Port Management & Concessions

From 22/04/2024 to 31/05/2024

Combi courses English
From 22/04/2024 to 17/05/2024
From 27/05/2024 to 31/05/2024
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Understanding legal, economic, financial and environmental factors will determine the success of a port governance model.

Keeping up with the latest trends, and best practices in the field of port governance is therefore essential.

For whom

Executive directors and managers that are active in overall port management, port (development) strategy, regional development strategy (with ports as a driver for regional development), planning & development (commercial and infrastructure) and port relations (port-government-communities).


This programme is designed to help experienced port professionals make informed decisions about short-, medium- and long-term investments and developments in ports. It provides navigational tools that enable users to take calculated risks and optimize their port investments.

The programme consists of 4 modules:

Port Governance

  • Port governance models encompass the rules and structures that oversee port operations, crucial for sustainable port development. These models often involve Public-Private Partnership (PPP) structures, where both public and private sectors collaborate in managing ports.

Concessions Policy

  • A concession policy is crucial for a port because it enables private sector involvement in port development, operation, and management. This not only promotes investment and efficiency but also helps the port adapt to changing industry demands and grow its capacity while maintaining transparency and accountability.

Port Management

  • Port management is the administration and operation of ports, critical nodes in global trade. It encompasses tasks such as infrastructure optimization, cargo handling efficiency, security, and sustainability. Effective management enhances port competitiveness and economic impact, meeting the needs of stakeholders while ensuring smooth and efficient operations. 

Pricing Policy

  • A pricing policy is vital because it determines the fees and charges levied on services, goods, and vessels, directly impacting revenue generation and competitiveness. It must strike a balance between generating income for sustainable development and remaining attractive to shipping companies and traders, ensuring the port’s long-term viability and growth. 

Live week in Antwerp

Site visits to different companies, terminals and warehouses in and around the port area and customs at Port of Antwerp-Bruges.

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