Maritime, Ports & Shipping

With growing constraints on port capacity, operational efficiency, rising customer requirements, and changing regulatory and institutional frameworks, the pressure is greater than ever on ports to improve productive efficiency and adapt their planning, operational, management and strategic processes to effectively respond to market changes. In this context, port management is experiencing change along four major dimensions: port planning and capacity, port operations and d productivity,and port strategy and management.

Thegeneral objectives of the workshopare:

  1. To expose participants to the contemporary issues that drive the development of modern port operations and management
  2. To enable participants acquire sufficient knowledge and develop a critical awareness of market dynamics and operational challenges faced by the port industry today.
  3. To enable the participants acquires deep understanding of operational scheduling,cargo handling, storage and logistics operations across dry bulk, liquid bulk,containerized, and automated port systems.
  4. The workshop will guide the participants with competencies with competencies and techniques necessary to apply , manage, and evaluate effective solutions and strategies for greater operational efficiency and market adaptability.

In today’s global port and shipping markets, both operators and users are faced with increasing risk constraints and challenges stemming from increasingly complex cargo and terminal operations and tighter safety and security regulations. This 2-day intensive course provides an insightful analysis of the risks, safety and security of ports and terminals allowing companies and organizations to identify and assess various risks, prevent and manage potential incidents, and mitigate their adverse impacts with a view to improving the operational and procedural safety, security and risk management. The course serves as an extensive guide for delegates from management levels to onsite operational staff, and is aimed at a wider audience of stakeholders; terminal operators, shipping companies, port and terminal authorities, safety and security regulators, inter modal transport and logistics providers, shipping agents and freight forwarders, safety and security consultants, risk and insurance professionals, students and academic researchers, etc.

The course will include practical exercises and case study sessions to provide delegates with the necessary confidence and experience to work on the key issues for assessing and managing risks in port terminals and related shipping and logistics businesses.

Employers play an important role in creating workplaces that are inclusive of individuals with disabilities. Formal and informal organizational policies and practices are a key component of what determines whether a workplace is or is not disability-friendly. People with disabilities are largely an untapped resource in the labour market despite the fact that they have immense potential to contribute meaningfully to society and to the business sector in particular. This potential needs to be converted into positive action where people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to contribute and be rewarded for their inherent worth. There is a sound local and international legislative framework for the employment of people with disabilities. Employee recruitment and retention of disabled people has emerged as one of the primary challenges facing employers today. More so than ever before, employers need to develop and implement effective human resource strategies to find and keep the employees they need to complete in the global market place.

Benefit of attending

  • Communicate benefits and rights of persons with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Facilitate equitable representation of persons with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Conduct interventions to remove barriers to persons with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Know, understand and apply relevant legislation
  • Manage talent with regards to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities

Course Overview

As the competitive environment for ports and terminals gets more and more competitive, a range of commercial and strategic planning measures are needed. Shipping alliances are reshaping trade routes, technology is impacting operations, and business development for your port is no longer what it used to be. Developing a strategic business and marketing plan for your port is by far getting more and more complex, and needs to cater to a wide range of market drivers. This 5-days intensive seminar will equip participants with practical issues, case studies and application of concepts for pricing, marketing and strategic development of your facility.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Forces impacting Port Marketing and Business Strategy
  • Shipping and Port Alliances – what to expect and how to manage risk
  • Developing a Port Marketing Plan
  • Types and structure of port markets and services; and the impacts on pricing
  • Pricing for Competitive advantage and Business Development
  • Port Strategic Planning – Trade and Business Development
  • Applied case studies from real life examples

This Peganix training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes lectures with active delegate participation including problem solving and discussions. Several practical examples will be presented, and the focus will be on current best practices. Workshops will include case studies and will be presented with explanation of practical measures necessary for efficient managing of marine pollution problems. Various examples from real-life practice will be included and combined with video animations to help gain the confidence in informed decision making.

This training course will feature:

  • Introduction to the shipping business
  • Legal framework and management of maritime safety and marine environment protection
  • Legal framework and management of the human element
  • Carriage of goods by sea and maritime claims
  • The shipping business and marine insurance

In light of increasing marine environment protection
imperatives, an updated and global understanding
of the marine pollution problem, as well as enhanced
awareness of management systems should be a priority
to everyone involved with the shipping and offshore oil
and gas industries.
This training course provides an overview of marine
pollution agenda, with the focus on emerging trends,
current management systems, and ship-source pollution
management. The training course is designed to provide
a global approach to marine pollution management
integrating, amongst others, the human element,
industry best practices, and recent developments on the
international level.

Training Course Objectives

By attending this Peganix training course, you should
achieve these goals:

  • Identify the challenges relating to marine
environment protection and marine pollution
  • Develop familiarity with current trends and policies
  • Improve their understanding of ship-source marine
pollution management

  • Identify hazards related to offshore oil and gas
operations affecting the marine environment

  • Enhance their understanding of legal management
of marine pollution

The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The ISPS Code is implemented through chapter XI-2 Special measures to enhance maritime security in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974. The Code has two parts, one mandatory and one recommendatory. In essence, the Code takes the approach that ensuring the security of ships and port facilities is a risk management activity and that, to determine what security measures are appropriate, an assessment of the risks must be made in each particular case. The purpose of the Code is to provide a standardised, consistent framework for evaluating risk, enabling Governments to offset changes in threat with changes in vulnerability for ships and port facilities through determination of appropriate security levels and corresponding security measures.


At the end of this Peganix training seminar, delegates should be able to:

  • Define the nature of their facility and how they are affected by the requirements of the ISPS code
  • Identify the mandatory and guidance regulations of the ISPS code
  • Develop risk assessment tools towards the Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA)
  • Construct the 3 levels of the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) with enhanced knowledge of security issues
  • Effectively operate and interact the port facility security plan with the ships security officer and ships master