Ports & Shipping Fundamentals

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This wide-ranging three day programme has been designed to enable delegates, in a non-technical way, to learn more about the broad view of the ports and shipping industry, including the important inter-relationship with the hinterland and the need for an efficient supporting infrastructure. These are exciting times for those countries with developing economies and for ports needing to execute changes to address the ever-growing size and type of ships making port calls. Delegates on this course will benefit greatly from the hands-on expertise of an industry veteran with over 40 years experience in ports and shipping. In this programme the delegates will further their knowledge and understandi…

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This wide-ranging three day programme has been designed to enable delegates, in a non-technical way, to learn more about the broad view of the ports and shipping industry, including the important inter-relationship with the hinterland and the need for an efficient supporting infrastructure. These are exciting times for those countries with developing economies and for ports needing to execute changes to address the ever-growing size and type of ships making port calls. Delegates on this course will benefit greatly from the hands-on expertise of an industry veteran with over 40 years experience in ports and shipping. In this programme the delegates will further their knowledge and understanding in: The evolution of ports through to modern ports developments The financing, construction and operations of ports Regulatory controls, international legislation, health and safety, security in ports and at sea The ‘greening’ of ports and ships Infrastructure and relationship with the hinterland Ships and shipping: documentation, shipping terminology, payment terms, law & insurance, etc. Who should attend? New entrants to the ports industry and middle-upper managers furthering their careers Banks with an active interest in movement of freight and associated financial documentation Financial institutions with existing investment in ports & ships or considering such investment Marine insurance companies and/or brokers including P&I associations Maritime law businesses Shipping lines and agents Logistics services practitioners and freight forwarders Port and maritime service companies Government regulators Programme Objectives By the end of programme delegates will be able to: Gain a broad understanding of ports, from evolution through to modern ports construction and operations, as well as some insight into future ports developments as ships become ever larger Learn about different ‘players’ in ports activities as well as the different ports management models, different financial holdings in ports and a high-level cost analysis on the investment required in the construction and operating of a modern port A viable port is only as good as its strategic location and its infrastructure, so delegates will learn about its very important relationship with the hinterland Delegates will learn a substantial amount about ships and the different types of shipping activities Training Methodology This interactive programme is designed to encourage delegate participation through a combination of group discussion, and practical case studies, supplemented by short videos and links to other global ports activities and initiatives.
Day 1 Ports A brief history of ports Definition of a port, port authority and terminal Function of a port – small through to large regional port Port and terminal charges Evolution of ports and ports development Case study: The evolution and decline of a major port Strategic positioning of ports Port functions Port authorities and port holdings Major port holdings and types Forms of port terminal privatisation Reasons to invest in a particular port Regional share in the terminal portfolio of the largest global terminal operators The global landscape of port owners and operators Short and long-term terminal investment goals Economic rationale for container terminals M&A Pitfalls in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) Cost analysis for major port projects Day 2 Typical configuration of a container terminal Terminal handling equipment Case study: A new container port in Shanghai Commercial and marketing strategy of a port Case study: From relative decline, how an older port can re-market itself Shipping Main players in port/shipping operations Shipping terms, conventions and legislation International terms of payment Bill of lading Chartering; liners, tankers and bulk carriers Maritime law Marine insurance and types The container revolution – from its beginning until now Supply and demand in the shipping market Shipping market cycles Ships and shipping Understanding liner shipping, conferences, freight pricing and protocols The container revolution - future Alliances and consortia post conferences and changing freight pricing protocols The container, including Types, dimensions and capacities ISO container marking and numbering protocols Typical flow cycle of a general purpose (GP) container Tracking and tracing Correct container packing and the new CTU code Day 3 Infrastructure and the hinterland Inter-modalism and what is it? Comparison of transport modes Port hinterland – connecting ports to markets Intermodal transport Inland port and freight villages Logistics zones including port-centric zones Transport corridors and land-locked countries Regulation, security, ‘green’ initiatives Regulation and government Why a transport policy? Changing policy trends Safety and security in ports and for freight Managing health and safety in ports Port environmental management The environmental landscape Emissions reduction strategy and challenges 'Green' ports and the greening of the supply chain Closing discussion In absorbing the information shared throughout the course we shall, together, explore in more detail the effects the introduction of mega containerships has on both the ports and shipping industry as a whole. Course summary and close
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