Call: Reviewing new online courses

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Over the last few months, we have been developing online courses. Soon we will start with offering these distance learning courses. Before we do so, we would like to recruit volunteers who are working in relevant sectors to review these courses. Feedback from professionals is very important.

Are you interested to review one of our online courses for free? Please submit your application for the course that you would like to follow and review. Based on the applications we will make a selection of volunteers. The reviewing period of the courses Insight Maritime Port Transport & Logistics and Port Development & Logistics will start at the beginning of September 2020. Calls for testing other online courses will follow soon.

Online course: Insight Maritime Port Transport & Logistics

This course can be divided on three parts; (1) Maritime and Shipping, (2) Ports and Port Actors, (3) Transport and Hinterland.

The first part provides a general introduction of maritime trade and the demand and supply of shipping. Participants will be made conversant and familiar with the main elements of maritime economics.
The second part starts with an overview of ports and port development. There will be an overview of the different port models and management of a port. The Port of Rotterdam will be shown as an example for port development in and their challenges and opportunities. A slight insight will be given to ports and their hinterland in general.
The third part will focus on the hinterland connections and opportunities for trade and logistics. After a thorough explanation on the different transport modes, the theory will end with a helicopter view of transport, introducing the global value chains.

Interested to review this course as a volunteer? Submit your application here by 24 August the latest.

Online course: Port Development & Logistics

In port development, delegates will study ports, the development of ports, hinterland of ports and competition between ports. For ports to perform better than competition (especially in the hinterland), port regionalization is essential. Regarding port regionalization the focus is on the concept of regionalization itself and its relation with the foreland and hinterland of the port. Next, attention is paid to the link of port regionalization with supply chain management, logistics chain management and transport chain management. This course is concluded with cases of port development and regionalization worldwide to provide delegates with success stories concerning this concept.    

Interested to review this course as a volunteer? Submit your application here by 24 August the latest.

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