A Smart Port Connecting Smart People

At APEC, we connect port professionals worldwide, sharing knowledge and expertise in order to enrich personal careers and build ports of the future. 

Excel and Connect  

APEC Training Solutions are designed to help you stay up-to-date with the latest knowledge and skills in the port ecosystem. Our programmes provide opportunities to engage with industry professionals and experts, build relationships, and gain practical experience. By investing in our training, you will improve to handle everyday challenges at work.  

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 Celebration of APEC 20,000th alumnus

On May 29th, APEC Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center celebrated its 20,000th alumnus at the prestigious Errera House in Brussels, in the presence of the Minister-President of Flanders, Jan Jambon, Secretary-General of the Department of Mobility and Public Works, Filip Boelaert and Managing Director of APEC, Kristof Waterschoot. A milestone 47 years after the first training.

Port Courses 2024

  • Strategic Port Masterplanning

    From 02/09/2024 to 11/10/2024
  • Container Terminal Management

    From 09/09/2024 to 20/09/2024
  • Logistique Portuaire

    From 23/09/2024 to 04/10/2024
  • Green Hydrogen – from a port’s perspective

    From 30/09/2024 to 15/11/2024
  • Port Logistics

    From 14/10/2024 to 25/10/2024
  • Port Business Analysis, Development & Marketing

    From 04/11/2024 to 13/12/2024

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Ambika Singh

“The course helped in gaining insights of the working of Port of Antwerp-Bruges International as a Landlord Port, with many learnings for us at JNPA – Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority which is now 100% Landlord Port of India.

Visit to the Terminals at Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Nova Natie, Katoen Natie, NorthSea Port and knowing about their commercial strategies were truly enriching.

The session on sustainability combined with the Port endeavour game added to the learning in a fun way.

Being part of the 21 member group from 13 different countries helped in not only learning about the various global ports they represent but exchanging ideas along with knowing them and their cultures was indeed insightful.”

Ambika Singh, Senior Marketing Manager, JNPA- Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority, India
Port Business Analysis, Development and Marketing, combi course, 2023
Mireille Nkwei

“Du 19 au 30 juin 2023, j’ai pris part à une formation organisée par l’ APEC  dont le thème portait sur la Gestion et Stratégie Portuaire. 

Durant cette formation, nous avons eu des cours théoriques et des descentes  sur le terrain à travers les visites des ports d’Anvers et de Zeebruges  ainsi que les terminaux (DP WORLD, ICO, NIKE) .

Ce que j’ai beaucoup apprécié durant cette formation, ce sont les échanges très instructifs pendant les cours avec les formateurs et participants venant de divers pays.”

Mireille Nkwei, Chef de Service du Contrôle de Gestion, Conseil National des Chargeurs du Cameroun
Gestion et Stratégie Portuaire, cours à Anvers, 2023
Maxine Jacob

“I applied for the APEC Smart Port Technologies course to better understand the technologies being implemented in ports around the world. Even though the course had to be conducted virtually due to the pandemic, it far exceeded my expectations. Over seven weeks, the schedule allowed me to be flexible in meeting work deadlines, whilst attending the online sessions. I would highly recommend the training to anyone interested in the future of work, technology and improving port operations.”

Maxine Jacob, Engineer, Transnet Group Capital, South-Africa
Smart Ports Technologies, Online, 2020
Bondan Winarno

“Having attended the two-week of Health, Safety and Security Course conducted by APEC was anunforgettable experience,the best I have ever had in my life. I have learned so much about how tomanage all important aspects of health and safety for personnel who work at the port, includingsecurity on the vessel, its loads, its passengers, and the port terminal.

In additions, as there were several participants coming from different countries in the world and ourvisit to Port of Antwerp, North Sea Port , and Port of Zebrugge, we have widened our knowledge byunderstanding deeper regarding international cultures presented viaa warm welcome, interactionand good collaboration.

I would like to convey my gratitude to the committee who have arranged the schedule in a very neatmanner for the whole two weeks. You are very good and patient instructors who are openly willing toanswer so many questions from the participants.

In the future, I hope the cooperation with APEC would be improved and be more intensive, so thatyoung generations from Indonesia and other countries would get a valuable opportunity to widentheir knowledge anddevelop a better international class relationship and network.”

Bondan Winarno, Vice President of HSSE, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III(Persero)
Health, Safety & Security, Port Course in Antwerp, 2020
Rociela Molina

“The course was great to put in context the activities that we carry out in our port; the new insights will help us to review what to adjust for further improvement. The most exciting topics were those in which the implementation of technologies for renewable energy generation came up for discussion, raising questions about the applicability in the different ports that we were participating. Also, the presentation of the sustainability objectives provided a useful overview that will help to establish goals and efforts.”

Rociela Molina, Head of Quality and Environmental Management, Port of Veracruz, Mexico
Port Environmental Management & Sustainability, Online, 2020
Umar Faruq Jamaluddin

“I attended the Port Logistics 2022. It started with 4 weeks online program and later continued with the physical session in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium.
The program was attended by people from 13 countries across 3 continents.
The programme amazed me, especially during the physical session in Antwerp.
I grew my knowledge and expanded connections throughout the world, and I really hope that we can continue to be in contact.”

Umar Faruq Jamaluddin, Senior Manager – Project Integration, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia
Port Logistics, combi course, 2022