CILT Skillnet & Professional Development Courses

Port Operations

About the Course

This one or two-day course is aimed at individuals and businesses involved in transportation of cargo that moves through a Sea Port (container or ro-ro terminal). It offers the participant a general understanding of how the terminal works in terms of Terminal Handling, Container Stowage, Dangerous Goods, Refrigeration Plug-in, Health and Safety, Security amongst others.

This overview is particularly useful to those who are working in the industry but are not aware of workings of Port Terminal. It will explain how your cargo is handled in Port and how factors such as security, health and safety can affect delivery times for your cargo. It is also useful to those new to the industry and can use this training as part of their induction. The course is delivered by industry professionals with years of experience in shipping and terminal management.


Duration:   1 day course with an optional second day
Location:   In-Company Basis Only
Date: Dates can be arranged to suit your company’s preference  
Price: Price available on application

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Course Content

Day One Content:

  • Port Charges - Terminal Handling, Container Handling
  • Port Facilities – Cold Storage, Repair, Packing, Special Cargoes
  • Container Depots
  • Container Stowage & Dunnage
  • Terminal Transport Procedures
  • Terminal Security ISPS
  • Health and Safety
  • Container Weight Verification / Solas and Verified Gross Mass
  • Dangerous goods and IMDG Awareness
  • Shipping Documentation
  • Customs Attendance
  • Refrigeration Plug-in and Technical



Day Two Content (optional):

  • Day two will include Sea Port Terminal Visit
  • Customs Awareness
  • Brexit – Planning for Customs
  • Documentation

Who Should Attend?

  • 3PL
  • Supply Chain and Operations Managers
  • Shipping Managers – Freight or Manufacturer
  • Shipping Department - Manufacturer
  • Export Department – Manufacturer
  • Owner / Managers


CILT certificate of completion