Singapore University of Social Sciences

Ocean Freight Management

Ocean Freight Management (LOG353)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 30 November 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Shipping is essential to the world economy accounting for the bulk of all freight transported across oceans and through waterways. This course equips students with an understanding of the role of ocean freight in the maritime transport system and international trade, freight conferences and international conventions as well as rules, regulations and laws that govern the industry. It examines the operational and managerial aspects of the ocean freight industry from ship specifications, containerisation, cargo handling and documentation to maritime economics and ship management. The course also examines important issues related to security and ship chartering systems.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Introduction to Ocean Freight Management
  • The Ship
  • Types of Ships
  • Cargoes
  • Shipping Companies
  • Ship Operation
  • Freight Rates
  • Charter Parties
  • Containerisation
  • The Container Port
  • Principal Organisations Involved with Shipping
  • Political Aspects

Learning Outcome

  • Show the importance of ocean freight transport in global supply chains.
  • Examine the main features of a ship, ship specifications and conventions.
  • Appraise the types of ships used to transport ocean freight, the trades they support, and cargo handling methods.
  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of key players in shipping.
  • Plan effective ship operations.
  • Organise the effective use of ocean freight rates and charter parties in shipping.
  • Recommend effective solutions for container and container port management.
  • Discuss the institutional and regulatory considerations in shipping.
  • Relate the strategies and techniques in ocean freight management to the work environment.
  • Develop the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrate written proficiency.
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