Concordia University


Course Code: CESF 109
What do you do when you want to ship something overseas? You call a shipping company, right? Then, before you know it, your goods are on their way to a foreign destination. Easy, right? The truth is, in between your call and the moment your goods are delivered, there are hundreds of people, all doing different jobs that are vital to the shipping industry. If you'd like to learn more about this crucial component of commerce and trade, this is the course for you. In it, you'll get a solid overview of the economic and global context in which shipping takes place, the importance of geographic factors, and the various types of shipping activity. If you're charting a career course in shipping, this is your port of departure.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Learn about international trade and the need for shipping;
• Familiarize yourself with geography and trade routes;
• Gain knowledge of the dry bulk, liquid bulk and container trades;
• Understand ship registration, flag states and coastal states;
• Appreciate the need for sustainability in shipping.

Our approach

This course is taught by an industry professional who takes an integrative approach to learning that is collaborative, experiential and student-centered. Real-world examples are used to bring topics to life. Participation is one of your keys to success.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone who wants an introduction to the world of shipping.
• Anyone who wants to start a career in shipping.
• Import/Export workers who want to broaden their understanding of shipping.
• Manufacturers or business people who need to ship their goods overseas and want to better understand the business.
• Anyone fascinated by commercial marine transportation.

Important details

This course is given either in an in-class or an on-line format. Make sure to check the section. "OL" sections indicate an on-line course.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.

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