Shipping Documentation – Dos and Don’ts… SFC eligible

Next Intake Commencement Date:

23 Jul 2024, Tuesday

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Shipping Documentation – Dos and Don’ts… SFC eligible
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, B.A. 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, H.P.L. 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.


The course is customized towards the Logistics Skills Framework Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) namely :

FF/Cargo Receipt & Inspection, Cargo Issuance & Dispatch, Cargo Security Control, Time Sensitive Cargo Delivery Admin, Cargo Tracking System Admin, Import & Export Documentation Admin, Freight & Cargo Claim Admin, International Trade Legislation, Pricing for Cargo Services & Operations

Topics Covered 

  • 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 B/L
  • Review some important clauses behind the B/L on limits of liability, delays,  and time-bar
  • Differentiate the types of B/L 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

The course is an Approved-in-Principle (AIP) course under the TPGateway (Course Code: TGS-2021002444 valid till 2 Feb 2025) with a support level of $2.00 per training hour for company sponsored participant. More information at Financial/Award Schemes.

Nett course fee effective from 1 Oct 2018. Training providers will apply for funding via TPGateway for company-sponsored participants before course commencement.

SLA Member Non-Member Self-Sponsored
Course Fee $398 $498 $498
GST $35.82 $44.82 $44.82
Application Fee (includes GST) $32.70 $32.70 $32.70
Total Fee
(payable to TLA)
$466.52 $575.52 $575.52
TPGateway $16 $16 N.A.
SFC * N.A. N.A. $498
(or available  Credit)
Nett Fee
(payable to TLA after grant)
$450.52 $559.52 T.B.A.

* “All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit MySKILLSfuture to choose from the courses available on the SFC course directory.”


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 – Bank transfer or Corporate PayNow

Course Duration

1 day : 9 am to 6 pm


Mr Tan Tee Hwa has been involved in training of logisticians for the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) under the Diploma in International Freight Management and the Advanced Diploma in International Transport Management over the last 30 years.

He was a member of Curriculum Committee, Institute of Technical Education on Integrated Logistics Management Course, and a Lecturer in Institute of Technical Education in the Integrated Logistics Management Programme.


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

Next Intake Commencement Date:

23 Jul 2024, Tuesday

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