In today’s world port and terminal managers are faced with increasingly complex responsibilities. In order to meet this challenge they must be continually sharpening their management skills. This programme will focus on the management skills necessary for success in today’s fast changing business environment
To enhance participants' knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively manage ports and terminals
By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
Understand the role of ports in international trade and transport.
Be familiar with different types of ports and access to ports.
Understand the basic characteristics of the main five commodities, namely coal, ore, grain, fertilizers and oil.
Understand how the activities are organized to interface with one another and typical port organizational structure.
Understand the importance of ports being managed as commercial enterprises regardless of their ownership.
Be familiar with the importance of security and safety management.
Be familiar with the role of statutory bodies.
Understand the nature of port competition and the need for market information including trade growth, vessel development, commercial needs and financial viability.
Understand the nature and types of port charges, cost and other factors in pricing.