July 5, 2024 | Circular No. 11681

Dear Member,

As the summer moves along, we would like to provide an overview of the upcoming educational and training courses that will begin this coming fall, with more details to follow closer to the beginning of each course.


Certificate in Marine Transportation

Registration is open for the Fall 2024 term for all five courses in our Certificate program, offered through Concordia University’s Centre for Continuing Education.

This term, our “Maritime Law and Marine Insurance” (CESF 409) course will be offered in live format, beginning September 17th and taught by instructor Julian Hung. This course serves as an introduction to the commercial and contractual contexts of shipping, with special focus on topics like international contracts, agency contracts, bills of lading and more. Students who enroll in this course will have the possibility to attend live lectures either in person (in downtown Montreal) or remotely, with more details to follow later in the summer.

The four other courses in the Certificate program (listed below) can also be taken during the upcoming Fall 2024 term in a fully online, self-directed format. All courses can be taken as standalone courses or as part of the full Certificate program:


Dangerous Goods Training Course

The next offering of our DG Training Course is currently scheduled to begin October 21st. This two-week course is offered fully online in self-directed format, and covers the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and their applicability to commercial marine operations in Canada.

Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course, which helps companies meet Transport Canada’s transportation of dangerous goods training requirements. Norm Loiseau of Orion DG Consultants will be available to answer any and all questions as participants work through the four modules of the course: legislation, classification, consignment procedures, and transport operations.


For any questions related to these courses, please contact the undersigned by email (nphillips@shipfed.ca) or phone (438-522-6546).


Nathan Phillips
Policy Analyst