

We appreciate that funding a training course yourself can represent a significant financial burden. As a result, we offer a discount structure for certificate courses to make your private booking more affordable.

If you are a student, private individual, or self-employed and are funding the course booking yourself, you can claim a self-funding discount with any qualifying Certificate course. Please fill the registration form below and get in touch with us for the details.

Flexible, on-demand program alternative:

Sign up when you want, study at your own pace, and complete when you’re able.

Study from the comfort of your own home, with no timetable. Please get in touch with us for the details.



Should You Wish to Register Multiple Course Delegates, Please Fill in the Information For Each Delegate


Please get in touch with us for payment by bank transfer, or you can use the below link for online payments.

“ The course was very well prepared. I have found useful the interaction with the other participants, who were able to share their own work experiences. I would suggest the course to a colleague. The experience was good, especially for me in order to refresh and add some knowledge. 

“ I really loved the methodology, practicality and experience of the instructors. Congratulations to everyone and the Academy. ”

“ The tutors’ background knowledge within the industry was valuable. I would suggest, A lot of knowledge learnt and reinforced.

Renato Campodonico, Italy

Nicolau António, Angola

Owen Collister, Isle of Man