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Diploma in Port Management

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

Starts 11 March 2021

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: 11 March 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
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

 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.


  • 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
  • Port Masterplans and Port Engineering
  • 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.

Course Director


Neil Wiggins
Dover Harbour Board

Neil leads the faculty for the Diploma in Port Management and is a highly experienced ports, shipping and logistics professional with over 30 years’ experience working in the maritime and logistics sector. He is Managing Director of IVOPS Ltd., focussed on supplying operational expertise to owners and operators of container vessels and operations development consultancy and training to container terminal operators.

Neil currently holds position as Independent Non-Executive Director of Dover Harbour Board, overseeing the administration and maintenance of the Port of Dover.

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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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 Supported and Approved by IHMA and UKHMA.

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

Richard Moore, Senior Pilot, Port of Tyne


Members of the IAPH are eligible for a 15% discount on the fees for this 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

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