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Diploma in Port Management

Study the leading port management distance education course - setting the standards for port managers

Starts 13th March 2018

Delivered by tutored distance learning

This course is the leading professional development training programme on managing ports in today’s global economy. Since 1999 the Diploma has been recognised as a foremost qualification for port managers, as well as being used by many governments, port companies and terminal operators as part of their own internal training programmes. It is available both through this distance learning course, as well as by bespoke course delivery by distance learning and instructor led training for larger groups from companies and organisations.

Hear more about the why you should study this fantastic programme


At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Identify the role and organisation of the ports sector within the context of global trade, logistics and supply chain management
  • Assess the ownership and management approaches to ports internationally and the role of the modern landlord port and its relationship to terminal operators, port users and stakeholders
  • Apply effective leadership and management techniques relevant to ports
  • Explain key commercial management principles for ports in business development and financial
  • Explain the regulatory environment and the legal and insurance principles applicable to the port sector
  • Describe effective HSSE management in a port and harbour context

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Qualification: Professional Development Diploma awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 13th March 2018
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees:  TBC + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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This is a very interesting and enriching course with comprehensive modules. I would like to express my deep thanks and gratitude to all as I really have enjoyed and learned a lot from it

Hassan Hedabou,

 Harbour Master Officer, Tanger Med Port Authority

Ideal For:

  • Prospective senior managers and management trainees in the port industry
  • Port and maritime authority personnel seeking career development
  • New and future entrants to the industry such as seafarers and graduates
  • Shipping line managers, shipping agents plus freight, cargo and logistics service providers
  • Government staff, regulators and planners
  • Equipment and service suppliers, industry advisors, investors, legal professionals and consultants
  • Engineering and construction companies, infrastructure and investment managers


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Budha Majumdar
Master Mariner BSc (Hons) AFNI

Budha leads the faculty for the Diploma in Port Management and is a highly experienced ports, shipping and logistics professional who has worked in port and terminal management since 1976. Most recently, he has been involved in the training and education of future port professionals as a Ports and Terminal Consultant and Director of Port Centric Logistics Partners Ltd. During his career he has worked in cargo operations, marine and corporate planning departments as well as central executive for port companies

Budha is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.


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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An excellent course that made me explore all aspects of port management

Richard Moore,

 Senior Pilot, Port of Tyne

Ready to apply?

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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