GPF Executive Workshop on Inland Container Depots – Operations and Planning…,Singapore

GPF Executive Workshop on Inland Container Depots – Operations and Planning, April 08-09, 2019 Singapore

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GPF Executive Workshop on Inland Container Depots – Operations and Planning, April 08-09, 2019 Singapore

COURSE STRUCTURE
In the emerging scenario of the logistics industry landscape, Inland Container Depots (ICDs) are identified as important value drivers. This two days Executive Workshop is targeted to provide an overall understanding about the role of Inland Container Depots and Container Terminals in the entire logistics chain for decision makers and supporters from ICDs and Container Terminal planning and operations, Marketing and Support services like IT, Engineering services and logistics. In four sessions, the workshop covers: Significance and impact of containerization in international seaborne trade, pattern of container trades, type of container vessels plying on trade routes; planning and development of container terminals, type of concessions for ICDs and terminal investment, Operations parameters, Key Performance Indicators and Standard Operating Procedures, container handling equipment and technological developments; Marketing of terminals to customers and Services provided; Operations parameters and excellence coupled with innovative pricing & Tariff for various services provided by ICDs; benchmarking of service levels and determination of tariff.

SIGNIFICANCE and RELEVANCE
Within less than four decades of effective commencement, container trade is the fastest growing segment in the international seaborne trade. From a modest 2% share in the eighties, today the container trade has reached close to 17% of world trade of over 10.3 billion tons. The pace of growth in the container trade is estimated to continue over next five years and subsequent periods despite a number of economic and geo-political factors impacting the growth and direction of world trade. It is therefore important for the decision makers involved in this industry to comprehend the environment and important aspects impacting container industry mainly consisting of container shipping, container terminals and intermodal logistics solutions. In the logistics value chain, ICDs are emerging as key value drivers as a vital link with end user customers. Container shipping lines and the Global Terminal operators are increasingly focussing on ICDs or inland port facilities in order to provide a better value proposition and enjoy greater confidence of end use customers or cargo interests for long term sustainability. This workshop aims to prepare participants for efficient and effective planning and operations of ICDs.

Learning Objectives

  • Pattern of World seaborne trade and share of containers – historical and projected
  • Emergence of container shipping – type and size of container vessels and trade routes being served by different vessels, impact of containerization on logistics and trade
  • Commercial, documentation and e-commerce aspects of containerization and multimodal transport
  • Direct and transhipment shipments – hub and spoke pattern of trades
  • Operating structure of container shipping lines – alliances, M&A activities
  • Structure and dynamics of ICDs & Container Terminals industry
  • Importance and role of ICDs in logistics and intermodal industries
  • ICDs & Container terminals – operators and market positioning
  • ICDs & Container terminals – investments through PPP route and concession agreements
  • ICDs & Container terminals – planning and development of infrastructure and superstructure
  • ICDs & Container terminals – Planning, Operations, standard operating procedures and KPIs
  • Intermodal logistics – Role in supply chain, investment, marketing and value proposition

Deliverables
At the end of this program, the participants should be able to:

  • Learn the importance of role of container trades in international maritime trade
  • Understand the challenges posed on container terminals by technological developments and work out strategies to meet these challenges
  • Optimization of logistics costs through intermodal logistics solutions and its relevance on trade competitiveness
  • Comprehend the complete aspects of ICDs & container terminals – Planning, development, investment, operations, benchmarking and KPIs
  • Identify value proposition and unique selling proposition of the intermodal services and prepare marketing plans and strategy
  • Identify different services provided by ICDs and preparation of competitive & sustainable tariff for different services.
  • Prepare a commercial feasibility through basic financial modelling of ICD investment.

Who Should attend
Operations, Marketing, Other allied services like IT, Engineering service, railways personnel from Port Authorities; Cargo owners – importers and exporters; Port / Terminal developers, Port operators; Banks, PE, Port Service providers; Shipping Companies, Forwarders, Logistics companies, Container leasing companies, Multimodal Service providers; Port Equipment Suppliers; Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants

Structure
Session 1
Important events and developments in world seaborne trade with reference to container industry; Co-relation between economy and container trade volume; present important factors and developments impacting trade volume. World wide container trades, important trade lanes and routes; Container trade imbalances and requirement for repositioning. Main Hub ports and areas covered by hubs. Container shipping lines and alliances; type and size of container ships and their impact on terminal design and container handling equipment. Type and size of containers and container handling equipment and technologies. Container shipping and dynamics of freight markets, elements of total logistics costs and their impact on value / volume of trade.

