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Port Management and Operations (Online Live Training & In-Class Programme)
 Overview
Ports are important gateways through which goods are conveyed internationally; they are the entry and the exit points of a variety of cargoes that sustain countries’ industrial production and goods consumption. While for many years ports stood alone in isolation serving the shipping industry in the provision of port-to-port freight services, today, they are important elements of the international supply chain and important logistics networks nodes. They have evolved significantly, and besides the traditional loading and discharging operations, they have also incorporated value-added activities to increase their competitiveness. Port performance has become a critical aspect of the industry, particularly when ports compete for the same cargo due to improved hinterland connectivity. Port logistics and port planning have become critical aspects in the development of sustained port operations since these two aspects are critical to streamlining the port processes through which goods are conveyed. The development of information technology/information systems which are being conveyed into ports and national single windows have been a step forward to accelerate the information flow that frequently hampers the physical movement of goods. The question that follows is the extent to which ports can implement new information technology/information systems that offer improved security in what concerns commercial transactions. Changes in countries’ regulatory frameworks and policies also led to changes in the way ports are organised. From service ports, ports have been adopted a more regulatory role since the concession of port terminals has removed port authorities from the traditional port activities. The landowner model which supports both the landlord and tool ports models has been adopted by many port authorities, and port operators began their quest in finding the most appropriate place to locate their terminals thus promoting the development of both green and brownfield projects.
The objective of this Course is to provide Participants with a practical understanding of the port industry as a whole and of its inherent peculiarities which constrain the activity, but which constitute the driver that moves the industry into the future in a sustainable manner. The Course provides a broad overview of the port industry and analyses how ports are organised, managed, operated and planned so that the acquired background knowledge helps Participants to develop and implement sustainable port solutions. At the end of this Course, Participants will be able to:
* Understand the environment surrounding the port industry;
* Be aware of the existing ships' types and of the impact that ship technology has on ports;
* Get acquainted with the different types of ports and services provided;
* Realise the importance of ports' organisational structure and managerial issues;
* Understand port planning issues;
* Identify the future challenges to be faced by the seaport industry; and
* Understand the underpinning theories and practices of the industry.
 
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 Course Topics
Covered Topics include:
PART 1. Principles of International Trade. Contracts of Sale. Financing International Trade. Insurance in International Trade. Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates. Recent Developments in International Trade and Transport. Distribution Channels | International Distribution Channels. Supply Chain Management. Trade, Modes of Transport and Modal Shift. Seaborne Trade. Geopolitical Risks in Shipping and Trading Flows.
PART 2. Ships Terminology. Types of Ships. Impact of Changing Ship Technology on Ports. The Supply of Shipping Services. Cargo Handling. Organisation and Strategies in the Maritime Transport. Introduction to the Seaport Industry. Classification of Ports. Port Facilities. Cargo Handling Equipment. Port Evolution. Port Stakeholders. Port Services. Port Operations and Logistics. Maritime Informatics.
PART 3. Port Labour. Port Reform. Port Ownership. Port Organisation and Administration. Port Performance. Port Costs, Pricing and Revenue. Port Competition. Port Choice. Port Strategic Planning. Port Management Aspects. Port Marketing.
PART 4. Port Planning. Port Investment. Port Finance. Port Legal Aspects.
PART 5. Future Port Challenges. Port Traffic Control. Port Safety. Port Security. Port Environmental Matters - Sustainable Development. Port Quality Management. Port Related Organisations.
 
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 Target Audience
The Course targets all Players and people interested in Maritime Economics and related issues. This target audience includes University Students, Importers / Exporters, Shippers, Shipping Companies, Vessel Operators, Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders, Supply Chain Managers, 3PLs, Port Authorities, Port Terminal Operators, International and/or Intermodal Transport Companies, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, and other parties having a specific interest in the subject matter.
 
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 Course Delivery
This Course can be delivered entirely either in an online live training environment or in a classroom environment. Whenever training is delivered in a classroom environment, Participants will be informed about the location where the Course takes place. Whenever training is delivered online, Participants will be informed about which platform is going to be used.
When the Course Registration is fully completed, each Participant will receive the instructions to access the Course. Course to be delivered in English.
 
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 Documentation and/or Reading Materials 
Course Documentation and/or Reading Materials will be made available to Participants.
In the case of in-class training, Participants will receive the Documentation and/or Reading Materials in electronic format.
In the case of online training, Participants will receive the Documentation and/or Reading Materials either by email or by the eLearning platform. Notes for each module are often downloadable, and Participants can save them for their completing their studies.
Participants are requested to check their email regularly.
A list of recommended reading will be provided at the beginning of each Course. This recommended reading is not included in the Course Fee.
 
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 Duration and Timetable
The Course has a duration of 140 hours.
Participants are required to attend the online classes, or the classes delivered in a classroom context as per the daily and weekly schedule foreseen for the Course. Information regarding the Course Dates (Start and End Dates), as well as the daily and weekly hours’ distribution foreseen for the Course, will be announced at the Training Plan & Calendar webpage. It will be necessary that Participants allocate additional time to carry out their studies and to perform the allocated tasks within the requested timeframes.
 
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 Participation Conditions
For online training, the number of Participants is 8, although a maximum of 10 may be considered.
For training in a classroom context, the minimum number of Participants is 10.
The payment of the Course Fee can be made by 1) BANK TRANSFER, 2) PayPAL or 3) WESTERN UNION. Please note that charges apply for each of the above Payment Methods and are not included in the Course Fee. The final amount to be transferred by using any of these methods is the total amount calculated (Course Fee + Applied Charges). For additional information regarding the Payment Methods available, please click here.
Information regarding the Enrolment and Payment Deadlines will be announced at the Training Plan & Calendar webpage.
In case of Cancellation, the following conditions apply:

* Participants have the right to cancel their registration. To cancel the registration, send us an email indicating the Participant's name and the Course.

* For written Cancellations made until the Cancellation Deadline, Participants will receive a full refund of any payment made. However, a handling fee of 120 € will be charged.
* For written Cancellations made after the Cancellation Deadline, a penalty of 50% of the Course Price applies to compensate for damages incurred from last minutes dropouts.
* For information regarding the Cancellation Deadline, please the Training Plan & Calendar webpage.
Participants must have an attendance equal to or above 90% of the Course (this condition applies to both in-class and online class training). For additional information, please click here.
For information on the Course Fee, please contact us via email.
 
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 Certificate
At the end of the Course, Participants will be entitled to a Course Participation Certificate as long as they have:
* Fulfilled all registration procedures;
* An attendance equal to or above 90% of the Course (this condition applies to both in-class and online class training);
* Carried out the allocated tasks given that they are an integral part of the Course (this condition applies to everyone and both in-class and online class training).
 
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 Coach
To be announced.
 
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