After nearly a year of interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port Management Programme is resuming its activities in Ghana. TrainForTrade, in cooperation with Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) local organising committee, delivered the Module 6 of the Modern Port Management Course on Commercial, Economic and Financial Management from 22 to 26 February 2021 in Tema for participants of the fifth cycle.

19 middle managers (including 4 women) from the port communities of Ghana who are enrolled in the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Management Programme participated in the course. The average success rate was 76.1% with 3 participants scoring over 90%, and the satisfaction rate was of 76.8%.

The module was delivered by senior managers from GPHA who have been certified by TrainForTrade as local trainers. For the very first time in the English-speaking network, international experts from Ireland, Malaysia and the Philippines also delivered online training workshops. Ms. Mary Barrett from Irish Aid, a key supporting body of the network, also addressed participants virtually.

Module 6 of the Modern Port Management Course focuses on the economic and commercial management of ports, and highlights the need for modern successful ports to invigorate their management and develop a commercial strategy to preserve their current customers and source new ones.

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