• To provide an overview of the various elements of containerization and allied businesses
• To realize the potential of containerization and allied businesses
UNIT I BASIC CONCEPT OF CONTAINERIZATION
Introduction to Liner Shipping industry – Unitization concept and methods – Malcolm Mclean and the birth of containerization – Generations of container ships and their specification – Container types, their specifications and cargoes carried in them.
UNIT II FREIGHTING AND SIZE OF CONTAINER
Container shipping business – FCL and LCL sea freight products – Freighting of FCL and LCL cargo – Slot utilization strategies – Estimation of optimum container fleet size – Multiport LCL consolidation
UNIT III CHARACTERISTICS AND PHYSICAL OPERATIONS
Containerisation: Concept, Classification, Benefits and Constraints, Container terminal business- World’s leading container terminals and location characteristics – container terminal infrastructure – container terminal productivity and profitability-Inland container Depots(ICD)Roles and functions – Container Freight Stations(CFS),Clearance at ICD, CONCOD,ICD’s under CONCOD, Charting: Kinds of Charter, Charter Party and Arbitration.
UNIT IV CONTAINER TYPES AND BUSINESS
Container manufacturing trends – Container leasing business – Types of container leasing and their terms – maintenance and repair of containers – tracking of container movements – Container interchange.
UNIT V MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT
Alternate uses of containers -marketing of used containers -carriage of shipper own containers – multimodal transport options for containers -Insurance for containers -strategies for managing container imbalance.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
• The students will learn the practices and ways to promote containerization and allied businesses
• The learners will have a complete idea about the different concepts, trends and strategies used for
containerization and allied businesses