Course Outlines:

  • The need for an international system of container marks
  • The five categories of operational marks
  • The ISO coding system
  • The check digit and its calculation
  • The size/type codes
  • The specification marks - mandatory and optional
  • The locations and layout of the ISO marks
  • The safety approval and customs approval plates
  • Other 'operational' container markings

Course Objectives:

This Unit is designed:

  • To describe the ISO system of container marks and the reasons for its development and use.
  • To describe the range of other marks and labels commonly displayed on a container.
  • To provide the ability to 'read' the ISO and other container marks, as appropriate to the learner's duties. 
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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