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Port Management and Operations Course


Course Start End Training Agency Closing Date for Nomination
Port Management and Operations
19 Nov 201230 Nov 2012PSA Institute, PSA Corporation Limited26 Oct 2012
Course CategoryPort Management
Open to countries under these programmes

(i) SCPTA Developing Countries 
(ii) SIDSTEC Developing Countries

Course Objectives

This course provides participants with an insight into Singapore’s experience in change management, operations and administration systems. Emphasis is on planning, organising and use of resources to ensure high service levels to port users.

Course Synopsis & Methodology
Instructional method will include lectures, open discussions and site visits.

Topics to be covered are:

  • Introduction to Singapore ports
  • Role and functions of ports
  • Administration of the marine function
  • Navigation and traffic control
  • Planning & operations – conventional cargo terminal
  • Transit shed and warehouse operations
  • Freight station operations
  • Container ship and yard operations
  • Ship stowage planning
  • Quay transfer operations
  • Measures of port productivity
  • Dangerous goods regulations
  • Modern concepts in maritime safety
  • Port equipment maintenance
  • Pricing of port services
  • IT applications to improve port efficiency
  • Human resource development
Class Size20
Participant Profile

Applicants should be:

  • Mid to senior level port officials
  • Nominated by their respective Governments
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • In good health