Thesis 19

Tailormade Package Project Shipping Business

By Suganda Pannak (1992) ; Master degree thesis.*(The Full Text view in Thai Language only)*.


    The Shipping business in Thailand has been operating international since World War I, an operation which is still considered somewhat unproductive. To analyze the level of productivity, it is necessary to look at the effectiveness of management drawn from the navy and the civil service. Their lack of suitable qualifications and experience to manage maritime commercial enterprises in some cases may be the reason. Even though some of the personnel working for shipping companies have sea experience, they need a tailormade course to update and improve their skills.

    The objective of this project is to present the concept of tailormade package courses through the descriptive method. From this point on the tailormade package project is defined as a piece of research designed and made for particular training purposes usually specified for seafarers working on board. The module course involving a number of documents with respect to commercial, legal maritime and operational aspects. The research methodology is based on a survey of literature. An attempt to meet the training needs of Thailand in the field of shipping business has been made before, but it was not directed to seafarers who are now mainly shorebased management staff.

    Due to their lack of formal knowledge in the shipping business, this study recommends packages of short-courses to provide the skills and information about merchant marine international standards. Likewise the tailormade package project could provide a refresher programme for their more effective operation.

    The project proceeds in the following way. Chapter One introduces the geographical image of Thailand and its maritime policy, but more emphasis is placed on maritime training situations. An overview is given of how the employment of Thai seafarers has developed and how the training institutions deal with the productivity of seafarers.

    In the second chapter, an outline of the Thai national fleet profile is given, showing the trends in international trade and shipping. Furthermore, this describes the cooperation between the Merchant Marine Training Centre (MMTC), the only maritime training institution producing Thai seafarers, and shipping companies.

    Chapter Three points out the training development guideline procedures, which are divided into 9 phases in accordance with their order of priority. This scope of training is to assist any training organizers in carrying out the course in a logical manner in order to meet the required intentions.

    Chapter Four focuses on the module course for officers who work on board. The documents provided in this package course are selected based on Thai shipping standards of education, They cover all shipping matters with respect to commercial, legal maritime and operational aspects.

    Lastly, the study reveals and recommends that coordination, sponsorship and effective monitoring are necessary to meet the successful training needs of the Thai Merchant Marine.

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