Training course in port operations, fostering better port services for goods
Accessing specialised training in the operations that take place within a port, both from a service and an operational perspective, will help members across the transport spectrum to understand and hence better plan their transport operations more efficiently and safely. The practical workshops will also help bring the participants closer to the port community, and help them understand maritime logistics, its actors and their roles.
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Included in the tuition are all activities listed in the programme, the training materials and the diploma. Prices subject to change.
To provide training in port operations for goods.
To show port operations and port facilities in detail and from a
To offer deep insight to types of terminals, cargo particularities and
* Recommended previous knowledge: Basic knowledge of maritime transport
- Students of port management, nautical and maritime transport, transport management and logistics
- Early or mid-career ship and port agents wishing to expand their knowledge
- Shipping company personnel wishing to understand the work of the agent
- Port terminal personnel wishing to understand how port operations and services work
The course on Port Operations is highly specialised. The contents are divided into workshops and lectures complemented by audiovisual material. The classes are interactive and the students are encouraged to participate actively. The documentation will be handed out both in hard and electronic copy. At the end of the course, successful participants will receive a diploma.
Introduction: Cargoes and their particularities
Port security: Areas division, regulations and planning
Infrastructure and functions of the Border Inspection Post
Quality team (EQ: containers, vehicles & other goods)
Risk management: Dangerous goods and emergencies
Passenger services / loading and unloading of vehicles
Land services to the merchandise: Rail/ road transport
Course was very well organized. There were no delays. Lecturers were knowledge of the topics they were presenting.
M’ha semblat molt interessant, ben pensat i ben conduït per l’Escola i el seu personal.
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