Dubai, 26-28 Nov 2019

3 day Masterclass

Ports and Shipping



Learn from a highly experienced practitioner on a range a key elements of ports and shipping: from evolution through to decline and re-invention, as well as insight into international legislation, insurance and key documentation.

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Learn about the financing, construction and operations of ports

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Understand regulatory controls, international legislation, health and safety and security

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Understand ships and shipping: documentation, terminology and payment terms


These are exciting times for countries with developing economies and for ports needing to execute changes to address the ever-growing size and type of ships making port calls. 
This comprehensive three-day course has been designed to enable you, in a non-technical way, to learn more about the broad view of the ports and shipping industry, including the important inter-relationship with the hinterland and the need for an efficient supporting infrastructure. You will benefit greatly from the hands-on expertise of your trainer - an industry veteran.   


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In just 3 days you will:

  • Gain a broad understanding of ports from evolution through to modern ports construction and operations, as well as some insight into future ports developments as ships become ever larger
  • Understand the different activities as well as the different ports management models, different financial holdings in ports and a high-level cost analysis on the investment required in the construction and operating of a modern port
  • A viable port is only as good as its strategic location and its infrastructure, so delegates will learn about its very important relationship with the hinterland
  • Learn about ships and shipping, including documentation, terminology, payment terms, law and insurance

Meet your instructor

Terry Malone teaching Ports and Shipping for Terrapinn Training

Terry Malone is an active operational shipping and logistics industry man.
Originally based in the UK port city of Liverpool, Terry attained directorships at companies associated with global liner shipping, heavy-lift shipping, port agency, chartering, freight forwarding & warehouse operations.

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Ports
  • Shipping Companies
  • Marine Insurance Companies
  • Port & Maritime Suppliers
  • Brokers
  • P&I associations
  • Maritime Law Businesses
  • Shipping Lines & Agents
  • Logistics Services
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Government & Regulators

Who will attend:

  • C-Level Executives
  • Middle/Upper Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Analysts

Course Agenda

  • Big Picture
  • Speed Networking
  • A brief history of ports
  • Function of a port – small through to large regional port
  • Evolution of ports & ports development
  • Case Study – The evolution and decline of a major port
  • Port Functions
  • Port Authorities & Port Holdings
  • Reasons to invest in a particular port
  • The global landscape of port owners & operators
  • Short and long-term terminal investment goals
  • Cost Analysis for major port projects
  • Typical configuration of a container terminal
  • Terminal handling equipment
  • Case Study - A new container port in Shanghai
  • Commercial & Marketing
  • Case Study – From relative decline, how an older port can re-market itself
  • Shipping
  • Main players in port/shipping operations
  • Shipping Terms, Conventions & legislation
  • Chartering; Liners, Tankers & Bulk Carriers
  • Maritime Law
  • The Container Revolution – from its beginning until now
  • Supply and Demand in the Shipping Market
  • Shipping Market Cycles
  • Inter-modalism - what is it?
  • Comparison of transport modes
  • Port hinterland – connecting ports to markets
  • Intermodal transport
  • Inland port and freight villages
  • Regulation, Security, ‘green’ initiatives
  • Why a transport policy?
  • Changing policy trends
  • Safety & security in ports & for freights
  • Port environmental management
  • The environmental landscape
  • Emissions reduction strategy & challenges
  • “Green” ports and the greening of the supply chain
  • Wrap

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

The earlier you book, the more you save…

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  • “The course effectively gave me a broader understanding of the ports industry”

    - Corporate Legal Services Officer, International Container Terminal Services Inc

  • “Ten out of ten - this course was excellent and provided me with fundamental knowledge of the ports sector”

    - Past attendee, China Investment Corporation

  • “The course was inspiring and increased my knowledge of the ports business.”

    - Past attendee, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia


We can come to you too! If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course? Our experts come to you and the course is tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or (Asia Pacific)
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