Modern Port Management Programme: Module 3 in Tanzania,

Port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Ports Authority Credits: Tanzania Ports Authority

The UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP) supports port communities in developing countries in delivering more efficient and competitive port management in the future. In order to increase trade flows and foster economic development, the programme creates port networks bringing together public, private and international entities. The aim is to share knowledge and expertise between port operators and strengthen talent management and human resources development in port communities.

The PMP’s main objectives

  • Strengthen institutional capacity and management efficiency of ports and related agencies.
  • Promote port community participation and public-private partnerships.
  • Enhance the competitiveness of ports and the quality of their services.
  • Improve the environmental sustainability and social responsibility of ports.

The PMP provides technical assistance in various areas, including port planning, management and operations, logistics and supply chain management, port security, safety and environmental protection, and legal and regulatory frameworks. It also organizes training courses, workshops, and seminars, as well as conducts research and analysis on port-related issues.

Programme outline

As part of the activities of the English-speaking network of the TrainForTrade Port Management Programme (PMP), the trainees of the 3rd cycle of the port community of Dar es Salaam will complete all eight modules of the course on Modern Port Management for months (240 hours) from August 2023 to the end of 2024. With the supervision of local port experts trained by UNCTAD, the trainees will also write a thesis consisting of a case study concerning a real problem and providing concrete recommendations to improve the performance of their port communities.

March 18 – 22, 2024, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 25 trainees (7 women 28%) will partake in the seminars of module 3 of the Course on Modern Port Management entitled “The Functioning of a Port System” focusing on port services on ships and within ports. Sessions are delivered by national instructors previously trained as trainers at TrainForTrade coaching and training-of-trainers seminars.

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