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Certificate in Marine Transportation


Why? Because this program was created in partnership with the Shipping Federation of Canada, so you know it's pertinent and sanctioned. Ready to set sail?

The goal of the federation and a key component of this program is to work towards a safe, efficient, competitive, environmentally sustainable and quality-oriented marine transportation system. And that's something you can be part of once you've earned your Certificate in Marine Transportation by successfully completing five courses. But don't worry, that shouldn't be hard; all of the courses are taught by industry professionals who'll give you the personalized, hands-on learning you need to succeed. 

Your takeaways

This program is a great way to help you:

  • Learn about international trade and the need for shipping;
  • Familiarize yourself with geography and trade routes;
  • Better understand the role of the agent, shore support and husbandry;
  • Learn about the shipping carrier's obligations to the CBSA;
  • Familiarize yourself with import and export reporting;
  • Understand terminal issues like loading, stowing and securing cargo;
  • Gain understanding about contracts of carriage and bills of lading;
  • Learn about the charter market and the role of the charter party.

Program courses

To get this certificate, students must complete the 5 courses listed below:

Our approach

The courses in this program are taught by industry professionals who take 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 most?

  • Anyone who wants an introduction to the world of shipping.
  • Anyone who wants to start a career in shipping, marine law, marine insurance, chartering or the Canadian Border Services Agency.
  • Members of the Canadian Shipping Federation who want to broaden their career horizons.
  • 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.
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