Of Ships and Shipping

This engaging course provides participants with an overview of all aspects of shipping from the ships themselves to ownership, flags and the regulatory regime.

Who should participate?

Of Ships and Shipping is designed for anyone working in the industry who doesn't necessarily have a background in shipping or seafaring, but who could benefit from a good general understanding of the recent history of shipping, international regulations in an uncomplicated format and trade flows.

Course Content

The Ships Themselves | Tonnage | World Maritime Trade Routes | International Regulations | Ownership, Flags and Registries | Load lines | Chartering | Ballast water | Emissions and slow steaming | Australia’s Territorial Waters.


Of Ships and Shipping is taught by Richard Pocock, a Master Mariner (FG) who has managed large port logistics businesses, a Capital Port, and shipping companies during his 50 year maritime career.
Richard has taught across Australia and delivers a similar course on board cruise ships. He has also served on the Board of the Australian Maritime College.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

Download course information as a pdf Download PDF

Shipping knowledge and general knowledge - Brilliant!! Been a privilege.