Insights in Maritime, Ports and Logistics- A global perspective (1st to 17th March 2021)

Program Introduction

The Executive Development Programme on Insights in Maritime, Ports and Logistics – A Global Perspective was conducted as an Online Programme spread across 17 days from 1st to 17th March 2021. This short-term Programme was conducted by the Centre of Executive Education of the Gujarat Maritime University in joint collaboration with Erasmus UPT, Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics and STC International that saw participation of 25 professionals from reputed firms and government organizations representing the Maritime sector. The program consisted of 6 academic sessions of 3 hours each which included Knowledge Transfer Sessions, Working Sessions, Reflection Sessions, Serious Gaming Session etc.

This Certification Programme was conducted by maritime supply chain experts from Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and exclusively designed to help participants get a better understanding of Maritime & Shipping, Ports & Operation and Transport & Logistics. With over 90% of international trade moves via the sea, maritime ports and logistics sectors currently undergoing major changes, competitiveness of the sectors increasing, and innovations evolving faster than ever, the governments and organizations must revise their approach towards the market. Through the programme, the professionals explored the interrelationships between the maritime, ports, transport and logistics sectors in depth.


Maurice Jansen
Senior Researcher Port and Transport Economics, Erasmus Center for Urban Ports and Transport Economics
Maurice is an expert in Port Strategy, Management and Sustainability. Maurice considers ports and port cities as breeding grounds for talent, innovation and entrepreneurship. From this perspective, he supports policy and initiatives from municipalities and port authorities. Furthermore, he is active in learning and development for in-company courses on supply chain management and port strategy. He also teaches at Erasmus School of Economics.
In his previous employment, he was department director of the Master Shipping and Transport program at STC, the maritime education and training institute with headquarters in Rotterdam and worked as senior project manager on developing centres of excellence in logistics for STC in The Netherlands and abroad. Before that, he was a supply chain solutions developer at UTi Worldwide, a worldwide freight forwarding and transport consultant at KPMG Consulting.
Sander Wubbolts
Area Manager Middle East and Africa STC International
Since the start of his professional career 18 years ago, Mr Wubbolts (MSc Shipping and Transport and a Transport Economist) has been involved in a great number of shipping, port, transport and logistics projects as Consultant and Senior Project Manager. He has profound experience in developing port, shipping, transport and logistics projects, education and training, technical assistance, marketing, budgeting, finance and contracting.
Since his return from Oman in November 2008, Mr Wubbolts is responsible for (inter-) national Business Development at STC International.

Topics Covered

  • World Trade Principles
  • Introduction and Learning Objective
  • Maritime Transport
  • Maritime Zones
  • Branches of Shipping & types of Cargo Supply and Demand of Shipping
  • Indian Maritime Roadmap
  • Introduction to Ports
  • Port Development
  • Port Management
  • Port of Rotterdam as a reference
  • Indian Port System, Planned and Future Development
  • Stakeholder Management in Ports
  • Port Innovation Ecosystems
  • Smart Ports and Human Resources in the Port Sector
  • Mapping the Indian Port and Maritime Ecosystem
  • Port Hinterlands and Natural Hinterlands
  • Transport Modes and Selecting Transport Services
  • Transport Service Providers
  • Intercontinental Transport Systems
  • Hinterland of Indian Ports
  • Sustainable Port Development using the Micro Game Port Constructor


Participating Organizations