PORTS & BERTHS Management, Types and Definition

21-10-2024 - 25-10-2024 3300 Istanbul


Course Introduction:


The Importance of Ports should be considered as one of the most vital aspects of a national transport infrastructure. For most trading nations they are the main transport link with their trading partners and thus a focal point for motorways and railway systems a major economic multiplier for the nation’s prosperity. Not only is a port a gateway for trade but most ports attract commercial infrastructure in the form of banks, agencies, etc., as well as industrial activity. Ports should also be considered as one of the most important aspects of maritime transport because they are the location


Berth is the term used in ports and harbors for a designated location where a vessel may be moored, usually for the purposes of loading and unloading. Berths are designated by the management of a facility (e.g., port authority, harbor master). Vessels are assigned to berths by these authorities.


Most berths are alongside a quay or a jetty (large ports) or a floating dock (small harbors and marinas). Berths are either general or specific to the types of vessel that use them. The size of the berths varies from 5-10m for a small boat in a marina to over 400m for the largest tankers.


Course Objectives:


  • To expose participants to the contemporary issues that drive the development of modern port operations and management
  • To enable participants acquire sufficient knowledge and develop a critical awareness of market dynamics and operational challenges faced by the port industry today.



Who Should Attend?


·         Port and Terminal Managers

·         Transport and Terminal Planners

·         Operations Managers

·         Shipping and Transport Managers

·         Logistics and Supply Chain Professionals

·         Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents

·         Business Development Managers

·         Investor Relations Managers

·         Procurement and Sourcing

·         Sales and Account

·         Management and Transport Consultants

·         Regulatory and Policy Experts



Course Outline:


The Evolution of international trade and its impact on the demand for maritime transport

·         Recent evolution of trade and international transport

·         The rules, procedures and documents of international trade and transport

·         The evolution & development of ship container


Physical Description of a Port

·         Definitions and classifications

·         Presentation and description of the facilities

·         Role, objective, missions of commercial ports

·         Generations of ports

·         Public Sector versus Private Sector

·         Public service ports

·         Private service ports

·         Landlord Ports

·         Methods of privatization

  • The different types of ports
  • The need & structure for a port authority
  • Internal organization of a port authority

·         The value added activities of the port: Centers of distribution, duty free zones, etc…

·         Port berths types & Characteristics and planning:

  • Container Terminal layout
  • Container terminal organization
  • Physical characteristics of vessels influencing berth allocation
  • Factors influencing berth planning from ship side (arrival / departure times) and shore side (number of containers)
  • Real yard allocation of export and import containers


The new competitive advantages of a port

·         Geographical location

·         Internal facilities

·         Availability and quality of port services

·         Cost of port services

·         The information Technology

·         The dynamism and stability of a united port community


List of berth types that can be found in a large port

·   Bulk berth

·   Container berth

·   General berth

·   Lay berth

·   Marina berth

·   Product berth

·   X berth

·   Z berth



·   Formulate long-term perspectives;

·   Assess the external opportunities and threats;

·   Assess the internal strengths and weaknesses;

·   Define the medium-term objectives, possible strategies and precise goals;

·   Choose specific strategies and establish a specific commercial plan;

·   Assess the efficiency of strategies.



·         The contribution of data processing in the ports

·         Presentation of development and the Exchange of Computerized Data in ports

·         Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in port communities



Course Methodology:


A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation



Course Fees:


This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-Outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session


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