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Strategic (Port) Concession: Policy, Operations and Management Course

Strategic (Port) Concession: Policy, Operations and Management Course 

Ongoing sweeping reforms of ports and container terminals all over the world along commercialisation concept and competition have resulted in port concession policy strategy, meaning private participation in ports and container terminal operations. Some port authorities are now landlords than operators but are they achieving their aims and objectives?

The concept of port concession is controversial in scope and dogged with regulatory complications with every partner in the concession seeking to protect its business interests so as to achieve its corporate objectives in conceding either ownership and control or management of the business. Risks abound in concessions and managing these risks most of the time results in misapplication of regulations and policy guidelines with failure as a result.

In the above perspectives, governments, port authorities, operators, owners and other stakeholders in port operations worldwide have requested for a comprehensive management course on port concession hence this programme and the first of its kind.


The major aim of this unique programme is to broaden the knowledge and expertise of port operators on the principles and practices of port concession, policy, operations and management of the intricacies of concession in a rapidly changing maritime industry with a view to achieving the corporate objectives of going into concession agreement.


  1. To enable course participants acquire the fundamental knowledge and expertise in the   operations of port concession and management of its complex agreements in an aggressively changing ports and maritime industry.
  2. To enable course participants become multi-skilled in monitoring, measuring and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of port concession policy.
  3. Predicated by efficiency in meeting customers’ demand in a dynamic business environment.
  4. To enable course participants acquire strategic management skills in port logistics to achieve the objectives of port stakeholders.
  5. To equip course participants with quantitative and qualitative analytical skills needed in relating concession policy efficiency with port performance and the ability to   review and reformulate concession policy in a changing port industry.

Targeted Participants

This unique policy management programme is exclusively fundamental to middle and senior managers in the ports and container terminal operations, rail transport, senior staff of supervising Ministries of Transport, Trade, finance, industry, customs & excise department, shipping agents, shippers council, road transport, freight forwarders, clearing & forwarding agents, manufacturers and other stakeholders that can be affected by port concession policy.

Core Course Contents

* The Ports Industry and Types of Ownership and Control in a Changing Environment

* Understanding the Concept of Port Concession Policy and Framework

* Strategic Port Efficiency Policy Formulation and Implementation Methodology

* Strategic Planning Techniques in Port Efficiency Management and Evaluation

* The Structure of Global Market Competition and Impact on Port Management

* The Legal Structure of Concession Policy and Associated Legal Implications

* Risks and Risks Management in Port Concession Policy Management & Evaluation

* Strategic Management Challenges of Concession Ports in a Dynamic Business Environment

* The Port Landlord Model – A Review in a Rapidly Changing Maritime Industry

* Port Concession Policy Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation Techniques

* Port Surgery – A One –to-One Problem Solving Discussion with Individual Course Participants Home Port Problems and Strategic Solutions

Case Study: Port Concession & Policy Surgery – The Lesson of Ports of Djibouti; Chile, Nigeria and India

Programme Duration:  18th – 29th May, 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. James Davies; Prof. Dr. Peter Langen. Ms Helen Smith – IAPH Alternate Coordinator/Project Manager