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Special Courses Program

Port Structure & Facilities

Overall Course Objectives
Identify the basic concepts of port functions and operations and recognize the different types of ports and ports generations, Understand the day-to-day activities of safe and cost effective port Operations

Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Understand guidance and provision of the operational and technical management of general cargo, container, dry bulk and liquid bulk terminals.
• Identify the basic concepts of port functions and operations.
• Explain ports and terminal operations, management systems, mission and values and contribute towards departmental goals and objectives within the organization.

Course content
• Port management & operation – elements to consider.
• Port planning at the national & individual port level.
• Port planning at the terminal level.
• Port functions and core activities – G. cargo terminal.
• RoRo & container terminals.
• Dry & Wet bulk terminals.
• Port reception facilities – (Waste management strategy
• Planning of reception facilities and cost recovery systems.
• Liquid bulk terminal operations
• Public goods and public interest in ports.
• Public service port and Tool port
• Port reform tools
• Port Performance Indicators (PPI) and Analysis -Introduction
• Performance Measurement
• Production measures
• Utilization measures
• Port Performance Indicators (PPI) and Port Congestion

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