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Diploma in Port Management

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

Starts 12 March 2019

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Diploma in Port Management

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
When: 12 March 2019
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Ideal for:

  • Early or mid-career ship and port agents wishing to develop their knowledge
  • Experienced agents wishing to update their knowledge and prepare for fresh challenges
  • General managers and operations managers at agency companies
  • Seafarers wanting to move into a shore based role with an agency
  • Professionals wishing to develop a role in ship and port agency
  • Shipping company personnel wishing to understand the work of the agent

 Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction to International Trade and Logistics
  • Introduction to Port Management
  • Regulatory, Legal Issues and Insurance for Ports
  • Managing Marine Operations and Conservancy
  • Port Marketing and Business Development
  • Port Project Management: Principles and Techniques
  • Economics of Port Operations, Port Pricing and Port Financing
  • Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) in Ports
  • Port Labour and People Management
  • Case Study: Current Issues in Port Management

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

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

Course Director

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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.

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

        Richard Moore, Senior Pilot, Port of Tyne

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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 IBC Academy and Middlesex University.


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