Workshop and Study Tour on Port Operations and Supervision

Program Date

12 Aug 16 Aug 2024

Program Location

Bursa, Türkiye

Program Venue

Tugcu Hotel

Registration & Payment Deadline

20 Jun 2024

Program Introduction

Ports continue to be important transportation hubs facilitating the movement of goods worldwide. As trade expands globally ports are expected to strengthen their capacities by increasing efficiency and investing in infrastructure to support larger vessels. Market-responsive ports are the ones that remain competitive, attracting more businesses whilst meeting the standards of accountability.

To render ports economically efficient and viable sound supervision skills and a detailed understanding of their operations are vital. This workshop and study tour has been exclusively created by Risalat to aid the development of port supervisors and other professionals that are heavily involved in operational activities associated with cargo and passenger transfer. Throughout this program, we will cover the types and functions of port terminals in-depth as well as their management, operation, and maintenance.

Target Audience

Workshop and Study Tour on Port Operations and Supervision in Bursa, Türkiye is aimed at:

  • Senior and mid-level managers in the port industry
  • Port and maritime authority personnel
  • Shipping line managers and agents
  • Freight, cargo, and logistics service providers
  • Government personnel, regulators, and planners
  • Infrastructure and investment managers

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of the training course, its delegates shall be able to:

  • Understand the importance and role of ports as well as their patterns of operation
  • Comprehend port operations and their handling in detail
  • Analyze the possibilities of developing ports and their infrastructure
  • Assess port viability as well as its financial standing and effectiveness of pricing
  • Form a detailed understanding of all business areas essential to port managers and supervisors
  • Define tech solutions that may be applied to the development of specific ports
  • Work on the enhancement of port capabilities and operational effectiveness

Program Contents

Workshop Sessions 

  • Ports, International Trade, and Policy
  • Understanding Shipping, its role, patterns, and features
  • Ship Types and Fleet
  • Ports, Canals, and Waterways
  • Ports and Terminals
  • Port Operations and their handling
  • Equipment for container and cargo handling
  • Port Services
  • Developing Ports
  • Port Masterplans and Engineering
  • People Management and Labor in Ports
  • Port Economics, Pricing, and Financing
  • HSE in Port Operations
  • Essential Skills for Port Managers and Supervisors
  • Technology and Automation in Port Operations
  • Contemporary Ports and Sustainability

In addition to the sessions above, program delegates to attend the following study visits and exposure:

  • Exposure visits around the local port and real-time observance of port operations
  • Panel meeting with local port management and exchange of knowledge and best practices
  • Study visits on port technology, automation, and their application

Program Methodology

The Workshop and Study Tour on Port Operations and Supervision in Bursa, Türkiye is a highly practical program exclusively designed by Risalat. Content is scheduled to be delivered alongside modern adult-learning principles with a key focus on the practical application of the material covered. Workshop sessions will ensure to formation essential understanding of needed concepts and practices. Case studies and video demonstrations will be used to reinforce participant comprehension and complement tailored group assignments. Study tours shall be aimed at the exchange of best practices and knowledge transfer between the partner organization and the delegates.

Host Country Profile

Located on the Euro-Asia Border, Türkiye is a significant player in the international shipping arena. For the year 2021, Turkish seaports reported handling 526.3 million tons of cargo. Local ports receive tens of thousands of vessels of different sizes yearly.

The Gemlik port of Bursa is a pivotal zone for all industrial imports and is among the oldest major ports in Türkiye. Operations run 12-18 hours daily with extensions for certain periods with up to 237’000 arrivals annually.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report