Course 1: Port Economics & Business
This two-week module on Port Economics & Business will provide participants with thorough insights into, and knowledge of, the role, functioning, operations and policymaking concerning seaports. This knowledge will be shared by top-level academic staff of C-MAT and its scientific partner network, as well as by high-end practitioners, port authorities and policymakers. Participants will be actively engaged in interactive lectures, field visits and panel debate sessions. During the first week, the course will deal in detail with the typology and role of port actors, technical-nautical-labor aspects of ports, passenger and freight services, port traffic forecasting, port governance and internationalization, port productivity measurement and port pricing strategies.
During the second week, economic, regulatory, safety, environmental and social policy strategies will be discussed. Specific issues such as infrastructure and terminal finance, congestion solving, hinterland strategies and port innovation will be tackled. The course content is based on first-hand research results from members of TPR and its network, and on the wide experience of decision-makers at port terminal operating companies, port authorities, integrated chain operators, port associations and banks. During the module, there will be plenty of opportunity for interaction with other participants and with the lecturers.