Container Terminal Planning, Management and Development


About the Program

This course will provide a fundamental understanding of how containerized commerce drives container terminal operations, and how those operations drive infrastructure. The course will show how the demands for capacity, efficiency, and safety drive equipment selection, properties, and impacts configuration and layout of wharf, yard, gate, rail, and support areas. It will also demonstrate how these demands impact building sizing, placement, and access patterns, human movements and activities on the terminal and the essentials of the basis of design. Although specific to containers, many of the concepts are applicable to the design of roll-on/roll-off, breakbulk, and dry bulk port operating facilities. Similarities and differences will be highlighted. This course is also designed to provide participants with the high level of expertise necessary to operate container terminals effectively and profitably. During this course, participants will have the opportunity to study the best practices in the management, operation and commercial dynamics of container terminals. In addition, this course addresses the trends shaping the development of container terminals such as the drivers of container growth traffic, innovative equipment, ever-larger ships, and developing trade routes requiring new container terminals. As operational facilities continue to grow and competition gets stronger, the focus being placed on efficiency, costs and service becomes more important.

Who Should Attend this Program

This course is ideal for:  Port authority master planners  Port authority engineering designers  Consulting port planners and engineers  Terminal development or operating company engineers  Goods movement transportation professionals  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

Course Content
  • 1. Container Terminal Operation: Innovations, Trends, Competition and Business Models :
  • 1.1 Innovative Container Terminals to Improve Global Container Transport Chains
  • 1.2 Container Terminal Operations: Current Trends and Future Challenges
  • 1.3 Container Port Competition in Europe and Asia
  • 1.4 Choosing a Business Model of Container Terminal Operations (CTO)
  • 2. Shipping Liners: Tactical and Operational Management
  • 2.1 Empty Container Repositioning (ECR)
  • 2.2 Port Operator Operating Options, Production, and Cost
  • 2.3 Liner Shipping and Disruption Management
  • 2.4 Ship Route Schedule-based Interactions between Container Shipping Lines and Port Operators
  • 3. Shippers and Global Supply Chain Management
  • 3.1 Efficient Global Container Transport Network Design
  • 3.2 Ocean Transport and the Facilitation of Trade
  • 3.3 Modelling Global Container Freight Transport Demand
  • 3.4 Hinterland Transportation in Container Supply Chains