Port & Terminal Management (Online Seminar)

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    Dates: 26/02, 28/02, 05/03, 07/03, 12/03, 14/03, 22/03, 26/03, 28/03 & 02/04

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    Duration: 10 Online Sessions

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    Hours: 19:30 – 21:30 (GMT +2)


  • Fees: 600 € (Including tuition fees & reading material)
    ICS Members are eligible to a discount 20% on all HMC Professional Maritime Seminars.




In the fast-paced world of 21st-century trade, port and terminal managers face the challenge of meeting rising demand driven by global expansion. The pressures of globalization have intensified competition in cargo markets, making enhanced productivity a critical factor for economic survival. This course comprehensively explores all operational facets of port functions, covering financing, legal considerations, planning, operations, marketing, competition, equipment, and infrastructure. Designed by leading industry experts, the course delves into management techniques that enhance services and maximize profit potential.


Ports & Their Functions

Ship Types & Cargoes

Port Management 

Competition & Marketing


Port Planning

Port Finance

Port Equipment, Buildings, Cargo Handling Equipment

Port Ownership

Legal Aspects of Port Management



The seminar will be delivered exclusively online through fully tutored learning sessions. Upon registration, you will receive an email with webinar information and joining instructions. No special equipment is required except a camera and a microphone for participation.

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Ports and Terminal Management Personnel, Port Authority Personnel, Port Operations Professionals, Logistics and Freight Forwarding Executives, Sector Consultants, Port Agents, Port Captains, and Officers.

Tutors & CVs

Neil Davidson, Port Sector Expert

Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the port sector, retiring in 2020 and retaining an interest in, and passion for the sector. A graduate in International Transport from the Department of Maritime Studies, Cardiff University, his initial industry experience included working for Lloyd’s of London and the Medway Ports Authority, Sheerness, UK. He then spent 8 years in the Port of Tilbury, London, specialising in market research and business planning. He was closely involved in the successful management buy-out of the port in 1992 and its subsequent trade sale to Forth Ports plc in 1995. He also gained freeport status for the port, acting as Freeport Manager for 2 years. He joined Drewry Shipping Consultants in 1997 and founded the company’s ports practice, contributing to both single-client consultancy work and publications through to 2020. His consultancy experience included participation in port projects in locations including Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. This covered assignments such as market studies, traffic and revenue forecasting, privatisations, strategic analyses and M&A due diligence. He was author and editor for Drewry’s port publications and has spoken at numerous industry conferences and seminars worldwide, as well as lecturing students.

Andrew Francis, Ports & Shipping Consultant

Andrew Francis is a professional in ports operations and development with an experience of over 35 years. Experienced in operations delivery, business leadership and transformation, and most recently, in the Corporate Human Resources function of a global leader in port operations and trade facilitation. Has worked globally, including Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Caribbean.

Andrew has been a Container Terminal Manager at Port of Bristol and Port of Liverpool.

Then, he joined P&O Ferries North Sea, responsible for safe and efficient operation of 4 passenger and freight Ro-Ro terminals. He was responsible for safe and efficient operation of 4 passenger and freight Ro-Ro terminals. He implemented major cost-saving initiatives and projects including implementation of trans-lifter / cassette system, dynamic labour rostering, terminal layout changes and rationalization of passenger terminals. He was responsible for vessel deployment in liaison with Fleet Dept. on port services, safety management and incident management system.

Andrew, then, worked for DP World as Head of Global Operational training and Development and as Director at DP World Institute. He was responsible for the management and delivery of all DP World Institute programmes and training solutions globally, as well as the leadership of all terminal business and operational initiatives. This role involved a high degree of integration and cooperation with the Talent Management team, Regional and Business Unit leaders, ensuring integrated use of resources to meet Corporate Human Capital objectives globally, and aligning L&D solutions to position-based competency standards and business needs. Now, Andrew is working independently on short, medium and longer-term global projects, advising and supporting related organisations in the development of people, resources and business activities in the ports, maritime and logistics sectors.

He holds a higher Diploma in Marine Engineering from Glasgow Nautical College and MBA from University of Wales.