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Port logistics

November 16 - December 18


Ports are the gateways of goods for export and import. Ports all over the world therefore are striving to enhance and sustain efficiency and competitiveness whilst minimizing transaction costs to capture a greater market share. To achieve these goals, ports worldwide are looking at their operations from a port logistics and supply chain management point of view.


The course on Port Logistics is an integrated course which tackles all aspects of modern logistics and supply chain management in relation to the maritime business. It focuses on the importance of customer service achieved by efficient, cost-effective handling and distribution of goods. This programme will enable port professionals to define effective logistic networks to ensure customer satisfaction and long term port sustainability.

After this programme,

  • You will have an overview of the latest developments, knowledge and practices taking place in logistics and supply chains within the shipping and port industry,
  • You will understand the impact of supply chain integration and maritime logistics value,
  • You will understand the role of ports in the global supply chain and gain a global perspective on the increasingly key area of logistics,
  • You will understand all the aspects of logistics and transportation of goods, including container shipping, breakbulk and exceptional cargo, and port-centric logistics,
  • You will realise the importance of value added logistics and supply chain management and understand how port logistic centres with added value inputs can generate additional economic activity in and around the port area,
  • You will be able to analyse inter-modal connectivity and hinterland relations and define your hinterland strategy,
  • You will be familiar with customs regulations and integrated and omni-channel logistics,
  • You will understand the impact of big data, technology and innovation on port operations and port logistics

During the course, we will visit the Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge and North Sea Port (Ghent). Site visits include several logistics companies and terminals within the Port of Antwerp.


This port course is targeted towards everyone who is directly or indirectly involved in logistics and supply chain management in relation to the maritime business.

The topics discussed are relevant to

  • managers of port authorities and terminals who wish to develop their port logistics,
  • managers of forwarding companies, shipping agents, cargo brokers, shipping companies, rail operators, terminal operators & other logistic players,
  • staff of ministries of transport, maritime affairs, trade and industries, customs and excise

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Standard tariff € 1.400
APEC Alumni € 1.260


An additional discount is applicable for multiple participants from the same organisation. Please contact the APEC project executive for more information.

The price includes all course material, personal coaching from our experts during the entire duration of the course and a certificate of completion.

There are scholarships available for the citizens of some countries. For more information on countries entitled to apply for a scholarship, please check our FAQ section.


The agenda of the course will be communicated before the start. Over the 8 weeks, there will be 60 study hours in a combination of readings, recorded content, interactive and live sessions. The live sessions will be planned to best suit the availability of the participants as they are an essential part of the learning experience. The sessions offer a unique opportunity to interact with our experts and your co-participants. They serve as a moment of review and discussion of your progress and assignments.


Please click here to apply for this course. You will receive a confirmation with payment information afterwards. There is a maximum of 35 participants per course to ensure the possibility of personal guidance and interaction for each participant. There is no selection procedure, participation will be granted by a first come, first served principle.

Final date to apply for the course: 09/11/2020


November 16
December 18
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Carolien De Vries
+32 3 205 2370