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Breaking News 2016!

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Big new strides in port logistics, maritime economics, global supply chain, transhipment management and trade transit-corridor operations are made by TTPM International Consultants this 2016. TTPM International Consultants is contracted to initiate, develop, foster and on continuous basis build capacity of ports and maritime industry on the following outstanding new ‘best practices’ programmes.

  1. Managing Strategic Marketing and Competition in Ports and Maritime Trade – (July 04 –  15, 2016)
  2. ‘Port and City’ Community Relationship Planning and Management– (August 15 – 26, 2016)
  3. ‘Dry Port’ Planning, Operations and Management             – (September 04  –  16, 2016)
  4. ‘Sister Port’ Relationship Concept, Planning and Management  – (October 03  –  14, 2016)

At the moment 35 world ports have signed to be part of the project. These new project initiatives will commence in January 2016. Registration to participate in the above projects is ongoing. Those ports, maritime agencies and maritime cities of the world that want to improve on efficiency, costs reduction and customer satisfaction or seeking connectivity with global maritime centres or as global maritime centres with connectivity global port-maritime logistics and supply chain system should participate in the projects. 

For ports that want to create new ‘sister port’ relationship (between developed and developing ports) or for ports that want to review existing sister port relationship this project therefore is recommended. There are now about 10 world ports in our ‘sister port’ relationship register looking for ports willing to enter into relationships with them (read below for immediate action).  

The ‘sister port’ relationship concept by recent study is proved to be a successful port management and development model widely accepted all over the world. TTPM International Consultants as a result opened a “sister port relationship planning and managing” register of world ports willing to enter into relationships with other ports. TTPM International Consultants normally carry out necessary profiling on interested ports before matching ports with each other and will also provide quality training of staff of ‘sister ports’ specially designed to enable them acquire strategic visioning skills required to plan and manage effectively the ‘sister port’ relationship concept for good outcomes.

Any ports can enter as many relationships with other ports as possible so long such relationship is viable. TTPM International Consultants usually carry out feasibility studies to examine possible areas of benefits to be exploited by both ports and to the growth and development of the local community in which such sister ports are situated. On completion of feasibility study, sister ports that have rewarding contributions to make towards the growth and development of the other port and fits the relationship parameters (model) will be advised to engage. The relationship will be monitored, measured and evaluated against certain “relationship success model” over time to ascertain the relationship’s viability either to strengthen it or review the model. Ports interested to engage in ‘sister port’ relationships should please send an email or write to:

Dr Fortune U. Laurence (f.laurence@ttpminternational.co.uk)

‘Sister Port’ Relationship Unit

TTPM International Consultants Limited

78 York Street

London W1H 1DP

United Kingdom

Furthermore, ‘Port and City’ Community Relationship Planning and Management register is also opened by TTPM International Consultants for advisory services to foster a healthy co-existence between the port and city community with synergistic inclinations on equal development opportunity without clash of interests and objectives. At the moment, 30 world ports have registered to participate in this project. Hopefully, more ports and their local communities will find it necessary to be part of this programme. The idea is port and city are partners in progress than otherwise. For further information and participation send an email or write to:

Helen Smith (h.smith@ttpminternational.co.uk)

‘Ports and City’ Community Relationship Unit

TTPM International Consultants Limited

78 York Street

London W1H 1DP

United Kingdom

For further information, please visit our website www.ttpminternational.co.uk and click on courses.

Breaking News

In 2014, a total of 350 people from various ports of the world, maritime/shipping companies, business and transhipment compnies, and orginisations involved in supply chain management and research students attended our international courses.
Classification of participants by regions:

35 per cent were from Africa,
20 per cent from South America;
5 per cent from North America;
20 per cent from Middle East;
15 per cent from Asia;
5 per cent from Oceania/Pacific Islands.

TTPM International Consultants published relevant articles in Ports & Harbours magazine of International Associations of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Tokyo, Japan in 2014 and will continue to publish more relevant articles in 2015 for the improvement of efficiency and reduction of costs in ports and maritime industry. Our International Ports and Maritime Courses 2015 is announced and demands for participation from applicants all over the world is rising dramatically. Due to increasing demand, we have the number of participants per course from 20 to 30 maximum people therefore early registration is strongly advised.

TTPM International Bursary Award is still available. Applications for the bursary award will be treated on ‘first come first served’ basis. The bursary award can cover partly the accommodation cost for participation in our courses. Interested course participants are advised to apply for consideration for TTPM International Bursary Award as early as possible. The more participants from each organisation the more chances for bursary award.

Finally, TTPM International Ports and Maritime Courses have been upgraded to include a one hour ‘one-to-one’ problem solving consultancy service to hold with individual course participant to discuss home port or company specific problems with strategic solutions proffered by our programme experts. This ‘best practice’ will not attract any additional costs to course participants.

‘IAPH Training Scholarship’ award is acceptable for our international ports and maritime courses for 2015. Staff of ports of developing countries awarded IAPH Training Scholarship are free to register for our courses. Applications for IAPH Training Scholarship should be made direct to International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Tokyo, Japan.

We wish all our clients, friends and members of International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) a happy and prosperous 2016