Fundamentals of Maritime Logistics Management


This 3 day workshop aims at combining the latest developments, knowledge and practices of logistics and supply chain management within the maritime industrial sector on an international and global scale. Participants will learn the importance of the maritime industry within global logistics and supply chain, the impact of the current business pattern in logistics and supply chain on the maritime sector, strategic approaches of shipping companies in the globalised market place, and logistics challenges faced by global port operators.

Target Audience

This workshop would be beneficial to:

  • Persons in the maritime or transport industries
  • Persons seeking to gain positions within organisations involved in the international maritime and transport sectors
  • Owners and operators of port and maritime facilities


This workshop will be conducted in a mixture of formal lecturettes, group discussions, case studies and presentations. Participants will be asked to actively involve themselves in these learning processes individually and as a group. Your prior knowledge and work experiences even from other industrial sectors would be beneficial since the workshop deals with an aspect of international business and trends from a logistics and supply chain perspective.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able:

  • To appraise logistics and supply chain development and pattern within an international context.
  • To review forms and types of logistics and supply chain relationships in relation to competitive advantage.
  • To assess the role and contribution of the shipping and port industry within global trade and manufacturing activities.
  • To examine operational and strategic behaviours of shipping companies and port operators in responding to global logistics and supply chain development.
  • To analyse the impact of information technology on maritime strategy, supply chain relationships and performance.
  • To review the role and impact of consumer and business ethics / environmental movements on global sourcing and production.

Programme Outline

Introduction to Maritime Logistics

  • Evolution of logistics and supply chain management
  • Maritime logistics definition and value
  • Basic marine cargo operations and management
  • International seaborne trade and maritime logistics
  • Intermodal freight transport and logistics

Shipping Logistics and Management

  • Container shipping logistics and management
  • Dry bulk shipping logistics and management
  • Shipping logistics strategy

Port Logistics and Management

  • Hinterland logistics and supply chains
  • Port and logistics chains
  • Dry port and port centric logistics
  • Logistics performance and supply chain oriented port

Facilitator: Dong-Wook Song

Dong-Wook Song is Reader in Maritime Logistics at the Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Prior to the current post, he worked at the University of Hong Kong. He holds BA(Hons) in Shipping Management with First Class at Korea Maritime University, MSc and PhD from the University of Plymouth, UK. He also attended an industrial economics course at the London School of Economics.

Dr Song is a twice-joint-recipient of 'The Maritime Policy and Management Award for the Best Paper' at the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) – an international academic association in the field of maritime transport – Annual Conferences in 1999 and 2001, and a joint recipient of 'The Best Paper Award' at the Asian Association of Shipping and Logistics in 2008. In addition, his co-authored paper published at the International Journal of Logistics in 2009 was selected as 'The Best Paper of the Year' by the Journal's editorial board members and editor-in-chief.

He is a Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), and has held a number of visiting posts – recent ones being at the Bordeaux Management School, France; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He is currently holding a co-editorship for the Internal Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, an associate editorship of Maritime Policy and Management, and sits on an editorial board at the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Dr Song has worked as a consultant for a number of private and public organisations including the UN, ADB and World Bank. He was an elected IAME Council Member for 2006-2010.

His over-hundred-refereed publications are a product from his interest in managerial and strategic aspects of global maritime transport and logistics.


Date View Event Calendar
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


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



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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