Shipping and Port Agency Management
What you'll learn
- Understand the agent-principal relationship and how the agency is formed
- Get in-depth knowledge of shipping and port agency operations
- Know the duties and responsibilities of a shipping or port agent
- Know the duties and responsibilities of a principal
- Identify ship types and know ship measurement terminologies
- Be familiar with registration, classification and surveys of ships
- Know about ship and cargo documentations required for clearance and processing at ports
- Be familiar with ship’s clearance with a Port Authority and Customs
- Be familiar with voyage and time charter parties
- Understand general average and know about the duties of an agent is general average is declared
- Know about an agent's role in freight collection
- Be informed about port technology and port community computer system
- Interest in shipping and port agency
- No industry experience needed. You will learn all you need to know.
- Be a beginner or professional in the industry
This course has been prepared to provide very useful and specific details about shipping and port agency. The topics range from the formation of an agency and the relationship of the agent and the principal. The duties and responsibilities of an agent and that of the principal, who have gone into a contractual agreement.
Shipping and port agency topics are sufficiently covered in this course and there are copious information for anyone who is planning on becoming an agent. You shall be enlightened about ships, their certifications and some of the authorities that regulate the industry. Even as a professional, you can expand your knowledge base by enrolling in this course.
Shipping or Port Agents are mainly the people who coordinate and ensure processes at ports or harbours are adequately and properly handled for port and customs clearance of ships. They play vital roles in the commercial shipping industry and require special skills and expertise to sufficiently meet up with their duties.
As an agent, you have to be familiar with port and customs clearance procedures in the ports. You shall liaise regularly with the ship master and crew whenever they are in port and attend to their every need, as may be required by the terms of your contract. All these are explained in this course.
Technology is a critical element in driving the ports of the future. Agents are expected to key into port technological advances in order to be relevant in the modern ports of today. Certain types of port technologies are highlighted in this course.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners who require basic and extensive knowledge in shipping or port agency
- Industry professionals seeking more hands-on knowledge in the industry
- Students interested in professional and academic certifications
- ICS students sitting for Port Agency exam
Hi, my name is Ayoola Ponle, and I am a seasoned maritime professional with 30 years’ experience in the industry.
My training voyage started in 1992 at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria where I was trained as a Marine Engineer and completed the Merchant Navy Officers’ Course. I also did more training in Marine Engineering operations at the South Tyneside College, South Shields, United Kingdom.
I hold a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Transport from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), United Kingdom.
I have the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety awarded by NEBOSH, UK.
From the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), United Kingdom, I have Advanced Diploma in Ship Operations and Management and have successfully completed the Professional Qualifying Examination as a certified Chartered Shipbroker.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. I am currently the coordinator of the Education and Training Committee of the West Africa Branch of the Institute.
For my work experience voyage, I was with the Nigerian Ports Authority for eighteen years from 1988 starting at the Administration Department and, after training as a Marine Engineer, joined the Marine Department where I worked in various capacities up to the rank of Chief Engineer onboard different types of vessels.
Since I left the Nigerian Ports Authority, I have sailed onboard vessels and also worked ashore with a number of national and international ship-owning and ship management companies occupying from middle to managerial levels.