Port Management courses

Specialised programmes

Port Management Courses

The logistics and ports sector is a fast-growing global field. Companies worldwide are looking to hire port management experts and are willing to offer them a good salary. Being a successful professional in the field of port management requires skills, knowledge and work experience.

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Port management

What is Port management? 

Port management refers to the process of overseeing and regulating the operations and activities of a port facility. The main goal of port management is to ensure that the port operates efficiently and effectively

That is why the port manager is responsible for maintaining port infrastructure, managing port operations, ensuring safety, managing cargo handling, managing customs procedures and promoting trade and economic growth through port activities. 

Such activities can be carried out by industrial organisations, logistics and service firms, as well as humanitarian agencies. 

Port management involves a range of tasks such as:

  • Developing and implementing strategies for the growth and development of the port. 
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, such as safety and environmental regulations. 
  • Managing relationships with port stakeholders, such as shipping lines, cargo owners, and government agencies. 
  • Coordinating the allocation of berth space and other resources within the port. 
  • Overseeing the maintenance and repair of port infrastructure, such as berths, cranes, and other equipment 
  • Ensuring the safety and security of staff and cargo within the port facility. 
Port management agreements

What are port management agreements ? 

Port management agreements are made between countries or entities and aim to define the conditions for managing and operating a specific port or ports. These agreements are usually concluded when a port is owned or operated by one country or entity, but is located in another country or serves as a gateway for international trade. 

These agreements can take many forms depending on the specific circumstances and needs of the parties involved. They aim to establish a framework for the efficient and effective management of the port and to ensure that all parties’ interests are protected. Ports are generally key crossing points for the movement of goods and people between countries.

These agreements typically cover issues such as the scope of port operations, the responsibilities of the parties involved, the sharing of revenue and expenses, the allocation of resources, and the management of risks and liabilities. 

Overall, port management agreements play a major role in promoting international trade and economic development. 

Why join a training course in Port management? 

The logistics and port management programme aims to equip you with skills in all roles linked to the overall management of logistics flows, organising international transport, and managing transport hub facilities such as port terminals in a global environment. Also learn to appreciate the role of technology and emerging innovations within the logistics field. 

By joining a comprehensive port management programme, develop knowledge and skills in logistics management and transportation process. Benefit from the involvement of regional experts in international trade who provide appropriate understanding and groundings on how ports are operating.  

This management programme includes courses such as basics of logistics and Supply Chain management, warehousing and distribution management. The programme also includes courses such as low carbon logistics, Supply Chain audit, multimodal transport, risk and security management… 

Benefit from teaching methods that integrate theoretical modules and multiple real-life situations – Serious games, business challenges, field visits – and prepare students to make strategic decisions as a team, considering the constraints that may impact organisational performance.  

Port management and logistics training 

EM Normandie has an expertise of over 40 years in logistics and port management. 

All logistics and supply chain courses are taught in Le Havre, a leading port town, facilitating collaboration with industry and port stakeholders through challenges, seminars and company visits.

Generalist programmes with a Supply Chain, Port or logistics major

Specialised programmes in logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics business environment

How the logistics business environment is evolving? 

The logistics and transport sector is essential to a country’s economic growth, as it links different parts of the economy. The employment market is large and expected to grow sustainably over the next years 

The constant growth of e-commerce supported by new technologies, the associated consumption habits and the impact of big data are creating changes and forcing companies, especially in the industrial sector, to rethink their organisation and how their systems work.  

New skills are expected, such as interdisciplinary skills, and a greater ability to thrive in an international and multicultural environment, where mobility and the ability to assemble virtual teams are crucial for success. 

Professionals in this sector must be skilled in all aspects of the overall management of logistics flowsinternational transport organisation and operations management. They must also be aware of the supply chain trends and have good analytical skills to perform in this field.

Career opportunities in Port management 

There are currently over 2 million logistics jobs in France, and this sector is still growing.  

After training in the field of logistics and port management, professionals may work in a wide variety of sectors, including transport, mass retail or industrial production as well as services such as banking or Insurance. 

After their degree in port management, they may work as:

  • Container Fleet Manager 
  • International Transport Coordinator 
  • Port Safety Consultant 
  • Combined Transport Flow Manager 
  • Port Operations Officer 
  • Marine Berth Planner 
  • Supply Officer 
  • Project Engineer in Logistics 
  • Operational Cost Manager 
  • International Customer  
  • Relationship Manager 

In the fields of supply chain and logistics management, professionals may access positions such as: 

  • Supply Chain manager 
  • Logistics manager 
  • Operations and supply chain manager 
  • Supply Chain planning manager 
  • Global procurement manager 
  • Global sourcing manager 
  • International transportation coordinator 
  • Operational cost manager 
  • Customer relationship management…