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Port Management and Operations Training

5 Day Training

Dates: 15 – 19 July 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

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Course Introduction

Port Management and Operations Training course explores the critical role of port management and operations in the global movement of goods, emphasizing the need for adaptability and responsiveness in the competitive landscape of sea transportation. It covers managing ports, operations, and maintenance, including national and international freight movements, passenger considerations, port controls, and more.

Course Objectives

Participants will finish this Port Management and Operations Training course with the ability to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of port and terminal management.

  • Learn the basic principles of port business and its impact on international trade.

  • Develop skills to engage effectively in international port operations.

  • Understand globalization’s effects on port choice and logistics patterns.

  • Recognize geographical factors in port location decisions.

  • Become familiar with the location and significance of major world ports.

  • Measure port performance using various metrics and improve it through quality management systems.

  • Gain insights into the competitive dynamics of port operations both nationally and internationally.

Personal Benefits

  • Professionals enrolling in this course will gain:

  • Complete knowledge of port management and operations.

  • Insights into port safety and how it relates to operations.

  • Skills in strategic thinking and problem-solving in port management.

  • Knowledge of sea transportation, shipping laws, marine economics, insurance, international trade, and commerce.

  • The ability to identify development opportunities and strategize for increased effectiveness.

Who should attend?

Port Management and Operations Training course is ideal for:

  • Port management professionals looking to enhance their skills.

  • Early to mid-career port agents and operations managers seeking updated knowledge.

  • Supply chain managers and professionals in shipping companies aiming to advance their understanding of port operations.

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Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Module 1: Port Management Essentials

  • Understanding the rationale of the port business.

  • Structuring service delivery and infrastructure relationships.

  • Importance of avoiding traffic and cargo congestion.

Module 2: Port Functions and Operations

  • Managing warehousing, storage, and stevedoring operations.

  • Inland access and intermodal connections.

  • Loading, unloading, and transhipment processes.

  • Capacity planning for efficient port operations.

Module 3: International Trade and Logistics

  • The role of shipping in global logistics.

  • Impact of globalization on ship types and trade routes.

  • Maritime logistics’ influence on port management.

  • Warehousing’s role within port operations.

Module 4: Port Project Management

  • Principles of project management specific to ports.

  • Differentiating project and operational activities.

  • The value of effective port project management.

Module 5: Port Economics, Pricing, and Financing

  • Analysing the economic landscape of ports.

  • Understanding port cost structures and pricing strategies.

  • Financial management for port operations.

  • Assessing the financial implications of port development.

Module 6: Port Master Planning and Engineering

  • The process and importance of master planning.

  • Addressing engineering challenges within master planning.

  • Strategies for port communication and cooperation.

Module 7: Port Labour and Personnel Management

  • Framework for managing port employees.

  • Navigating the historical and current labour environment.

  • Competency-based management of port personnel.

Module 8: HSSE in Port Management

  • The criticality of HSSE in the port sector.

  • Concepts and best practices in HSSE management.

  • Regulatory frameworks for port safety and security.

  • Risk management in port operations.

Module 9: Case Study: Contemporary Issues in Port Management

  • In-depth analysis of current challenges facing port management and operations.

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