Supply Chain Risk & Security for the Maritime Industry


Supply chain risk and security are often associated with the robustness and vulnerability to failures and disruptions. Maritime supply chain networks have been designed to respond to several market and operational requirements, but their robustness and reliability with respect to targeted failures have been questioned. Potential sources of disruption to maritime and port supply chains are numerous, ranging from routine events such as process and system failures to natural disasters such as extreme weather conditions. In the post-9/11 era, the focus has shifted to events involving malevolence notably maritime terrorism and piracy.

Ensuring the robustness of maritime supply chains is a high priority. Businesses and governments alike have taken steps towards protecting maritime and port supply chains by introducing a raft of multi-layer / multi-level regulatory programmes and developing several tools for risk assessment and management. The objective of this event is to deliver a 3-day intensive workshop on relevant issues of maritime and port security (including piracy) with a view to highlighting the link between physical security and supply chain security and introducing the participants to the latest tools for security risk assessment and management and their applications in shipping and ports. The workshop is delivered through formal lectures, business games, and modeling exercises.

Target Audience

This workshop would be beneficial to:

  • Maritime and Port Professionals
  • International Trade and Supply Chain Professionals
  • Shipping Agents and Freight Forwarders
  • Government and Policy Makers
  • Safety and Security Managers
  • Risk and Disaster Recovery Managers
  • Facility Managers and Coordinators
  • Students and Academics

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the different security threats and risk categories associated with maritime and port operations
  • Relate the supply chain dimension to port and maritime security
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory framework governing global maritime and port security
  • Demonstrate and understanding of relevant approaches to probabilistic risk and hazard analysis and their applications in shipping and ports
  • Plan and understand critical processes in risk-based frameworks for maritime security assessment and management
  • Apply the procedures and techniques for event reporting, threshold warnings, and precursor analysis in maritime security
  • Evaluate the economic and procedural costs and benefits of maritime and port security.
  • Develop and critically analyse contingency plans and mitigation strategies
  • Critically review one or two case studies involving security incidents in shipping and ports.

Programme Outline

Topics to be covered during this workshop include:

  • Maritime and port security regulations and initiatives
  • Compliance measurement and assessment
  • Interplay between maritime security and supply chain risk
  • Security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities in shipping and ports
  • Models and tools for risk assessment and hazard analysis
  • Conventional risk models in shipping and ports, and their shortcomings
  • Reporting systems and maritime security
  • Security procedures and precursor analysis
  • Resilience systems and mitigation strategies
  • Ex-ante and ex-post cost impacts of maritime security
  • Economic evaluation and appraisal of maritime security
  • Case studies and simulation exercises

Facilitator: Dr. Khalid Bichou

Dr. Khalid Bichou is a port, maritime, and transport logistics consultant with advanced qualifications and over 20 years of international experience including periods in senior positions and as Consultant and Adviser to public and private bodies. His expertise spans economic, financial, operational, and policy areas with core competencies in port and maritime operations, transport economics and infrastructure, freight and distribution logistics, and supply chain risk and security. He has been involved in more than 60 consulting projects and advisory services in around 67 countries. He has also been active in professional training and capacity building, and he has designed and delivered over 45 workshops for the port, maritime and transport logistics industries.


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Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 3 Days
Cost TT $4,000.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Tamara Edwards - ext. 157
Jamie Kendall - ext. 155



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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