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Maritime Geography for Shipping Business
Our Guest Lecturer was Ana Casaca, PhD, FICS.
Ana Casaca was, first and foremost, a Deck Officer responsible for navigational watches. Being at sea gave her a thorough perspective of the operational side of the shipping industry. She holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Management and Maritime Technologies from Escola Nautica Infante D. Henrique (Portuguese Nautical school), an MSc in International Logistics from the University of Plymouth and a PhD in International Transport/Logistics from the University of Wales-Cardiff.
Next, she became an Experienced Lecturer, Researcher and Peer Reviewer in Maritime Economics and Logistics. In between, numerous functions and roles. For 20 years, she has been an External Expert for the European Commission, evaluating R&D/CEF proposals within the scope of maritime transport. In parallel, she has carried out other projects. She has delivered training and has been invited, since 2002, to peer review academic papers submitted to well-known international Journals.
She is the author of several research papers published in well-known academic journals and member of some journals’ editorial boards, namely, Maritime Business Review Associate Editor, Journal of International Logistics Editorial Board Member, Universal Journal of Management Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Future Transportation Review Editor, and Journal of Shipping and Trade Guest Editor.
She is also the founder and owner of ‘World of Shipping Portugal’ a website initiative established in 2018 focused on maritime economics. In addition, she is a Member of the Research Centre on Modelling and Optimisation of Multifunctional Systems (CIMOSM, ISEL), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME).
: Ana Casaca, PhD, FICS
Short Courses 1) are broader in scope, 2) are designed to offer background knowledge on a specific subject, bringing together interrelated topics, and 3) mix theoretical concepts with practical work and industry examples. They are delivered in English either in an online or in-classroom environment.
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Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy, responsible for about 80% of the goods traded internationally. To carry these goods, numerous merchant ships of different types and sizes ply the four corners of the ocean, calling at a wide variety of ports, some located in remote areas of the globe. These ships, owned or chartered, are operated in the tramp and liner trades, depending on the cargo carried. To move the goods mentioned above, they need to follow many trade routes, some primary and others secondary. Together, these routes create an immense network of flows so that individuals and companies can access the goods they need.
However, the carriage of goods by sea is not straightforward. Depending on the loading and discharging ports’ locations, ships must overcome numerous barriers of different nature, one of which is land masses, which force ships going through maritime chokepoints to shorten their distance. Moreover, depending on the time of the year, they are subject to weather and sea conditions that affect their speed and safety, thus delaying maritime ventures and the productivity of each ship.
To understand how to overcome these barriers, at a moment when so much attention is drawn to maritime decarbonisation, this Course focused on maritime geography. While some claim that maritime geography concerns the seas’ spatial arrangement, resources, and boundaries, there is no clear definition of maritime geography.
Despite this, the different worldwide curricula are consensual in what concerns the topics to be addressed under maritime geography. Such a consensual approach suggests that maritime geography is an area of study that picks up the relevant information from the different scientific areas to help with voyage negotiation, planning and execution, contributing to the success of the shipping activities. More than ever, the study of maritime geography is instrumental in shaping maritime trade and economic development.
Therefore, this Short Course enables its Participants to understand the maritime environment. The Shipping Industry. Where are we in the Universe? Continents. Earth’s Hydrosphere. Water Masses. Maritime Chokepoints. Trade Geography. The Role of Ports. Where are we on Earth? Meteorology. Oceanography. Currents. Tides and Tidal Streams. Measurement of Time at Sea. Voyage Planning. Navigation. Understanding Voyage Estimation.
The Short Course takes place on 26-27 September 2024.
It lasts for 16 hours and is taught in English.
It is scheduled between 0845-1300 and 1400-1815 Lisbon | London time.
Training takes place in a classroom context at Riviera Hotel.
Rua Bartolomeu Dias - Junqueiro, 2775-551 Carcavelos
Tel: (+351) 214 586 600
Early Bird Registration up to 15 August inclusive is 670 Euros + 23% VAT (824.10 Euros).
Registration Fee after 15 August is 710 Euros + 23% VAT (873.30 Euros).
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Student's Registration Fee is 600 Euros + 23% VAT (738.00 Euros). A student's declaration is needed.
Registration Fee includes: Access to the Short Course, Suport Materials, Lunches, Coffee-breaks, and "Certificate of Attendance".
Registration can be made via Website.
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Website Registration Deadline
12 September 2024, 1600 Lisbon | London time
MasterClasses target all Players interested in Distribution Channels, Logistics and Maritime Economics issues. It includes University Students, Importers / Exporters, Shippers, Shipping Companies, Vessel Operators, Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Supply Chain Managers, 3PLs, Port Authorities, Port Terminal Operators, International and/or Intermodal Transport Companies, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, and other parties with interest in the subject matter.
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