Shipping Documentation – Dos and Don’ts

Provided by The Logistics Academy

Course introduction


This one day course is designed to provide an understanding of the Shipping Documentation.

  • For new entrants to the logistics industry, it will be a good opportunity to learn about the importance of shipping documentation and its consequences if it is not done properly
  • For practitioners in the logistics industry, it will enable them to clear doubts about some aspects in shipping documentation.
  • For the merchants, it will help them to understand how shipping documents are processed and the carrier’s requirements in exports and imports.

Area of Studies

Designed For

Anyone dealing with b/l documentation e.g. banks, merchants, shipping line and logistics service providers and for those considering a career switch to the logistics industry.


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded upon successful completion of the course with 75% attendance.

Entry Requirements


  • Review of the trading process and types of  documents used for both exports and imports
  • Differentiate shipping terms and Incoterms
  • Shipper’s obligations in giving accurate cargo information in the b/l
  • Review some important clauses behind the b/l on limits of liability, delays,  and time-bar
  • Differentiate the types of bills of lading and their usage e.g. non-negotiable b/l, negotiable b/l and sea waybill, and switched b/l
  • Case studies/practical exercises on proper cargo delivery, preparing bills of lading in accordance with shipper’s or buyer’s requirements, shipping line clauses on the b/l.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Duration

1 day : 9 am to 6 pm

Fees & Funding

  SLA Member Company Non-Member
Course Fee $398 $498 $498
GST $27.86 $34.86 $34.86
Application Fee $32.10 $32.10 $32.10
Total Fee
(payable to TLA)
$457.96 $564.96 $564.96
PIC Grant 60%
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)
(or available tax deductions/ allowances)

Payment will only be required after the course is confirmed.
(The status of the course would usually be advised one (1) month before the course start date.)

Payment mode (retail payments facilities are not available) :
Overseas – Telegrahic transfer
Local – Cheque or bank transfer