Port Design and Management

Start Date: May 2, 2024 End Date: May 4, 2024
Last Date for Application: April 18, 2024 Last Date for Early Bird: April 12, 2024
Programme Fee: 85000 INR

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Early Bird Fee: 79050 INR

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Ports handle dry, bulk liquid, or container cargo to facilitate the movement of goods and services between markets, reducing transport costs and enhancing efficiency. Since the beginning of 2022, more than 85 major port construction projects have been initiated at a total cost of over $45.6bn. The global port infrastructure market size was estimated at USD 151 billion in 2022 and is expected to hit around USD 249.49 billion by 2032. A significant portion of the demand growth also arises from the mandated shift in the modal choice mix from road to waterways. For instance, Port of Rotterdam aims to move from the current truck/barge/rail split of 45/40/15 percent to 35/45/20 percent by 2035.

To increase handling capacity and to cope up with demand fluctuations, many ports are adopting advanced automation in terminal operations, cargo handling, and transportation. Since port infrastructure investments run into billions of USD, an understanding of port design principles and its effect on port performance is crucial. In this program, we would like to specifically focus on how leveraging technology advancements and operational design principles can improve ease of doing business at ports. Further, we will discuss how maritime data sources can be leveraged to improve operational performance including sustainability and remain competitive.

For more information or any questions, contact Suman Verma: suman-exed@iima.ac.in | +91 92277 93191.


Live Webinar

Join us for a Live Webinar and Q&A Session with Prof. Debjit Roy, Faculty Chair, Port Design and Management. In this interactive session, Faculty will share information and answer your questions in real time and share insights about the programme.

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Develop an understanding of port design parameters
  • Link port design parameters to operational performance
  • Discuss the role of port automation and technologies on enabling responsiveness
  • Introduce data-driven opportunities for effective port design and management
  • Plan and design city around ports
  • Terminal Layout Choice
  • Design Decisions at Ports
  • Design Principles for ICD/ CFS
  • Maritime Data Sources, Analytics, and Optimizing Port Performance
  • Technology Choices for Port Automation and Digital Transformation
  • Design Principles for Container Terminals, Bulk Liquid Terminals, and Dry Bulk Terminals
  • Benchmarking Port Performance
  • Operational Strategies to Manage Port Performance
  • Multi-modal Integration
  • Port City Planning and Design

The programme adopts mix of lectures, design exercise, case sessions, and presentations.

The programme is carefully curated for the senior and middle management professionals from Major/ Minor port authority, Private ports, CFS/ ICD Operators, Terminal Operators, Freight forwarders, Custom/ Brokers, Fleet Operators, Technology partners, Inspection and Testing lab operators, Rail Operators, Barge Operators, and Port consultants.

Faculty Chair

Debjit Roy

Programme Faculty