Shipping Logistics and Practice Course (Intake 17)


The course is primarily designed for junior to middle level staff of sea freight and logistics companies (i.e. shipping companies and sea freight forwarders). The objective of this course is to appreciate participants with the concept of the types and functions of different documents and the skills to do a cost-effective logistics operations and third-party logistics in the shipping & logistics industry.



10 sessions from 22 February 2011 to 29 March 2011 ( (22/2, 24/2, 3/3, 8/3, 10/3, 15/3, 17/3, 22/3, 24/3 & 29/3)



7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.



Training Room – HKSTLA Secretariat, 8/F., Chow Tai Fook Centre, 580A Nathan Road, Mongkok, Hong Kong. (Yau Ma Mei MTR Exit A2)



Cantonese, supplemented with English terminology



Tuition Fee (HK$)

After Partial Reimbursement/Subsidy (HK$)

HKSTLA Member:



Two (2) or more participants from the same company, HK$50 off per person ie. 2,650 per person


Bulk registration: Register (5) participants at HK$2,700 per person, Sixth person FREE ie. HK$2,250 per person





Two (2) or more participants from the same company, HK$50 off per person ie. 2,850 per person


Bulk registration: Register (5) participants at HK$2,900 per person, Sixth person FREE ie. HK$2,417 per person

























(Interested members/non-members please contact HKSTLA for further arrangement)



Completion Certificate for those attending minimum 80% of lectures



Training Logistics Training Board (TLTB) of Vocational Training Council has agreed to subsidize $825 to each participant who reaches an attendance rate over 80%. The application form for partial reimbursement and details will be sent to the student together with the student acceptance letter within 3 working days after the enrollment deadline. Reimbursement will be made within eight weeks after the end of the course via VTC-TLTB.



The dates are subject to change at HKSTLA’s discretion.


Class schedule

Ø           Introduction of different roles between agent and principal (carrier)

Ø           Introduction of roles for freight forwarder/NVOCC

Ø           Introduction of different shipping documents

Ø           Types and functions of different types of transport document relating to sea transport

Ø           Application of Incoterms in sea transport

Ø           Introduction of import/export cargo nature from PRC customs point of view

Ø           Introduction of bond logistics storage/warehouse & virtual ports in PRC

Ø           Customs restrictions on logistics functions (eg. consolidation, value-added & VMI functions) in PRC

Ø           Cases study and Test paper

 22 February (Tue)

 24 February (Thu)

 3 March (Thu)










[3 sessions]

Ø           Introduction of International Trade

Ø           Methods of Settlement

Ø           Common Trade Documents

Ø           Definition/Use of Letter of Credit

Ø           Parties to a Letter of Credit

Ø           Flow of a Letter of Credit Transaction

Ø           Types of Letter of Credit

Ø           Uniform Customs & Practice for Documentary Credits UCP600

Ø           Incoterms

Ø           Case study & Test paper

8 March (Tue)

10 March (Thu)








[2 sessions]

Ø           Principle of Insurance

Ø           Type of Insurance

Ø           Insurance Policy

Ø           Claim handling procedure

Ø           Case study & Test paper

15 March (Tue)

 17 March (Thu)



[2 sessions]

Ø           Introduction to Logistics Management

Ø           The role of warehousing, transportation, customer service and inventory control in logistics

Ø           Development of Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Ø           E-fulfillment – an Overview

Ø           IT applications in various logistics functions

Ø           Third-party Logistics

Ø           Difference between contractor & partner

Ø           Benefits of outsourcing

Ø           Overall trends

Ø           Developing a Strategy for Outsourcing

Ø           The buying process

Ø           Case study & Test paper

 22 March (Tue)

 24 March (Thu)

 29 March (Tue)










[3 sessions]



Upon successful completion of the Association’s qualifying membership courses (Shipping Logistics and Practice Course & Marketing/Sales/Customer Services/CRM in Sea Transport and Logistics Course), students will be eligible to apply for Studying Membership of HKSTLA. Membership details can be obtained from Ms. Renata Chan of HKSTLA at 2300 1685.


Mr. Thomas Yip, Asst. General Manager, China Travel (Cargo) Logistics Centre Ltd.

Mr. Jover Pong, General Manager, Citic Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Mr. K.K. Yeung, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.


Please complete the attached enrolment form and send it together with the appropriate fee to : Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association Ltd., 11/F., Mongkok Metro, 594-596 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Cheque should be crossed and made payable to Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association Ltd.. Besides, you can also bank-in the course fee to the Citic Bank International Ltd under the account number : 694-2-45126600. Do attach the receipt when sending us the application form. All the payment must be made before 14 working days before the course commencement date.



8 February 2011 (Applicants will be notified of acceptance or otherwise to the course latest by 11 February 2011.)



-          An administration fee of HK$200 will be charged for each amendment/cancellation made on the application ONCE the Acceptance Letter is issued. No guarantee on amendments could be made within 2 working days before the start of the course.

-          Cancellations/Change of Classes received, after application deadline and prior to the commencement of the course, will require to provide also a written explanation to HKSTLA and co-organizer for approval. HKSTLA/co-organizer may in its sole discretion and without assigning any reason for its decision approve or reserve a seat for the enrollee in future course or refuse any such application for cancellation.

-          After the commencement of the course, no refund will be given.

-          Classes in the morning, afternoon or evening will be cancelled if typhoon signal No. 8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is still hoisted after (or is announced by the Hong Kong Observatory to be hoisted at/after) 6:00 am., 11:00 am., and 4:00 pm. Respectively. Participants will be notified when the class will be made up as soon as possible.



HKSTLA was established in 1994 as a non-profit making organization and consists of voluntary representatives working towards the interests of the shipping industry. The membership of HKSTLA has increases steadily to more than 100, acting as a collective and authoritative voice for the shipping industry at Official and Government levels. HKSTLA is further responsible for setting standards and providing educational courses to enhance the professional standards of shipping industry in Hong Kong.


Miss Renata Chan, Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association

Tel : 2300 1685   Fax : 2300 1485   Email : 


Interested parties please complete the attached Enrolment Form and mail it back to us together with the cheque for the course fee.
Should you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Renata Chan at 2300 1685.