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Why you should enrol onto the Diploma in Port Management...
The leading professional development course for port and harbour managers

Studied by part-time distance learning

Ideal for port and maritime authority professionals

Seeking career enhancement? Moving into port management? Work alongside port professionals?

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Just some reasons why it is the best port management training for you.

Port Management in-company training for your business

Distance learning, instructor led workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery for corporate groups.

Diploma in Port Management - professional development qualification delivered by part-time distance learning from IBC Academy and North Kent College

Port Management qualification - Study effective port and harbour management, administration and port operations

15th year as the professional development course of choice for port professionals

The ports sector has changed radically since this course started 15 years ago, but ports continue to play a vital, and growing, role in the movement of goods around the world making education in the sector more relevant than ever. At the same time the course has changed to reflected the dynamic industry, and particularly of the growing private sector role in the delivery of port and terminal facilities and operations.

The Diploma in Port Management course prospectus can be downloaded here.

Recovering from the challenges of a widespread recession and a drop in world trade, ports are continuing to adapt to changes in trade and vessel sizes, increasing competition and different ownership models delivered by increasing private sector involvement. Ports are ever more challenged by the requirements of balancing accountability and responsibility against the necessities of competing for business.

During this qualification your study will include:

  • International trade and economics, supply chain management and the essential link provided by the ports sector
  • The port regulatory environment
  • Strategic management and business development in the competitive port environment
  • Operations, financial and marketing management from a port perspective
  • Investment and development needs of a successful port

This course reflects the changing economic and commercial realities as it delivers key knowledge, strategies and skills required for the professional development of people working in port industry.

Also available for dedicated in-company delivery by distance learning or individual modules by instructor led workshops

This is an IBC Academy and North West Kent College course, with enrolment and delivery managed by IBC Academy, and assessment, quality assurance and award by North West Kent College.

Industry changes need ever more competent and highly trained port managers...

This specially developed professional development distance learning training course from IBC Academy, which is assessed and awarded by the National Maritime Training Centre at North West Kent College, provides the underpinning knowledge to enable port management professionals to meet their day-to-day challenges.

For the full syllabus, the Diploma in Port Management content can be found by clicking here.

Studying Port Management by distance learning gives you the opportunity to apply knowledge as you gain it, without disruption or time away from your work. It is delivered through a proven flexible method of module workbooks and via online tutorial discussion and support from the course team.

Past students represent some of these companies:

