Introduction to Shipping

Step into the shipping world with our new Introduction to Shipping course...

An online version of this popular course is now available, please email Courses@nautinst.org to register your interest and for further information.

Benefit from the experience and expertise of a leading professional organisation that understands the complex infrastructure of the shipping industry as a whole.

The Nautical Institute’s online Introduction to Shipping course is delivered for six hours spread over two days and is designed to give newcomers to the maritime industry a basic understanding of the vessels, the stakeholders and how they interact.

Course outline

  • What is shipping?
  • Type of vessels
  • Ship and Shore organization / hierarchy
  • Commonly used shipping terms
  • Functionality of logistic chain
  • Members of maritime cluster
  • Basics of commercial shipping and marine insurance
  • Demolition industry 
  • Seafarers right to protection
  • Innovation and challenges in shipping

Meet your Instructor

Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI
Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI

Short course instructor

Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI is a Nautical Institute Fellow who specialises in maritime education and training. Captain Butalia has years of experience as an onboard assessor, has an MSc in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University, Malmö. He designs and develops safety modules and training programmes based on need analysis to enhance skills and efficiency.

 

About The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of seagoing ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members, who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1971, it has over 50 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in more than 120 countries.