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Certificate in Port Development

Study the essentials of port development and management distance education course - 12 weeks online

Starting 5 October 2020

Delivered by tutored distance learning

NEW FOR 2020! 
Certificate in Port Development

With ports being instrumental to global trade, they need to be able to adapt to and overcome new challenges emerging in the industry, from new technologies to new threats. This course offers an introduction to port development and planning in the long term, with a specific economic focus. 

Designed to provide an overall introduction to port development, this 12-week online programme compliments our Certificate in Port Economics and provides a pathway to our esteemed 12-month Diploma in Port Management.
When: 5 October 2020
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Ideal for:
● Port and maritime authority personnel
● 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
● Industry advisors, investors, legal professionals and consultants
● Planning and development executives

 Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • The port; definition, types and users
  • Stakeholders and port development
  • Trends and developments
  • Planning, uncertainty and resilience
  • Scenarios
  • Forecasting cargo volumes
  • Port financing and investment

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

Course Director


Dr. Peter de Langen

Dr. Peter de Langen is the owner and principal consultant of Ports & Logistics Advisory, based in Malaga, Spain and established in 2013. Peter de Langen is part-time professor at Copenhagen Business School and held a part-time position as professor Cargo Transport & Logistics, at Eindhoven University of Technology, from 2009 to 2016, From 2007 to 2013, Peter worked at Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR), department Corporate Strategy as senior advisor. From 1997 to 2007, he worked at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

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