Master Class C-MAT Maritime Transport

Antwerp Management School

How long?

  • from 10 days
  • online, in person

Antwerp Management School

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Marketing

Marketing courses will plunge you into the vast field of marketing. In these courses, you will learn a variety of topics that cover each stage of runn...

Read more about Strategy

In order to keep the company that you are managing or your own business competitive, you need to have a clear plan of action, in other words, you must...

Read more about Transportation and Logistics

At the moment, the logistics industry is thriving, providing millions of workplaces all over the world. It is safe to say that almost all the companie...

Reviews

Comprehensive course analysis

Unbiased reviews from past participants
Global companies alumni of this course worked for
Positions of participants who took this course
Countries where most past participants are from
FREE
Individual needs analysis

Who should attend

This course is designed for managers, PhD researchers, higher-level operators and decision-makers working in related fields such as: shipping companies, shipping agents, port terminal operating companies, port authorities, integrated transport chain operators, port associations, banks, public government authorities, brokers, freight forwarders, shippers, stevedores, handling agents, logistics service providers, shipbuilding companies, financial institutes, insurance companies, consultants, IT specialists, policymakers, and all those with an interest in the functioning of and the strategies behind seaport-related activities.

About the course

The C-MAT Maritime Transport course is designed to help staff members from transport-related companies and organizations (e.g. shipping companies, port authorities, terminal operators, airlines and airports) become top-notch executives in the field. The program is divided into 3 separate two-week courses, exploring the topics of Port Economics & Business, Maritime Economics & Business, and Maritime Supply Chains.

  • The course on Port Economics & Business will provide participants with thorough insights and knowledge in the role, the functioning and operations, and the policymaking regarding seaports.
  • The course on Maritime Economics & Business focuses on issues that shape the maritime transport market. How is this market organized? What role do the authorities play? These and other crucial issues will be analyzed by means of economic tools.
  • The course on Maritime Supply Chains provides an in-depth view into the management of maritime supply chains. It also examines how such supply chains can be affected by exogenous trends and events.

All knowledge will be shared by top-level academic faculty, as well as by high-end practitioners, port authorities and policymakers. Participants will be engaged in interactive lectures, field visits and panel debate sessions.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will:

  • have an insight into the functioning of ports and the actors involved;
  • have an understanding of the typologies with respect to port organization and governance;
  • be acquainted with the latest developments in seaports and the impact they have on cost structures and revenues;
  • know how maritime transport is organized;
  • have insights into contemporary maritime developments;
  • know and understand principal theories of shipping market and shipping companies economics;
  • be able to link the issues presented in the different sessions with various resources;
  • be able to produce, present and discuss a research report concerning a maritime economics theme;
  • comprehend the relevant theories and methods, best practices, and emerging innovative techniques to design supply chain processes;
  • be able to link the issues presented in the different sessions with various resources;
  • be able to infer new ideas from flows of information and insights available regarding the maritime supply chain;
  • be able to defend your assignment.

7 reasons to study at C-MAT

  • A strong MSc program that links academic research to contemporary industry know-how and practice.
  • A truly unique international experience and student group.
  • Strong ties with the Belgian and international port and air transport sector.
  • Excursions, company visits, guest lectures, interactive teaching, and evaluation methods.
  • Specialization courses of one or two weeks designed to address current industry challenges and academic research questions.
  • Trend-setting events, conferences, and research.
  • Strong alliances with excellent universities, leading international enterprises, and various public organizations.

Curriculum

Sign up for one, two or three modules and decide for yourself whether you follow the course on campus, or stream live from a location of your choice.

Module 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.

Module 2: Maritime Economics & Business

The module on Maritime Economics & Business focuses on issues that shape the maritime transport market. How is this market organized in practice? What role do the authorities play and how do they impact the behavior of shipping companies? How are price and cargo affected? What kind of business strategies do ship owners pursue? How are market forecasts made? Which kind of vessel is best suited for deployment on specific routes and / or loops, or for specific cargo types? What is the impact of emerging technologies on shipping operations? What is the impact of regulation and legal issues on shipping? These and other crucial issues will be analyzed by means of economic tools.

Module 3: Maritime Supply Chains

Maritime transport is an essential link in many of the global supply chains. At any given moment within a certain chain, there are trade-offs to be made with other links, including in relation to the choice of port and transshipment as well as hinterland services. This course provides an in-depth view into the management of maritime supply chains. It also examines how such supply chains can be affected by exogenous trends and events, such as structural changes in international trade, new developments in the field of digitization and automation in the supply chain, and national and supranational policymaking.

Experts

Patrick Verhoeven

Patrick Verhoeven is part-time assistant professor at the Centre for Maritime and Air Transport Management (C-MAT), where he is co-responsible for the coordination of the Port Economics & Business course. He obtained his PhD in Applied Economics in September 2015 with a doctoral thesis on Eco...

Thierry Vanelslander

Thierry Vanelslander is a professor at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics. He graduated as a doctor in Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp. Until 2013, he was holder of the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on Transport, Logistics and Ports. Until halfway 2009, he was director o...

Christa Sys

Christa Sys is holder of the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on Transport, Logistics and Ports at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics. Until October 2013, Christa Sys was scientific director of the Research Centre on Freight and Passengers Flows. She is course coordinator for Business Env...

Videos and materials

Master Class C-MAT Maritime Transport at Antwerp Management School

From  EUR 2 990$3,610
Add coaching to your course booking

Coaching can personalize and deepen learning for you and your organization.


Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Marketing

During Marketing courses, you will learn how to develop a business idea and create the right website to promote your product. You will gain the skills to analyze your business performance and make key decisions that improve the efficiency of your bus...

Read more about Strategy

Strategy courses contain a large amount of practice. You will be able to analyze the company's performance and make a strategic development plan. All practices are based on real cases that each of you may encounter. The courses will also introduce yo...

Read more about Transportation and Logistics

Transportation and logistics courses mainly focus on global supply chain management and its key features, including air and ocean cargo administration, international documentation, end-to-end supply chain infrastructure, etc. Also, courses show how t...

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.