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
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
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.