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Course Schedule
Classroom Sessions:
Date Venue Fees
11 - 13 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $4,550
09 - 11 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $4,550
Course Description


No matter how experienced a port manager or supervisor you may be, the ability to manage your business is the one attribute that will help to differentiate you from others in your role. Equally importantly learning how to leverage your strategic governance and understanding will enable you to progress in your career and permit your organisation to maximise your skills.

This Port Governance and Strategic Port Management training course is tailor-made for governance and managerial professionals and will help you to understand how to work in one of the world’s most challenging environments.

This GLOMACS training course will examine:

  • The issues and challenges associated with port and terminal operations, including supply chain issues
  • Sector trends – how port and terminal operations are changing, and how managers can respond
  • Worldwide economic issues – how do competition and economic factors affect price and demand?
  • Where profits are made, and how these can be driven higher
  • Devising and implementing a successful sector-specific strategic plan
  • The role and value of good governance within the sector


By the end of this Port Governance and Strategic Port Management training course, participants will learn:

  • How to devise and implement a fully-featured sector specific strategic growth plan
  • The role of terminals within ports and the supply chain, including the commodities and volumes transported
  • The governance relationship between the port authority and a terminal operator – examples of best practice
  • Business strategy, business development and sales, pricing and customer service
  • The economics related to the management and operations of the terminal, including budgeting and the financial implications of operational decisions
  • Sector-specific governance, leadership and management issues
  • The legal framework in which terminals operate, including the legislation surrounding the operation of a terminal
  • Contractual issues relating to shipping, cargo owners and the practices and principles of strategy & governance
  • The economic drivers affecting the international logistics market
  • Gaining a competitive edge in this fast-evolving marketplace

Training Methodology

Delegates will be involved in a highly interactive learning environment, learning how to identify the tips and tricks that sector professionals use to maximise leverage, credibility and competitive advantage in this highly complex marketplace.

Training course methodology will include handouts, flipcharts, questions and participation from participants, as well as the course tutor posing a series of scenarios and both real-world & theoretical examples.

Organisational Impact

Delegates will gain the following from attendance:

  • An understanding of how to devise a sector-specific strategic plan
  • An ability to implement their strategy to ensure success
  • A greater insight into the supply chain, marketing and economic workings of the port and terminal operational sector
  • How to explain and justify your managerial decisions and strategy
  • An appreciation of the governance roles of a port officer, manager and director within the industry
  • A strategic template that can be used to guarantee a competitive edge

Personal Impact

Participants will gain:

  • An enhanced knowledge of management theory and practice, with direct relevance to the sector
  • An appreciation of macro and micro-economic issues affecting the port and terminal sector
  • Practical understanding of how to apply their governance knowledge to their everyday work environment
  • Which tools provide the best returns in the sector
  • How to integrate strategic knowledge and operations with other forms of management practice within the sector
  • The value of visionary management
  • How to deal with a crisis


The Port Governance and Strategic Port Management training course is designed to benefit industry personnel, directors, and other staff within the sector.

In particular, the following will find it invaluable: 

  • Those new to the port and terminal management
  • Existing personnel in the sector, who are migrating to a management related function
  • Managerial staff looking to gain a greater insight into the sector
  • Staff wishing to understand how economics, supply chain, governance and business case managerial issues affect their role
Course Outline


Port Governance – A Managerial Overview

  • The basics of port services, including market dynamics and distribution channels
  • A management overview – the key participants and infrastructures
  • Commonly-marketed services and the issues & challenges affecting them
  • The role of effective governance and management within the port sector
  • Key business processes involved in the logistics of product and service distribution to different customers and stakeholders


Logistics, Ports, Customs and Future Trends

  • The synchronisation of governance issues to streamline essential supply chains
  • How to maximise commercial flexibility to improve speed, margins and customer satisfaction
  • Regulatory issues relating to the use of specialist documentation and processes
  • A deep dive into the future of customs, shipping, logistics and the commercial process
  • The integral role of clearances in simplifying imports and exports
  • Pricing strategies, cost reduction techniques and revenue maximization using shipping, logistics and customs tips, tricks and practitioner knowledge
  • Achieving the industry goal of end-to-end fulfillment


Processes, Procedures, Pricing and Developments in the Port Sector

  • Cross-border shipping and transportation – accessing markets using standard sector practices
  • How the difficulties of prohibitions, restrictions and embargoes can be addressed and mitigated by customs, shipping & logistics professionals
  • Licensing, compliance, shipping, transport and warehousing – ways to integrate and streamline every procedural step
  • Ten smart shipping, logistics & managerial techniques – an open discussion with delegates
  • Developing a strategic plan that stands the test of time
  • Delivering on your promises to customers, stakeholders and shareholders
  • The macroeconomic environment – why it matters
  • How to analyse the market and evaluate the impact of trends on future development
  • Planning ahead – implementing your sector specific strategy
  • Demonstrating value and ROI from you strategic port management plan
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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