  • Aberdeen Harbour Board
  • Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company
  • Abu Dhabi Port Company (ADPC)
  • Aden Gulf Marine Company Ltd
  • Alexandria International
  • Container Terminal
  • APL Co.
  • APM Terminals
  • Arcelormittal Point Lisas Ltd
  • Arser Machinery Servicing S.A.
  • Associated British Ports
  • Atlantic LNG Company Trinidad
  • Baltic Marine Consult GmbH
  • Barbados Port Inc
  • Belfast Commissioners
  • Belgo - Iberian Maritime NV
  • Booz & Company
  • Bristol Port Company
  • British Waterways
  • BW Gas ASA
  • CDN - Porto de Nacala
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Citibank España
  • Credit Lyonnais
  • Cromarty Firth Port Authority
  • DEME N.V.
  • DFDS Tor Line Ltd
  • DP World
  • Drake International
  • Dublin Port Company
  • European Project Consulting
  • Finnlines Germany
  • Five Star Logistics Ltd
  • Fleet Management Ltd
  • Forth Ports
  • Freeport of Riga Authority
  • Grain Bulk Handlers Ltd
  • Grenada Ports Authority
  • Gulftainer Company Limited
  • Halcrow Group Ltd
  • Hazira Port Private Limited
  • Humber Sea Terminal Ltd
  • International Container Terminal Services Inc
  • Irish Ferries
  • Jersey Harbours
  • Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council
  • JSC "Belarusian Potash Company"
  • Kuwait Ports Authority
  • M/S L&T Ltd
  • Maersk
  • Malta Maritime Authority
  • Marshall Islands Port Authority
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
  • Mersey Docks and Harbour Company
  • Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project
  • Monserrat Port Authority
  • MPM Shipyards
  • Mundra Port & Special Economic Zone
  • Myanmar International Terminals Thilana Ltd
  • Namibia Ports Authority
  • National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Neptune Associated Ship Management
  • Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority
  • Nikolayev Sea Commercial Port
  • Norfolkline
  • Northtugl Limited
  • NYK Group Europe Ltd
  • Ocean China International Ltd
  • Oman Terminal Towage Company
  • Osaka University
  • Oslo Port Authority
  • P&O Princess Cruises
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • PD Ports
  • Petkim Petrochemicals Holding AS
  • Piraeus Port Authority
  • Port Authority Baleares
  • Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Port of Boston
  • Port of Cork Company
  • Port of Illichivsk
  • Port of Koper
  • Port of London Authority
  • Port of Luanda, Angola
  • Port of Maputo
  • Port of Tyne
  • Port Taranaki Ltd
  • Port Waratah Coal Services
  • Poti Sea Port Corp
  • Portia Management Services Ltd
  • Portland Port Ltd
  • Poti Sea Port Corp.
  • Purfleet Thames Terminal Ltd
  • Qatar General Petroleum Corp.
  • Royal Haskoning
  • Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority
  • Salalah Port Services
  • Samoa Ports Authority
  • Saudi Arabian Texaco Inc
  • Scott Wilson Ltd
  • Shell International Trading & Shipping Co. Ltd
  • Shenzyen Dovechem Terminal Ltd
  • Southampton Container Terminals Ltd
  • Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • Stenaline
  • Stolt Nielsen Transportation
  • Group B.V.
  • Suez Canal Container Terminal
  • Sydney Ports Corporation
  • Takreer
  • Thamesport Ltd
  • Tilbury Container Services Ltd
  • Transnet National Ports Authority
  • TT Line
  • UK Ministry of Defence
  • United Arab Shipping Company
  • Valletta Gateway Terminals
  • Vela International Marine Ltd
  • Volos Port Organisation S.A.
  • Wallenius Wilhemsen Lines
  • Wijsmuller Marine Ltd
  • Wilson Sons Group, Portugal
  • Zodiac Maritime Agencies UK

Past students have said...

  • "The course gave me lots of insight into my job and studying at my own pace was wonderful"
    Ismaila Badjie
    Maersk Gambia Ltd
  • "The course was very interesting and it enlightened me about many areas of port management that I was not aware of"
    Mark Hill
    Senior EngineerRoyal Haskoning DHV
  • "I would certainly recommend this course to anyone intending to take up their career in this domain"
    Farrukh Saeed Usmani
    Project CoordinatorMarine Services Company Ltd.
  • "The course is great, it was useful from day one as I could use my knowledge gained from various modules, whilst doing the course. This helped me to tackle day to day problems and deal with other departments of our company"
    Capt Puneet Sharma
    Qatar Petroleum
  • "I got a good insight into areas of my port that I wouldn’t have otherwise"
    Barry Standerline
    VTS OfficerAberdeen Harbour Board
  • "This course has proved invaluable in collating vast quantities of knowledge into an easy to digest synopsis of the port industry and its management"
    Ross McKissock
    Forth Ports Plc
  • "An excellent course that made me explore all aspects of port management"
    Richard Moore
    Senior PilotPort of Tyne
  • "The course materials were very appropriate to the industry and have helped in gaining knowledge in various sectors of the port industry"
    Joel Johnson
    Timekeeper/Operations CoordinatorPoint Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited

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International Association of Ports and Harbours, International Harbour Masters Association & UK Harbour Masters Association members are entitled to a 15% reduction on this course.

Ensure you quote your membership number on the application form.

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