Industry Certificate in Seaport and Shipping Operations

Prashanth Beleya
Last Updated June 14, 2021


The Industry Certificate in Seaport and Shipping Operations is a certification which aims to provide students with complete exposure to seaports and shipping operations and critically analyse the various shipping issues around the world. The importance of shipping to the business world has dramatically increased since shipping has contributed to over 85% of global trade movements.

Students will acquire extensive knowledge in seaport and shipping operations disciplines, ranging from understanding the development of port to analyzing the effectiveness of cost in shipping. Additionally, students will get exposed to the importance of coordination between parties involved in global commercial shipping.

This program is open to all entry-level students who are looking to carve their career life into seaport and shipping operations and mastering the practical competencies necessary for achieving career success in this industry.

Learning Objectives

Explain the strategic role of ports
Determine roles of parties involved in import-export operations
Analyzing factors for cost-effectiveness in shipping
Describe the criteria of a good logistics system in the global market
Explain the importance of coordination between parties involved in global commercial shipping

Career Options

  • Port Operations Manager
  • Marine Supervisor
  • Shipping Officer
  • Commercial Operations
  • Sea Freight Coordinator


  • 16 years old and above
  • PC Desktop / Laptop
  • Stable Internet Connection

Material Includes

  • Assignments
  • Classroom Lecturing
  • Tutorials
  • Group or Individual Work
  • Practical Exercise Case Studies Learning Activities
  • Mini projects

Course Outline

37 Lessons60h

Module 1: Port Development

Role of Port in Economic Development
Role of Ports in the Through Transport Concept
Hinterland Relationship
Port Marketing

Module 2: Port Administration and Ownership

Module 3: Port Planning

Module 4: Port Operations

Module 5: Port Shipping Management

Module 6: Port Financial Management

Module 7: Berths and Terminals

Module 8: The Business of Shipping

Your Instructor(s)

Prashanth Beleya

Program Head of Logistics

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Mr Prashanth Beleya graduated with a master’s degree in International Business and is currently pursuing his PhD with University Sains Malaysia in the area of Sustainable Supply Chain Management. His specialised training/consultation areas are closely linked to Sustainability/Green management, particularly Port Management, Contemporary Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Strategic management, HR in Supply Chain Management, and team management skills. He has more than 15 years of industrial and academic experience in logistics and supply chain having been associated in the seaport, airport, and logistics industries having served in Northport M Berhad and University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). During that tenure, he has conducted trainings for clients including MISC, POS, TESCO, Telekom Malaysia, etc. Apart from the niche Supply Chain oriented trainings, Mr Prashanth has also conducted team building and leadership oriented programs as a co-trainer for many organisations. He is a Chartered Member with CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, UK) and a Certified Strategic Sourcing Professional (CSSP) with PASIA. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Program Lead for Logistics Management in a private college in Penang. Mr Prashanth is noted for engaging participant interests through various initiatives. He has been recognised with the highest award in teaching/learning in his previous employment at UTAR by being awarded the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award. Mr Prashanth has demonstrated high levels of analytical and research processes to continuously update and blend academic and industrial information for the betterment of organisations. He is also a firm believer in using game-based tools in analysing real work scenarios and engaging participants during training sessions.
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37 lessons
Class 60 hours
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