TTPM International

Port Efficiency Management Course

Port Efficiency Management Course
Port efficiency varies widely from country to country and even from region to region but generally, efficiency in ports has become an important determinant of shipping costs and a measure of facilitation of international trade flow. Containerisation has allowed large cost reductions in cargo handling, increasing cargo transhipment, and the creation of hub ports therefore enabling countries or regions take advantage of increasing returns to scale.

The main aim of this course is to engineer efficient management of port infrastructural and policy variables to achieve efficiency in the operations and management of ports. The concept here is to identify the drivers of port constraints inhibiting efficient port operations and then apply tested efficiency management models to achieve high level of service whilst minimizing costs in all aspects of port logistics and global supply chain management.

1. To enable course participants acquire strategic visioning skills to identify constraints,
opportunities and risks in the management of port infrastructure and policy variables and
properly understanding the wider implicating costs of efficient port logistics to international
trade and economic development.

2. To enhance the ability and skills of course participants in negotiating trade disputes and in
persuading as well as influencing partners, staff and stakeholders in reaching agreement in
complex port efficiency management issues with the capability to handle conflicting policy
3. To enhance participants’ knowledge of quantitative and qualitative representation of port
infrastructure and policy variables performances to enable policy formulation, analysis and
review in an aggressively changing efficiency demanding port and maritime industry.

Targeted Participants
The course is suitable to middle and senior managers, policymakers, senior officials of:
Ports Authorities, Rail Transport, Container Terminal, Inland Container Depots, Freight Forwarders, Clearing & Forwarding Agents, Shippers Councils, Students & Academics, Researchers, Road Haulage, Customs & Excise, and others

Core Course Contents
* Strategic Policy, Formulation and Implementation
* Corporate Objectives and Management
* Strategic Planning Application to Port Efficiency
* Strategic Management in Port Efficiency
* Port Structure and Institutional Reform Framework
* Port Economics and Policy Management
* Dynamic Decision Making in Port Efficiency Management
* Evaluating Impacts of Institutional Reforms on Port Efficiency Changes
* Port Efficiency Measurement Model
* New Measures of Port Efficiency
* Port Surgery: A One-to-One Problem Solving Discussion with Course Participants on
Home Port Problems and Strategic Solutions.

Case Study: Measuring Port Efficiency through International Trade Flow

Programme Duration: 17 – 28 August, 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 U Laurence – IAPH Coordinator
Prof. Dr Joy Joseph – IAPH Alternate Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Peter Langen
Prof. Charles Cromwell
Ms Helen E Smith – IAPH Alternate Coordinator/Project Manager