Shipping Documentation – Dos and Don’ts

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Shipping Documentation – Dos and Don’ts
  • 21 Nov 2017 – 21 Nov 2017, Intake: 22
Read what our participants have learnt from this course …



Being new to shipping, the course is useful as I learned more about shipping line. Hope now I can be helpful to my company in this area.

Chang Shi Li, Shipping Co-ordinator, Benline Agencies Singapore Pte Ltd


I could apply what I have learnt today on my daily documentation work and explain my work clearly to my client.

Colin Qu Zhong Kai, Executive – Operations, Halcon Primo Logistics Pte Ltd


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.
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.


MCF Training Grant (50% of course fee) is available for eligible participants. Please refer to for information.

SLA Member Non-Member Self-Sponsored
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 Eligible companies to claim directly from IRAS. N.A.



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 – Telegraphic transfer
Local – Cheque or bank transfer

Course Duration

1 day : 9 am to 6 pm


Dr. Lawrence Liaw is now an Independent Consultant and Adjunct Lecturer.

He has well over 37 years of extensive working experience in shipping, marine, transportation, courier and air parcel express services, logistics, freight forwarding and supply chain industries, container depot and warehousing.


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

  • 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.

There are no available classes.