TTPM International

Port Congestion and Strategic Container Traffic Management Course

Port Congestion and Strategic Container Traffic Management Course 

As container traffic in international shipping continues to increase rapidly consequent growing global trade, the tendency for congestion in ports and subsequent high transaction costs are paramount. Ship owners, ports, container terminal operators, shippers and port users’ profits are reduced drastically as a result. To tackle this perennial problem of congestion in ports, radical and innovative management techniques that would improve efficiency and reduce transaction costs are necessary in ports and container terminals operations and management.


The principal aim of this uniquely high skill enhancing management programme is to develop a succinct analytical review of current congestion in ports and container terminals with a view to strategically tackle the growing problem of port congestion.


  1. To synthesize relevant and contemporary management techniques of ports and container Terminals.
  2. To mitigate congestion and associated costs in ports and container terminals whilst relating  its overall impact on shippers, ship owners and wider economic activity and growth.
  3. To enhance knowledge and expertise of course participants on the application of new  strategic management models of container ports and to radically minimize delays and  associated transaction costs.
  4. To enable course participants acquire necessary analytical skills to monitor, evaluate and  measure efficiency and productivity performance of container ports periodically and   the capability to review efficiency and the cost-effectiveness of container traffic models.    .

Targeted Participants

This unique and specialist programme is exclusively designed for middle and senior managers, traffic and commercial managers, terminal and depot managers of the ports industries, container terminals, shippers council, rail transport, road haulage, customs & excise, freight forwarders, shipping agents, senior staff of ministries of transport, economic planning, industry, exporters and importers and others.

Core Course Contents

* Management Issues in Container Shipping

* International Maritime Trade and Vessel Classification

* Global Strategic Management in Container Shipping

* Shipping Networks Evaluation in International Containerised Trade

* The Value of Time in Container Traffic Management

* Vessel of Quality and Marketing Tools in Container Traffic Management

* Container Terminal Efficiency Management and Evaluation Techniques

* Application of Reliability Model as Efficiency Improvement Strategy

* RFID and SCEM Support in Container Traffic and Transport

* Container Port Management Strategy – Emerging Issues

* Policy Response to Port Congestion – Mitigation Strategies

* Analysing Costs Implication of Congestion on Economic Activity for Policy Formulation

* Port Congestion Surgery: A one-to-one problem solving consultancy with course participants on
home port problems and strategic solutions.

*Port Surgery: A One-to-One Discussion with Course Participants on Home Ports Problems and Strategic Solutions 


Case Study:  The Ports of Lagos, Nigeria and Mombasa, Kenya

Programme Duration:  16–27March, 2015

Programme Venue:       London School of Economics (LSE), London United Kingdom


Choice of Course Fee:

(i) Course fee is £3300.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This fee covers tea/coffee,training and materials (without accommodation and lunch) during training.


(ii) Course fee is £4150.00 British Pound Sterling per participant. This covers tea/coffee, materials,training, hotel accommodation and lunch during training only (weekends not included).

(This programme and venue may be subject to changes at short notice) For registration please visit or email

Programme Experts:

Dr. Fortune Laurence – IAPH Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Joy Joseph – IAPH Alternate Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Peter Langen

Dr. Michael Davidson

Ms Helen Smith IAPH Alternate Coordinator/Project