Container Transportation Scholarship Program Opens


The Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal (BIC) has launched this year's scholarship program to promote and support safe, secure and sustainable containerisation and intermodal transportation.

The France-based international organisation's Scholarship Awards are open to maritime academy cadets, deck or engine, naval architecture students, and students of supply-chain, logistics programs who are focused on container transportation.

Prizes of €1,000 (US$1075) are available to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students as well as graduate students.

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Applicants have to submit a maximum 1500-word essay on a topic related to safety, security, standardisation or sustainability in container transportation by July 15, 2017.

The BIC Scholarship selection committee will make its decisions based on academic excellence and will be looking for knowledge on safety, security, standardisation, and sustainability in intermodal container transportation.

Announcements will be made by October 15, 2017. You can find out more via the BIC website or at

BIC often supports the port and terminal industry and announced last year that it had created a database containing the tare weights of containers globally in order to help shippers comply with the SOLAS amendment.

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