Certificate in Ocean Freight

How It Works

  1. 1. Select Certification & Register
  2. 2. Receive Online e-Learning Access (LMS)
  3. 3. Take exam online anywhere, anytime
  4. 4. Get certified & Increase Employability

Test Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
  • There is NO negative marking in this module.
  • Online exam.

Benefits of Certification

$49.00 /-
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Ocean freight refers to transportation of large quantities of goods by cargo ships. The global trade relies on sea freight for transporting of goods and almost 90% of traded goods globally, are carried on sea.

Why should one take this Certification?

The Vskills Certificate in Ocean Freight covers various aspects of ocean freight and assesses your skills and knowledge in ocean freight. Various concepts and techniques regarding maritime transportation basics, ocean freight rates and documentation are covered. The certification is a proof of your capabilities in managing sea freight operations for the organization.

The course covers

  • Sea Transportation Basics
  • Freight Planning
  • Containerization
  • Ocean Freight Documentation
  • Ocean Freight Rates
  • Sea Transport Laws

Who will benefit from taking this Certification?

Logistics professionals, supply chain managers, freight forwards will gain immensely by taking the Vskills Certificate in Ocean Freight. The certification attests to your skills and knowledge in understanding of freight operations by sea. Students who want to make a career in sea freight will also benefit as the certification will differentiate them in the job market. 

Ocean Freight Table of Contents


Ocean Freight Practice Test


Ocean Freight Interview Questions


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Maritime Transportation

  • Maritime Geography and Routes
  • Maritime Traffic
  • Maritime Shipping
  • Maritime Economics
  • Shipping Services and Networks
  • Ports and Port Functions
  • Regionalization and Transshipment Hubs

Sea Transportation Basics

  • Sea Transport History
  • Ocean Shipping Methods
  • Formalities of Shipping
  • Stowage
  • Types of Ships
  • Shipping Intermediaries
  • Important Sea Routes and Maritime Passages
  • International Chamber of Shipping
  • Shipping Corporation of India and Indian National Ship Owners’ Association

Freight Planning

  • P’s and R’s of Fulfillment
  • Change Triggers
  • Strategic Planning
  • Central Place Theory
  • Freight Logistics Strategy
  • Product Characteristics
  • Packaging
  • Unit Load Concept
  • Reducing Freight Costs
  • Freight Transport and Value Chains


  • Classification of Containers
  • Arrangement of Containers
  • Container Sizes
  • Packaging of Cargo in Container
  • Precaution and Safety of Cargo on Container
  • Movement of Containers
  • Container Handling
  • Safety Measures of Container ships
  • Container Leasing
  • Markings on Containers
  • Recent Trends – Coltainer and Cargosprinter
  • Empty Container

Sea Freight Documentation

  • Sea Freight Documents
  • INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms)

Sea Freight Rates

  • Ocean Freight Surchages
  • Tramp and Liner Markets
  • Shipping Cycle
  • How Freight Rate is Calculated
  • Sea Freight Invoice
  • Bulk Shipping
  • Container Shipping
  • Liner Shipping

International Freight Transport

  • What is International Logistics
  • International Trade Operations
  • International Commercial Terms (Incoterm)
  • Transportation of Hazardous Materials
  • Documentation for Export
  • Reverse Supply Chain

Sea Transport Laws

  • The Indian Carriage of Goods by Sea Act
  • The Major Port Trusts Act, 1963
  • The Law of the Sea
  • International Maritime Organization
  • Law of Contracts
  • Law of Agency
  • Carriers Liability
  • Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution

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