Programme in Port Management and Terminal Management

The Port Management and Terminal Management program is a certification course offered by IIT-M Pravartak.


About the course

This Port Management and Terminal Management course provides a comprehensive understanding of logistics, shipping, port operations, container terminals, cargo handling, stevedoring, and essential aspects of the shipping industry.

It covers a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of logistics to the technical aspects of shipping and the application of information technology in logistics.

What will you learn

  • Introduction to shipping and its significance in the global economy.

  • The role of logistics in the economy and organizations.

  • Customer service in logistics.

  • Role and responsibilities of customs brokers, freight forwarders, consolidators, shipping agents, and stevedores.

  • Port operations, port limits, tidal variations, and port charges.

  • Cargo work, types of cargo, packaging, stowage, and maintenance.

  • Ship terminology, cargo calculation, and broken stowage.

  • Bulk cargo handling, moisture content, spontaneous combustion, and project cargo handling.

  • Essentials of logistics, including information technology, inventory control, decision making, statistical analysis, and simulation.

Who is this for

  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career in logistics, shipping, port operations, or cargo management.
  • Fresh graduates looking to enter the shipping and logistics industry.
  • Professionals already working in the field who want to enhance their knowledge and skills.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners involved in shipping, port operations, or cargo management activities.


  • Expert-led training with experienced professionals from the industry.

  • Interactive sessions and hands-on exercises.

  • Practical insights and real-world examples.

  • Networking opportunities with industry experts.


  • Applicants must have completed 12th grade or its equivalent from a recognized educational board.


  • Basic understanding of shipping and logistics concepts is beneficial but not mandatory.

Course content

  • Module 1- Introduction

    • Introduction to shipping
    • Logistics Role in the Economy/Organization
    • Logistics and Customer Service
    • Logistics and supply chain management
    • Five P’s and 7 R’s of Logistics Management
    • Modes of Transportation
    • World Sea Routes
    • Major And Minor Ports In India
  • Module 2- Logistics Services

    • Containerization
    • Ocean Freight Rates -Ocean Freight Calculation
    • ICD, CONCOR, CFS – Functions
    • Customs Brokers
    • Freight Forwarders and Consolidators
    • Shipping Agents
    • Stevedorers
    • Documentation
  • Module 3- Port Operations

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Port Limits, EZ, customs frontier
    • Tidal variations, Natural Harbour, Artificial harbor, Warm water port, All-weather port.
    • Breakwater, out/ anchorage, port conservancy by dredging for a deep berth
    • Different types of Berths
    • Port charges
    • Cargo related charges
    • Role of TAMP
  • Module 4- Container Terminals

    • Facilities in terminals
    • Privatization of terminals
    • Import/export cycle of terminal
    • Last minute connectivity
  • Module 5- Cargo Work

    • Different types of Cargo
    • Different types of Packaging
    • Broken stowage
    • The angle of Repose and Bulk cargo
    • Proper and improper storage
    • Stowage factor and grain/bale capacity
    • Broken Stowage and its importance
    • Maintenance trim and balance
  • Module 6- The Stevedore

    • Importance of Stevedore
    • Knowledge of Stevedore
    • Coordination of Loading and Discharging
    • Selecting the right equipment
    • Right workforce
  • Module 7- Ship

    • Displacement, Standard displacement
    • DWT, GRT, NRT, Lightship, LOA, BEAM
    • Cargo Calculation based on the stowage factor
    • Broken stowage
    • Reason for broken stowage and financial loss
  • Module 8- Cargo

    • Bulk cargo and its nature
    • Moisture content, maximum moisture limit
    • Spontaneous combustion of coal cargo and MSDA certification
    • Working on project cargo
    • Gear safety and certification
  • Module 9- Essentials of Logistics

    • Applications of Information Technology
    • Inventory Control
    • Decision Making
    • Statistics of Service
    • Technical Aspects of Shipping
    • Simulation Analysis
₹ 29500
₹ 35000
IIT-M Pravartak Certification Course
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70 hours

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  • IIT-M Pravartak Certification
  • Comprehensive Content
  • Industry expert instructors
  • Case studies and Real-world examples
  • Time flexibility
  • Cost-effective
  • Live sessions
  • Mentorship sessions
Live Sessions
Job Roles
  • Port Operations Executive
  • Port Operations Assistant
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Assistant
  • Documentation Executive
  • Documentation Assistant
  • Customs Clearance Executive
  • Customs Clearance Assistant
  • Freight Forwarding Executive
  • Freight Forwarding Assistant
  • Container Terminal Operations Executive
  • Container Terminal Operations Assistant
  • Stevedoring Assistant
  • Inventory Control Executive
  • Shipping Operations Executive
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