• To provide training in port operations for vessels.

  • To show port operations and port facilities in detail and from a

    practical perspective.

  • To offer deep insight into maritime logistics, its actors and roles.

Recommended previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of maritime transport.


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.



  • The port community and port operations: terminals, cargoes and agents

  • Services to vessels: Vessels, actors and services aids to navigation – system of supervision and control of the navigation aids of the Port of Barcelona

  • Environmental management of the port area

  • Industrial security

  • ISPS code

  • Efficiency network: Quality Plan for vessels

  • Suppliers (food, working materials,…)

  • PORTIC: Call request, customs & documentation

  • The port of the future


  • Visit to the Port of Barcelona
  • Visit to a tugboat operator
  • Visit to a mooring operator
  • Visit to the pilots corporation
  • Visit to port VTS Barcelona Port Control
  • Visit to MARPOL facilities
  • Visit to bunkering facilities
  • Visit to the harbour master / maritime rescue

Participant profile

  • 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


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Others (contact us)




5 days (8 – 14h)

Tuition per person