Course Outlines:

  • Introduction — why a knowledge of container ship construction is important
  • Basic constructional features of a cargo vessel
  • The dimensions of a ship and their operational significance
  • The five classes of container vessels
  • Cellular container ship construction and operational features
  • General cargo/container ship construction and operational features
  • RoRo and RoRo/container ship construction and operational features
  • Bulk/container carrier construction and operational features
  • Barge carrier construction and operational features
  • Trends in container ship developments and their impact on ports.

Course Objectives:

This Unit is designed:

  • To outline the basic construction, features and facilities of a typical cargo ship.
  • To review the vessel types used to carry containers in international trade.
  • To describe the characteristics of the five main types of container-carrying vessels.
  • To discuss the effects of ship construction on how containers are handled and stowed, on the equipment used and on operating procedures. 
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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