5th ExeWkshop on Strategic Planning for Ports&Terminals, 28-29 Nov 22 SPR

Mon Nov 28 2022 at 09:00 am to Wed Nov 30 2022 at 05:00 pm

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road | Singapore

Global Ports Forum Pte Ltd
Publisher/HostGlobal Ports Forum Pte Ltd
5th ExeWkshop on Strategic Planning for Ports&Terminals, 28-29 Nov 22  SPR
5th GPF Executive Workshop on Strategic Planning for Ports & Terminals, 28-29 Nov 22 SPR(Online Workshop Available)
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5th GPF Executive Workshop on Strategic Planning for Ports & Terminals, 28-29 Nov 22 Singapore. (Online Workshop Available)


5th GPF Executive Workshop on Strategic Planning for Ports & Terminals,28-29 Nov 22 Singapore.

Dear colleagues

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Review of strategic developments in:

·        Shipping trends

·        Issues facing port infrastructure development

·        Port organization, ownership and institutional structuring

·        Marketing of port services

·        Port performance and its impact

·        Port risks and mitigation

2.  Understand the Port Strategic Planning process

3. Understand the Tools used for Strategic Plan Analysis and Strategies Development

4.  Learn how to develop and implement a successful strategic plan

5.  Apply what has been learnt through case studies and exercises

About the Course

This 2-day course is aimed to provide a deep understanding of the subject matter.

The course will commence with a strategic analysis of various developments in the port and logistics arena.  Aspects covered would include infrastructure review, developing shipping trends, ports design, marketing, pricing, operations management and financial performance of ports.  Having reviewed these developments, it will delve into the processes of strategic planning.

Participants will learn to develop vision, mission and value statements, understand goals and objectives, learn the tools and strategies that can be used for strategic planning, formulate strategies and learn how to develop and successfully roll out a strategic plan.

The course would engage participants to the fullest. It will test the knowledge application of the skills imparted to the participants through developing a strategic plan for a port.


Course Outline

Review of Strategic Developments:

Shipping trends

Evolution of supply chain

Port infrastructure developments

Port structures

Port risks management

Marketing of Port Services:

Port pricing Port competition

Port tariff structure

Port Operations and Management Performance:

Port operations key performance indicators

Port Financial Key performance indicators

Port HSSE Key performance indicators


Capacity Management and Planning

Strategic Planning Processes:

Defining Vision, Mission and Values Setting Strategic Goals and Objectives

Understand Tools used for SWOT Analysis

Learn possible strategies to be used

Learn how to develop and implement a successful strategic plan

(Throughout the sessions, participants will participate in exercises and analyse and provide solutions to case studies presented.)

Endorsement for the executive workshop from past participants:

“Very good course, academic but at the same time practical.”

Shahariah Tahir, GM Strategic Planning, Port of Tanjung Pelapas Malaysia

Who should attend:

Port Authorities; Port / Terminal developers, Port operators; Port investors, Port Service providers; Shipping Companies, Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants;

About the Course Director

Thomas Ng

Thomas Ng has over 27 years of consulting experience in the ports and shipping industry. Thomas is known for developing innovative solutions for players within the ports & shipping industry, — in areas of investments advisory, port strategy, development, marketing, planning & redesign, customer services and port operations; and delivering superior results.

He is the Executive Chairman of The Global Ports Forum (GPF) since 2008. The Global Ports Forum is a platform where all ports stakeholders in the ecosystem- port customers, port authorities, port operators, port people, port suppliers & service providers are gathered together to discuss about issues furthering the interests of ports globally.

Thomas is well-respected in the ports & shipping circles — recognized for his in-depth industry knowledge and far-reaching personal industry network and linkages. Some of his recent port investments advisory work include ports in the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe, South East Asia, Latin America, etc.

Given Thomas’ far-reaching personal port industry network and linkages, Thomas is often seek out by port investors and port privatisation candidates all over the world for collaborative partnership.

Thomas is invited regularly as speaker & facilitator for Ports conferences, roundtable and executive programs and workshops.

He is the senior port & terminal training expert for the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) for foreign ports officials for over 10 years. Recent programmes conducted by Thomas include the 5 days executive program in “Port Development and Competitiveness”, Singapore on 12-16 Dec 2016 where Thomas was the key trainer for over 60% of the whole executive program. Some other early SCP programmes that Thomas taught over 20 senior foreign government transport officials included the 2 weeks Singapore MFA Executive Programme in Logistics & Distribution Management on 28 Aug – 10 Sep 2007 & again on 6 Oct – 17 Oct 2008.

Thomas spoke at the Transport Intelligence Singapore 2013 Infrastructure panel, together with senior executives from the World Bank & UPS, the Container Depot Association Singapore Conference 2014 on ports and infrastructure, Tank Storage Asia Conference in 2015 and an exclusive Roundtable on Smart ports & ships and Internet of Things in Jun 2016.

On a professional level, Thomas founded the non-government voluntary organization — The Global Ports Council (GPC) in 2008. As of today, over 192 C-level executives globally presents themselves as members of our council. Our prestigious list of Council members are as follows:


Thomas is also a veteran Chartered member (since 2001) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Singapore. He serves as a Board Member of the Singapore Branch of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport for 17 years.

14th GPF Anniversary Special. Pay for Two participants, another Two comes free. No other promotion applicable.


On or Before 28 Jul 2022: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD3095 – Save USD400! Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3095!

From 29 Jul 2022: The Regular Rate is USD3495

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3495!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


To register, please submit the following details to [email protected]:








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Billing information:

For cheque payments: To be made payable to 'Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.' Please do not send post-dated cheque.


For telegraphic transfers: 


Account Name:             Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,   

Account No. :                695 477 141 001. 

Beneficiary Bank:          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG), Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.


Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.


Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 28 Sep 2022 to enjoy the discount.

Look forward to welcoming you at the executive workshops/forums.


Kind regards

Thomas Ng


The Global Ports Forum




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International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: http://www.globalportsforum.com/

DID:    +65 65197662

Fax:    +65 6725 8438

Email:  [email protected]

Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy - a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event. No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme (including the trainers) is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.



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PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, 181 Kitchener Road, Singapore, Singapore


USD 3095.00 to USD 3495.00

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