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Certificate in Container Terminal Operations & Management

Operation, management and commercial understanding of the container terminal business by tutored distance learning

Commences: 6th June 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

This course examines the essentials of container terminals from all angles, providing detailed knowledge and practical information for those wishing to increase or update their understanding.

To understand and be part of this dynamic sector, you need a detailed knowledge of container terminals and the trends shaping their development: the drivers of container traffic growth, ever-larger ships, innovative equipment, and evolving trade routes requiring new container terminals. As more facilities become operational, competition increases and the focus on costs, efficiency and service delivery becomes even more crucial.


  • Understand how the container, shipping and terminal businesses have evolved, and how they continue to change
  • Appreciate the different types of containers used in trade, the ships transporting them, and implications for terminals
  • Evaluate the role of container terminals in global trade
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the different elements of container terminal operations and the full cycle of ship, yard and gate activities
  • Appraise key health, safety, security and environmental issues in container terminals and how they are managed
  • Comprehend the economics and commercial aspects of container terminal operations

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 6th June 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2014 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
15% discount for IAPH members
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

Personally I found it was an excellent course, well arranged and full of information. It has improved my knowledge of the container business and will go a long way in my development as a port employee

Larry James,


  • Terminal and port operators
  • Container shipping owners, managers, brokers and charterers
  • Freight, cargo and intermodal logistics service providers, stevedores, forwarders and operators
  • Port and maritime authorities, management, regulators and consultants
  • Terminal providers and developers
  • Related professionals in insurance, law, finance, planning and government
  • All graduates and new employees

Budha Majumdar,
Ports and Terminals Consultant

Budha is a highly experienced ports, shipping and logistics professional who has worked in port and terminal management since 1976.

During his career he has worked in the departments of marine, cargo operations, corporate planning and central executive, gaining a broad experience and knowledge of the global ports industry and the needs of the customers they serve.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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It was very interesting and useful. It presented a very detailed scope of the Container Terminal and the information is up-to-date which is very important

Ollincuauhtli Mendez Ramirez, 

ICAVE Container Terminals HPH Mexico

Please be aware this course was formerly delivered by IBC Academy - we're aligning our business and it's the same great course but now with Lloyd's Maritime Academy

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Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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Formerly delivered by IBC Academy – we’re aligning our business and it’s the same great course but now with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy