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Sister Port’ Relationship Concept, Planning and Management (Oct. 03 – 14, 2016)

Sister Port’ Relationship Concept, Planning and Management (Oct. 03 – 14, 2016)

The sister port relationship concept between developed and developing ports has become an acceptable trend in the synergistic fostering of efficiency, growth and development of a port in facilitating global trade. The concept as a new innovation in port operations and management in today’s growing demand for high level of service and cost reduction is highly recommended best practice in port development and efficiency management.


This programme aims at establishing ‘sister port’ concept as a model of port efficiency improvement and management whilst facilitating regional trade development and growth.


  1. To widen course participants knowledge of sister port relationship and the capability to review, analyse and reposition ports in maximizing benefits in growth and development.
  1. To enable course participants acquire relevant strategic skills in planning, operating and managing a successful sister-port relationship predicated by efficiency, development and growth.
  1. To assist course participants in acquiring the ability to identify and re-appraise strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and constraints in port operations and management.
  1. To enable course participants broaden their knowledge of the application of efficiency improvement and growth development strategies in ports through relationship with other ports.

Target Groups for the Programme

Senior, Middle and top management officials of:

  • Port authorities, Maritime Administration, Shippers Council, Shipping Agencies
  • Chambers of Shipping, Industries, Excise and Customs Department,
  • Ministries of Transport, Finance, Trade, and Finance
  • Management Consultants, Researchers, Students, Legal Practitioners

Core Contents

  • International Trade Concept & Comparative Advantage
  • Ports and National Economy: – The Role of A Strategic Asset
  • Global Trade and The Port Industry: – The ‘Derived Demand’ Concept
  • Bilateral Trade and Cooperation:- Pushing the Frontier through ‘Sister Port’ Model
  • International Relations and The Economy of Nations
  • Managing Relationships through ‘Sister Port’ Concept: The ‘Twin Cities’ Approach
  • Strategic Alliance Principles & Practice: A ‘Sister Port’ Case Study
  • Constructive ‘Engagement’ in Sister Port Relationship
  • Information Management & Governance in Sister Port Relationships
  • Measuring Gains in Sister Port Relationship through Trade & Port Performance
  • Sister-Port Surgery: a one to one problem-solving consultancy service with course participants on relationship problems

Programme Duration:  03rd – 14th July, 2016

Programme Venue:  The London School of Economics (LSE) London (This programme and venue may be subject to changes at short notice).

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).

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Programme Experts

Dr Fortune Laurence – IAPH Coordinator

Prof. Joy Joseph       – IAPH Alternate Coordinator

Prof. Peter Langen

Prof James McConville

Ms Helen Smith        – IAPH Alternate Coordinator/Project Manager