Session 2
Container terminal operators and world-wide terminals being operated by different international operators. Investment through PPP route in different locations and type of concession agreements. Container terminals and ICDs planning process – site selection, prefeasibility studies, bidding process, LOI and in-principle approval for container terminal and ICD development from competent authority, complete roadmap for terminal planning along with infrastructure for hinterland linkages, preparation of market volume assessment and competition analysis in order to prepare a service offering and determination of pricing strategy and tariff for the services. Role of ICDs for value addition in logistics, Benchmarking of tariff through regional and international tariff levels. Preparation of detained project report and assessment of investment, method of financing different parts of the terminal investment and making financial closure.

Session 3
Container terminal service parameters and categories of customers – vessel owners / operators and cargo owners – shippers / receivers. Service parameters for each category of customers – vessel turn around time anchorage to anchorage and berth to berth, crane productivity and berth productivity. Safety and security of vessels and cargo. Yard management and gate management and productivity for effective cargo management and on-time delivery / shipment of containers. Management of ICDs / CFS and rail / waterways transportation for smooth intermodal services and facilitation of allied services customs, transporters, forwarders and other third party service providers. Importance of the service parameters and management of berthing windows / slots for maintaining vessel schedule for global services by international vessel operators. Importance of smooth and timely receipt / despatch of cargo for seasonal requirements. Perishable cargo as well as high value commodities to maintain just in time concept for effective inventory management.

Session 4
ICDs & Container terminals planning and operations – preparing standard operating procedures, organization structure with roles and responsibilities and defining Key Performance Indicators or Key Result Areas. Operation compliance with respective ISO standards and Integrated Management System standards. Intermodal logistics services – the new role being assumed by leading terminal operators, identification of value proposition and USP of the intermodal logistics services. Service levels and service providers – port to port or door to door and role of terminals to cover the carrier or merchant haulage. Modes of transportation for door-to-door services and cost structure; selection of intermodal services and gateway ports based on most competitive costing. Role and importance of 3P / 4P service providers in intermodal services.
Financial viability of ICDs & Container terminal investment with basic financial parameters: Preparation of long term business volume projections; yearly revenue streams; operating costs and phase wise terminal investments with calculations of cost of capital, interest and depreciation. This is a simplified version of basic financial calculations of terminal investment and operation. Conceptual introduction for effective cost control in all operations; volume projections and market assessment for terminal planning team, tariffs and revenue stream for accounting team and investment rationale and options for the finance team. Interactive session for all the functions within the organization for cross functional understanding of the ICDs and container terminal business and the industry.

Methodology
A combination of class room training, interactive workshops, individual and group case studies will be used. Participants will be provided with advance reading material. The instructor will be available during and after the workshop for further clarification or consultation.

About the Course Director

This program will be conducted by Mr. Mukesh Parikh who is associated with Global Maritime Industry for over 35 years. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a distinction of having hands on Maritime Industry experience with continuous involvement in Training and Development throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a post graduate degree in Management with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He attended one year training program Professional Shipping at Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo.

During his career of 18 years in the Commercial Shipping, he was associated with UNCTAD/UNDP as a Trainer and Course developer. He attended two weeks instructors Workshop (Training for Trainers) organized by UNCTAD / UNDP in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport and Ports in Malaysia at Penang Port Commission. He conducted a number of training Programs in the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian subcontinent including developing a training program on General Shipping Management for Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Sharjah, UAE; covering shipping subjects.

A sound foundation of Shipping Industry and clear understanding of market and customer requirement and expectations from service providers enabled Mr. Mukesh Parikh to build the next phase of his career in Ports and Terminal Industry. He joined The Adani Group in Senior Management position at the inception stage of Mundra Port in India and made a major contribution to set up Business Development and Marketing Team as well as Establish Standard Operating Procedures for the entire spectrum of Operations in the Port. He successfully built marketing and operations teams and trained them. His next role was Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Port for setting up integrated Port Facilities at Dahej Port. All stages of Green Field Port development were covered – From site selection to Feasibility, Environment Impact Assessment and Environment clearance for the project, Detailed Project Report, Concession Agreement with Authorities for development of Port infrastructure and facilities on Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model.

Since July 2014, Mr. Mukesh Parikh has taken up advisory and consultancy role for The Maritime Industry. His assignments for Ports and Terminals cover Business volume estimation and hinterland mapping with competition analysis, Revenue forecasts for the life of the project and financial modelling, investment optimization in line with market potential; Commercial and legal aspects of logistics, cargo handling, warehousing contracts; business excellence and standardization of operating procedures; Organization development, structuring and Manpower planning and training.

Costs:

On or Before 8 March 2019: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400!
Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3095!

From 9 March 2019: The Regular Rate is SGD3495Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495!

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

REGISTER NOW!

