Shipping Management

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Want to become a real-life “Santa” by making sure shipments arrive on time at the right cost? By handling shipping management, it will help you learn the skills, knowledge as well as technologies that will enable efficient transportation of imported and exported goods.


Shipping Manager supervises and coordinates activities of workers involved with order fulfillment of product and preparing it for shipping both nationally and internationally via expedited carrier services. The shipping manager plays an essential role in the logistic and order fulfillment process, maintain quality and integrity.

Subject Focus


  • Basis of Economics
  • Trading
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Mathematics


  • Shipping Management
  • Shipping Operations
  • Logistic Management
  • Maritime Operations
  • Maritime Business

Entry Requirements:

Diploma: SPM, O-level or equivalent
Degree:A-level, Foundation, Diploma or anything equivalent.

Personality Type

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ISTP: You are a data-driven persona. You are precise and thorough. You like new technologies that get better and provide more data.

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Holland Vocational Code: Realistic, Ivestigative and Convential

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Career Info

Commercial shipping activities and marine trade remain strong, supported by the nation’s ports as well as high demand for small and medium-sized ships, particularly from the oil and gas industry, both within and outside the country.

Here are just a few titles you can obtain with this career path.

  • Port Engineer
  • Marine Operative
  • Harbour Master
  • Port Manager

The starting salary for shipping managers depend on the company, the rating of the institute you pursued port management from,the number and size of ports managed, and experience.

Job Demand

In Malaysia: The government is developing the country as a maritime nation through enhancement of shipping and ports capacity, optimizing human resource, ensuring the safety of ships and navigation, and providing efficient ancillary services.

Global Demand: MISC Bhd is one of the world’s largest shipping operators with over 100 vessels with combined tonnage of more than 8 million DWT. It is also the second largest shipping company in the world by market capitalisation. Besides MISC, our country have major commercial shipping companies such as Malaysian Merchant Marine, Halim Mazmin, Nepline, Gagasan Carriers, Global Carriers, Malaysia Bulk Carrier, and Wawasan Shipping.

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