Maritime Supply Chain Management

About 90% of the world trade is carried by the international maritime shipping industry. Being the vital link between sea and land, this amount of seaborne trade also has a significant impact on ports. Being a competitive industry, ports have to focus on efficiency, effectiveness and cost reduction in the maritime supply chain. Good hinterland connections, including shortsea shipping, contribute significantly to the attractiveness of ports and terminals. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of the transport, logistics and supply chain, as well as the connections to ports and terminals. Ports and terminals play a central role in the connection between the water and land domain of the maritime supply chain. In relation to this, legal components play an important role as well, just as the brokering and chartering of ships.


The Maritime Supply Chain Management (MSCM) programme includes all aspects of the modern supply chain. It provides the necessary tools to take up a future leadership role or management position and teaches participants how to make informed management decisions related to MSCM. Therefore, this Bachelor level programme is a valuable step for people seeking to reach a diploma in higher education in the field of Maritime Supply Chain Management.

Upon completion of the programme, the participants will have an excellent understanding of ports, logistics and management skills, meeting the needs and requirements to act at management level in logistic organisations which business is related to the maritime sector.

Course dates: To be determined

Price: Upon request

Review on MSCM Programme September 2018

Bringing it all together in the total maritime supply chain, the focus of this programme is on the water domain, the land domain and the interface between the two; the port. The programme emphasizes the international character of our organization, bringing participants from all over the world together for this international learning experience.

Starting at the end of September 2018 for a period of 3 months, participants from Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam and Vietnam came together to study and work individual and in teams to increase their knowledge on the maritime supply chain. Within three months, the participants became specialists in the aspects of the maritime supply chain and provided with the opportunity to share this knowledge in their home country. Besides the broad knowledge increase, international networks were formed between the participants enabling business in the (near) future.

With lecturers assigned to specific topics matching their field of expertise, the participants were exposed to the latest trends and knowledge regarding the maritime supply chain. During the programme, theoretical models were used in a practical environment for training purposes to make the theory come to live and work on team spirit. This provides the participants with the opportunity to make a significant impact in their future careers. We are looking forward to welcome our next group for this course in March 2020.

For more information, read our leaflet Maritime Supply Chain Management.