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Introduction to Shipping – Sydney

A cargo vessel sails away from an arrow-shaped tile that announces the Intro to Shipping course

June 25 All day

Our most popular course covers the essential elements of vessels, cargo and shipping.

Course participants will find the presentation lively and informative. This course features:

  • Site visit to CSL Australia’s impressive Glebe Island facility, and potentially
  • a ship tour – subject to shipping schedule (to be confirmed late May)

Course facilitator

The session will be facilitated by Tony Cousins, GAICD.

Tony is one of Australia’s leading marine consultants with decades of experience in shipping and maritime. After qualifying as a Master Mariner, Tony enjoyed a career as an international executive in stevedoring, marine towage and port management. Now at the helm of his own Marine Consultancy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Tony is a non-Executive Director of Melbourne’s Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT), a Councillor of the Australian Mariners Welfare Society, a Director of the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club, and also serves as acting Chairman of Wylie’s Baths Trust.

Who should attend

This course may especially benefit:

  • new entrants to the maritime sector, as well as non-specialists who are currently working in the industry
  • government personnel, advisors, and policy makers operating at state, federal and local government level
  • administrative staff working in law firms, auditing societies, banks companies, and class financial companies, shipbrokers, insurance companies, transportation companies, and ports, who seek general knowledge about the maritime sector

Course participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Please note:

  • This is an in-person event and numbers may be restricted to provide the best possible experience for attendees
  • MIAL reserves the right to cancel this event at short notice – in the unlikely event that this happens, registered attendees will be notified and receive a refund or credit to attend a future session

Register now

Included with your ticket:

  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Visit to CSL Australia’s Glebe Island facility
  • Ship tour (tbc)
  • PDF course workbook


  • $595 Standard rate
  • $395 MIAL Members

Member discount

If you are a MIAL Member, please log in to the portal to access your discount code.

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