To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

Name:
Position:
Organisation:
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

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 8 March 2019 to enjoy the discount.

Look forward to welcoming you at our executive workshops/forums!

Kind regards

Thomas Ng

Chairman

The Global Ports Forum

GLOBAL PORTS FORUM PTE. LTD.

10 Anson Road

#27-15

International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: www.globalportsforum.com/

Mobile: +65 9684 3289

DID: +65 65197662

Fax: +65 6725 8438

Email: thomasng@globalportsforum.com

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 is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

Karagam – Little India Workshop, Singapore

Description

Are you good with balancing?

Karagam is used as a prop in the Indian traditional folk-art scene.

It is a decorated pot, balanced over the head to perform the “karagam dance”.

Also known as karagattam.

Join this workshop to learn about this traditional art form, how it is made and the skills for karagam dance accompanied with the traditional folk music called “parai isai”.

GPF Executive Workshop on Dredging Techniques and Construction Management for Ports & Terminals, Dec 20-21 2018 Singapore

GPF Executive Workshop on Dredging Techniques and Construction Management for Ports & Terminals, Dec 20-21 2018 Singapore

About the Course

Successful maritime construction projects require skilled contractors, consultants and clients, bound by a fair contract, who are willing and able to work together to resolve technical and management difficulties as they arise. This workshop aims to develop, amongst contracting partners, a constructive approach for planning, design and execution of dredging and maritime construction projects. It will highlight the capital intensive nature of maritime construction, in contrast with other civil works that are predominately labor intensive, and will consider the key issues in the preparation phase of such projects including site characterization, feasibility study, preliminary and detailed design, finance management, project administration and dispute resolution.

Who to attend

Dredging and maritime construction projects involve a wide range of skills and professional from different discipline. The target audience comprises of

  • Consulting Engineers, designers, resident engineers, site staff
  • Dredging contractors, project managers, site engineers
  • Legal counselors, construction lawyers and arbitrators
  • Insurers, projects financiers and financial managers
  • Advisors – dredging and maritime construction projects
  • Dredging officers (Deputy Conservators / Harbor Masters / Pilots / Hydrographic Survey Department Officers / Surveyors / Chief Engineers / Executive Engineers / Engineers (Civil Department of Ports, Law Officers of Ports, Inland Water Transport, Minor Ports, Maritime States)
  • Young Engineers, Dredging and Shipping Cadets and Maritime Students

Course Outline

– Historical evolution of dredging

– New Dredging Techniques and Equipment

– Characteristics of Detailed Project Report

– ​Contracts, Legislation and Engineer Determination

– Planning and Execution of the Dredging Project

– Rivers, Canals, Waterways Dredging

– Handling large volume of Projects

– Potential known and unknown risks

– Dispute Resolution and Arbitration members

Program Schedule

Day 1

0900 to 1000 Hrs

Historical Evolution of Dredging

Transformation and Development in Dredging

Need of Dredging

Various Dredging Techniques

1100 – 1200 Hrs

Types of Dredgers, advantages and disadvantages

Identification of Dredging Equipments for the Project

Combination of Dredges for Projects

Planning for Dredger Deployment

1200 – 1300 Hrs

Characteristics of Detailed Project Report

Interpretation of Detailed Project Report

Analysis of Detailed Project Report

Strata and Substrata information

Other Project Details

1300 – 1315 Hrs

Recap – Discussion

1315 – 1400 Hrs

Lunch Break

1400 – 1500 Hrs

Dredging and its significance

– Ports and Harbor

– Inland Waterways

– Rivers, Dams and Reservoirs

Equipments identification for the above projects

1500 – 1600 Hrs

Project Planning

Permission, Permits and Licence

Logistics Planning

Schedule of Works – Detailed Micro level planning

Design and Detailed Engineering

1600 – 1700 Hrs

Design of Tender Documents

Technical Specifications

Special Conditions of Contract

Project Specific contracts

Day 2

0900 – 1000 Hrs

Technical Data and Information – Dredging Project

– Bathymetry Data and Topography Data

– Strata and Substrata Data

– Climatic Conditions

– Political Interference

– Fishermen / Local Interference

– Shipping Traffic

– Cyclone information

– Hydraulics, waves, currents, swell information

1000 – 1100 Hrs

Soil Analysis and Modeling

Production Calculation for Difference Dredgers

Interpretation of Borehole Logs and other geotechnical data

1100 – 1200 Hrs

Schedule of Program

Planning of Schedule of Works

Methodology Approval

Revised Schedule of Works

Revised Methodology

1200 – 1300 Hrs

Introduction to Basic Works Contract

Essentials of Contracts

Different Types of Contract

1300 – 1315 Hrs

Recap – Discussion

1315 – 1400 Hrs

Lunch Break

1400 – 1500 Hrs

Dispute Resolution Board – Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism

