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IAPH teams up with APEC and C-MAT to offer International Port Strategy Course

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IAPH teams up with APEC and C-MAT to offer International Port Strategy Course

Online course with readings, recorded content and live sessions aimed at professionals working in the world’s port communities

As part of the objective to increase knowledge-sharing among its membership, IAPH has teamed up with our associate members APEC (Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center) and C-MAT (Center for Maritime and Air Transport) in offering an executive course on the international aspects of port strategy and management.

In an ever-changing world, ports must respond to global, regional and local challenges. The past year has emphasised more than ever the vital role ports play in the global economy. The crucial function of ports for a country’s welfare demands an international strategy to sustain in times of crisis, trade wars and geopolitical shifts. Identifying the external environment and creating a unique competitive position are key elements of an international port strategy. It’s effective implementation is essential for the resilience of every port. The course deals with the major global macro-economic and geopolitical trends and analyse their impact on port platforms, from changing global supply chains, to digitalisation, climate change and energy transition.

Furthermore, content focuses on regional differences and realities in the port sector in China, India, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The final aspect of the course evaluates different international strategies within the port industry and provides the support to participants in designing an international strategy for their own ports.

IAPH Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven commented : “We have cooperated with both APEC and C-MAT on several educational initiatives already and look forward to expanding our collaboration as we seek to offer innovative and creative educational courses to our IAPH membership and beyond for the international port community during this challenging period for us all.”

Lectures will be given by a mix of experienced port professionals, academics and global policy makers. The course will be held online, spread over eight weeks, from 22 February to 14 April. The course covers 70 study hours in a combination of readings, recorded content and live sessions. The live sessions will be planned to best suit the availability of the participants, as these are an essential part of the learning experience. They offer a unique opportunity to interact with our experts and fellow participants, reviewing and discussing progress and assignments.

IAPH members enjoy 20% reduction on the registration price. You can find all details on the APEC website here. Please note that registration closes 8 February.

For more information, please contact Ms Tingting Yao at APEC:


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