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Starting 11 March 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 11 March 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

The leading professional development training programme on managing ports in today’s global economy

Professional development in port and harbour management, port administration and port operations for the global maritime supply chain

Still accepting applications for the March intake


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Diploma in Port Management

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to International Trade and Logistics
  • Module 2 - Introduction to Port Management
  • Module 3 - Regulatory, Legal Issues and Insurance for Ports
  • Module 4 - Managing Marine Operations and Conservancy
  • Module 5 - Port Marketing and Business Development
  • Module 6 - Port Project Management: Principles and Techniques
  • Module 7 - Economics of Port Operations, Port Pricing and Port Financing
  • Module 8 - Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) in Ports
  • Module 9 - Port Labour and People Management
  • Module 10 - Port Masterplans and Port Engineering
  • Case Study: Current Issues in Port Management

What you'll learn

  • Understand the role of shipping and ports in the global logistics supply chain
  • Identify the legal basis for the establishment of ports
  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of the harbour master within the port management structure
  • Appraise competition and competitive dynamics in the ports industry
  • Analyse the port economics landscape
  • Discuss the importance of an HSSE culture in the port sector
  • Develop a multi-lateral inter port communications, cooperation and data sharing strategy

Assessed and awarded by North Kent College

Delivered in partnership between the National Maritime Training Centre at North Kent College and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the course continues to be the ideal professional development course for existing ship managers, prospective ship managers and for those who work alongside the ship management sector.  

MBA (Port Management) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Port Management has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Middlesex University.

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs