Workshop on Project Forwarding

Provided by The Logistics Academy

Course introduction


In today’s busy world of shipping, containers have evolved to become as the main means of transporting goods from one place to another by sea.

Gone are the days when cargo was only shipped on conventional ships with inboard cranes or booms for loading and unloading.  Project cargo, on the other hand, is experiencing a revival with heavy demands for specially-built ships designed to transport very heavy cargo.

Much emphasis has been placed on containers, third party logistics, supply chain management and warehousing in the learning arena on shipping domain.  Few people in the logistics business have a basic, if not, profound understanding of project cargo.  With Singapore as a logistics hub where shipping in-and-out of the city port is often via carrying cargo by barges and landing craft into neighouring countries, it is thus ever-growing in importance for the industry that more talents are groomed to handle this kind of shipments.

The purpose of this course is to teach a basic understanding of project shipping – how project shipping works, trade routes, ports, cargo configuration, restrictions and possibilities, to enable forwarders to make qualified decisions.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • What is the definition of project cargo
  • Type of ships used in the industry
  • Chartering Terminology
  • Type of trailers and cranes used in the industry
  • Type of aircraft used in the industry
  • Flatracks with out of gauge cargo
  • RORO ships accepting out of gauge cargo
  • Shipping terminology versus INCO  terms – what is the scope
  • Method Statements
  • Lifting and lashing diagrams
  • Stowage Plans
  • Loading Sequence
  • Ballasting and de-ballasting of vessels
  • Regional Distribution to hard to reach destinations
  • Beach landings
  • Environmental  issues
  • Physical obstructions

Area of Studies

Who Should Attend

Managers, executives, officers inside the shipping and transportation industry as well as people from other industries such as banking, insurance, purchasing export and import whose work does involve transportation of heavy and oversized units.


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

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration


1 day, 8 hours, 9am – 6pm.

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