Course Outlines:

  • Introduction — definition and features of a freight container; its uses and benefits in cargo handling
  • International standards for container dimensions; ISO containers
  • Basic structure and components of a general purpose container
  • Materials used in container construction; exercise in examining container construction and materials
  • Operational specifications of ISO containers; testing and certification
  • The range of container types; exercise on identifying container types.

Course Objectives:

This Unit is designed:

  • Describe the nature, design and basic structure of a general purpose marine freight container.
  • Name the materials from which containers are constructed, explain their advantages, disadvantages and main uses, and indicate how they can be recognized.
  • Explain the dimensional and operational specifications of standard containers.
  • Explain how containers are tested, approved and certificated.
  • Describe the range of container types based on ISO standards. 
Port Training Institute (PTI) was established on 26th of July 1982 as an affiliated institute to the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT). A committee of the Chairmen of Port Authorities & subsidiary companies of The Holding Company for Maritime Land Transport (17 authorities and companies) defined the focal mission of the Institute as follows: “TRAINING AND UPGRADING THE MARITIME SECTOR PERSONNEL”
PTI delivers courses in the fields of Port Management & Supervision, Port Management & Finance, Port Operation, Management of Safety Operations in Ports, Computer & Information Systems, Engineering & Technical Works, Gantry Cranes, Yard Cranes and Off-shore (fixed and mobile) Cranes and English Language. Training courses are delivered by a team of Technical and managerial experts in education and training. Furthermore, theytailor courses according to the needs of theircustomers, and in accordance with the international standards and requirements of the ISO 9001:2008.
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