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Diploma in Cargo Handling and Stowage

Learn about the safe handling and secure stowage of different cargo types on board ships from this free online course.

Publisher: ADU
Diploma in Cargo Handling and Stowage is a free course from Alison that offers an in-depth understanding of concepts surrounding the handling and stowage of cargoes on board different types of sea carriers of cargo. These concepts include activities involved before loading, during loading, and even after loading of cargoes at their ports of origin, transit ports, as well as ports of destination. Ship safety is also well discussed in this course.
Diploma in Cargo Handling and Stowage
  • Duration

    15-20 Hours
  • Students

    134
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Cargo handling has come a long way since industrialization and the increase in export activities. Thankfully, this development has caused the important need for cargo operations on seaways. The world of cargo operations has evolved considerably from the days of the open stowage of merchandise to the current form of containers and other relevant packaging. Unitized cargoes in the form of ‘containers’ or Roll-on, Roll-off cargoes and palletization have generated a need for alternative handling methods and changing procedures. Therefore, shipping personnel must be well aware of the various considerations necessary to perform cargo handling operations on ships with the utmost safety given the change in cargo operations today. Cargo handling and stowage involve the cargo types transported at sea including dangerous cargoes and the hazards associated with their carriage. You will also learn about the methods used to secure cargoes at sea and ensuring that cargo compartments are well prepared to receive various cargo types.

Diploma in Cargo Handling and Stowage is a free online course that offers an in-depth understanding of concepts surrounding the handling and stowage of cargoes onboard different types of sea carriers of cargo. These concepts include activities involved before loading, during loading, and even after loading of cargoes at their ports of origin, transit ports, as well as ports of destination. The course seeks to provide a general outlook on the business of cargo carriage, sea cargo transport processes, together with the different methods involved in safely securing cargoes. This course also takes care of recent trends observed in the global cargo shipping industry. Such trends involve damages recorded by major shipping companies leading to the development of precautionary measures as standards for the preparedness of shipping globally. Major systems required for the perfect operation of cargo handling and stowage are well related to important crew members for the sake of shared responsibility among crews. An instance of such shared responsibility involves the Officer of the Watch knowing methods used onboard ships to look after cargo such as the operation of cargo ventilation systems.

Furthermore, this course will help you identify the different types of cargoes alongside their different stowage and handling processes. The types of cargoes covered by this course from Alison are container cargoes, timber cargoes, deck cargoes, and general cargoes used by all the major shipping companies. Important elements standardized for the safety of stakeholders in and around cargo shipping are described in this course to help prevent the loss of lives. Also, all property stowed onboard vessels is ensured to be safe from any destruction all through their voyages by important elements discussed in this course under cargo handling safety methods. The course will take learners through the preparatory inspections held for both cargoes and the vessels carrying them to their destinations. The course will be of significant interest to students, logistic entrepreneurs, researchers, marine operations managers, marine engineers, and anyone seeking to learn about the safe stowage and secure handling of different cargo types onboard ships. Register for this free online course from Alison today to improve your understanding of cargo handling and stowage of ship cargoes.

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