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Starting 12 June 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months (Part-time)

Starting 12 June 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months (Part-time)

Develop your operations, commercial and management knowledge

For all involved in the management of cargo terminals, cargo operations and logistics in sea ports

In Partnership with North Kent College


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Diploma in Terminal Management

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to International Trade Logistics
  • Module 2 -The Role of Ports and Terminals
  • Module 3 -Terminal Operations
  • Module 4 -Health, Safety, Security and environmental Management
  • Module 5 -Terminal Labour and Human Resource Management
  • Module 6 -Management of Terminals
  • Module 7 -Economics of Terminal Operations
  • Module 8 -Managing and Motivating People
  • Module 9 -Legal issues for Terminals
  • Module 10 -Negotiating, Drafting and Managing Contracts
  • Module 11 -Managing Projects

What you'll learn

  • The role of terminals within ports and the supply chain, including the commodities and volumes transported
  • The relationship between the port authority and a terminal operator
  • The various terminal operators and the benchmarking of terminals.
  • The Health & Safety (H&S) of personnel, the security of the terminal and the protection of the environment
  • The careful management of people, training needs, skills mix and performance
  • The themes of business strategy, marketing, business development and sales, pricing and customer service
  • The economics related to the management and operations of the terminal, including budgeting and the financial implications of operational decisions
  • Self-development, leadership and management
  • The legal framework in which terminals operate, looking at the range of complex legislation which surrounds the operation of a terminal
  • The process of engaging in a contract with shipping lines and/or cargo owners the practices and principles of managing a project.

How you will learn

This course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

MBA (Terminal Management) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Terminal 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