Programme In International Liners Trade

The International Liner Trade program is a certification course offered by IIT-M Pravartak.


About the course

This International Liner Trade course provides a detailed understanding of various aspects of logistics, shipping, and supply chain management, including liner trade, freight, INCO terms, containerization, and essentials of logistics.

It covers essential topics such as the role of logistics in the economy, modes of transportation, major and minor ports in India, troubleshooting techniques, freight calculation, INCO terms, container cycles, and the use of information technology in logistics.

What will you learn

  • Introduction to shipping and its significance in the global economy.

  • The role of logistics in the economy and organizations.

  • Role and responsibilities of customs brokers, freight forwarders, consolidators, shipping agents, and stevedores.

  • Documentation procedures in shipping and logistics.

  • Introduction to liner trade, including the origination of liners and difference between tramp and liners.

  • Container lines, container terminals, and liner conferences.

  • Liner services, main vessels, feeder vessels, trade routes, and terminal operations.

  • Full cycle of containers, including load part document, distransport document, and intermodal transport.

  • Essentials of logistics, including information technology, inventory control, decision making, statistical analysis, and simulation.

Who is this for

  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career in logistics, shipping, liner trade, or supply chain management.
  • Fresh graduates looking to enter the logistics and shipping industry.
  • Professionals already working in the field who want to enhance their knowledge and skills.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners involved in logistics, shipping, or supply chain management activities.


  • Expert-led training with experienced professionals from the industry.

  • Interactive sessions and hands-on exercises.

  • Practical insights and real-world examples.

  • Networking opportunities with industry experts.


  • Applicants must have completed 12th grade or its equivalent from a recognized educational board.


  • Basic understanding of shipping and logistics concepts is beneficial but not mandatory.

Course content

  • Module 1- Introduction

    • Introduction to shipping
    • Logistics Role in the Economy/Organization
    • Logistics and Customer Service
    • Logistics and supply chain management
    • Five P’s and 7 R’s of Logistics Management
    • Modes of Transportation
    • World Sea Routes
    • Major And Minor Ports In India
    • Role of Regulatory Agencies in Shipping
    • Evolution of Maritime Law and Regulations
    • Environmental Considerations in Shipping
  • Module 2- Logistics Services

    • Containerization
    • Ocean Freight Rates
    • Ocean Freight Calculation
    • ICD, CONCOR, CFS – Functions
    • Customs Brokers
    • Freight Forwarders and Consolidators
    • Shipping Agents
    • Stevedores
    • Documentation
  • Module 3- Introduction to Liner Trade

    • Origination of Liners
    • Difference between tramp and liners
    • Container Lines
    • Container Terminal  
    • Conferences – ANERA, IPBC, TWARA, TACA, FMC – Advantages and Disadvantages of conferences
  • Module 4- Liner Services

    • Main Vessel
    • Mother Vessel and Feeder Vessel
    • Trade Routes
    • Types of Services
    • Cycles of Terminals
    • Windows
    • Terminal Equipment and Handling – Terminal Operators
  • Module 5- Troubleshooting Techniques

    • Rollovers
    • Missing out windows
    • Excessive pilling of containers
    • Sweeper’s vessels
  • Module 6- Freight

    • Freight Tariff
    • Bunker adjustment factors
    • Currency adjustment factors
    • Congestions surcharges
  • Module 7- INCO Terms

    Definitions and Importance

    • Shipping Documents (LC, Invoice, Packing list, etc)
    • Shipping Bill, Bill of entry
    • Prior Entry Manifest, Supplement Manifest
    • Delivery Order, Letter Of Indemnity
    • Mates receipts
    • Types Of Bills Of Lading
    • Functions Bills Of Lading
  • Module 8- Full cycle of containers

    • Load part document
    • Distransport document
    • Intermodal Transport
    • Multimodal transport
    • Basic legalities collected to containers
  • Module 9- Essentials of Logistics

    • Applications of Information Technology
    • Inventory Control
    • Decision Making
    • Statistics of Service
    • Technical aspects of Shipping
    • Simulation Analysis
₹ 23600
₹ 25000
IIT-M Pravartak Certification Course
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70 hours

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  • IIT-M Pravartak Certification
  • Comprehensive Content
  • Industry expert instructors
  • Case studies and Real-world examples
  • Time flexibility
  • Cost-effective
  • Live sessions
  • Mentorship sessions
Live Sessions
Job Roles
  • Liner Operations Executive
  • Liner Operations Assistant
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Executive
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • Shipping Executive
  • Customer Service Executive
  • Logistics Operations Assistant
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Documentation Executive
  • Cargo Supervisor
  • Shipping Agent
  • Port Operations Assistant
  • Inventory Control Executive
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
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