In-Company Short Training Courses in Freight Management.

Course Title: Ports & Intermodalism.

The course is designed to:

Consider national policies, governance and operations associated with port and intermodal activities set within the context of a globalised industry. It invites an understanding of ports, terminals, their development and interface with the regions they serve. The student will consider the role of ports within the supply chain and their increasing role in protecting and policing national borders. It will therefore look at and consider the impact on the supply chain of the government agencies which work within the port operation.

Course aims:

To provide the student with a sound understanding of the development and the role of the sea port; and all related intermodal activities. It will range over port and intermodal policy, multi-level governance, port and border protection, government agencies operating within ports, development issues and operational considerations. It will focuses on the economics and organisational behaviour of ports and intermodal companies and other organisations.

Learning outcomes – At the end of the course students will be expected to be able to:

  • Evaluate the changing structures of ownership and policy influences in port and intermodal organisations.
  • Understand a port’s role in intermodal transportation and supply chains.
  • Consider the role ports play in border control and national security.
  • Assess the impact of port policy and governance on shipping and port development.
  • Develop an understanding of port related companies.
  • Appraise how policies set at government level may influence port and intermodal organisations and the shipping industry at large.

Indicative Content:

The role of the port in international supply chains:

  • Understand a port’s role in intermodal transportation and supply chains.
  • Considerations of import & export control operations carried out at ports.
  • Containerisation.
  • The handling of bulk goods at ports.
  • Ports as Transport Hubs.

Port Governance and Regulation:

  • Assess the impact of port policy and governance on shipping and port development.
  • Develop an understanding of port related companies.
  • Appraise how policies set at government level may influence port and intermodal organisations and the shipping industry at large.
  • Evaluate the changing structures of ownership and policy influences in port and intermodal organisations.

Further reading:

The course will identify and cover in full detailed learning outcomes required for assessment purposes. However, if you wish to read further in order to supplement your learning and cement your understanding of the course, content, aims, and purposes, we recommend the following book(s):

Port Management & Operations (Lloyd’s Practical Shipping Guides) – Patrick M. Alderton.