1500 – 1600 Hrs

Arbitration and Legal Recourse

1600 – 1700 Hrs

Discussion – Q and A

Note: There shall be two tea / coffee breaks in a day the timing can be mutually accepted for such breaks

About the Course Director

George Yesu Vedha Victor is from the 6th Batch of All India Dredging Cadre (AIDC) and obtained his Dredge Master Certificate of Competency. He is the General Secretary of Eastern Dredging Association India and Board Member of Eastern Dredging Association (Asia, Australia region). He obtained his Doctoral Degree from Indian Institute of Cultivation of Science, Calcutta. He obtained his licence as Chartered Engineer from Royal Society of Engineers, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow in Indian Council of Arbitration and FICCI – Fact. He is full member in Mediation and Dispute Resolution, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Young Scientist award by TN – DST for his contribution to research work. He is a qualified Marine Lawyer and Arbitrator, appearing for commercial contracts, admiralty law and maritime matters.

Victor is empanelled consultant in Asian Development Bank, World Bank and United Nations – ESCAP. He still pursue his passion for teaching being a visiting professor in maritime institutions. regularly provides his inputs for the betterment of the Industry to the policy makers of Ministry of Shipping, DG Shipping, INSA, EADA, African Ports Association and others. He is a peer reviewer and is on Editorial board for reputed international and national journals. He served as a member in the 12th Five Year Planning Committee for ports – capital and maintenance dredging and is a National Committee Member of FICCI in Infrastructure Development.

Costs:

On or Before 20 Oct 2018: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD3595 – Save USD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3595!

From 21 Oct 2018: The Regular Rate is USD3995

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3995!

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

REGISTER NOW!

To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

Name:
Position:
Organisation:
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

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 20 Oct 2018 to enjoy the discount.

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

Kind regards

Thomas Ng

Chairman

The Global Ports Forum

GLOBAL PORTS FORUM PTE. LTD.

10 Anson Road

#27-15

International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: www.globalportsforum.com/

Mobile: +65 9684 3289

DID: +65 65197662

Fax: +65 6725 8438

Email: thomasng@globalportsforum.com

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 is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle Course,15-16th,21-23rd Dec 2018,Singapore

DESCRIPTION

Weekend Schedule | 15-16th, 21-23rd Dec 2018 | 9am – 5pm (except Friday 21st, 7.30-9.30 PM)

About the Course:

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science. It is the ‘Science of Life’ and prescribes a whole way of life, based on knowledge and awareness that man is interdependent with all other forms of life. Yoga is often referred to the practice of this science.

The aim of this course is to provide an appreciation to Ayurveda on healthy living with ourselves and with others. It suggest a lifestyle change that will improve physical and mental health. It also recommends diets suitable for different body types and how to relieve pain from an imbalance of energy.

The course is conducted by Dr Mukund Sabnis, is the Founder President ofJeevanrekha Ayurved Chitkitsalaya & Research Center. Their mission is to ‘Explore Ayurved, the ancient Indian medical science, scientifcally for the health and well being of humanity globally’ They are pioneers in weight management for the past decades and are well versed in metabolic disorders.

REGISTER HERE: https://yogahealthsg.com/yoga-ayurveda-lifestyle-course/

APRON BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP – 11 Dec 6-8pm, Singapore

DATE AND TIME

Tue 11 December 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time

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LOCATION

MakerHive @ The Hive Lavender

1 Kallang Junction

Level 6 Vanguard Campus

Singapore, 339263

Singapore

DESCRIPTION

A MakerHive x WithAutumn Christmas Workshop

Christmas is around the corner! Let’s get creative in a 2-hour block-printing session, and hand print a full size apron that will make great Christmas, birthday or festive presents for your foodie or crafty friends or family. Learn the basics of traditional wood block printing techniques, including how to mix colours and properly transfer ink to canvas.

We combine traditional Indian wood block printing and contemporary motif designs in this workshop. With the help of skilled craftsmen in India, our designs are carved into quality hard teak wood and made into blocks that can withstand multiple prints.

You will get to select from a large variety of wood block stamps and use them to print on a 100% cotton adult size apron.

This workshop is suitable for children above 5 years old with a paying accompanying adult (2 tickets must be purchased). Please contact us at 9022 0132 or hello@withautumn.com by 9 Dec 2018 if you’d like a kid’s size apron so we can make special arrangements for you.

Ticket is also available on our website at here.

 

2nd Executive Workshop on Bulk Liquid Terminals – A Comprehensive Overview for potential Investors, Nov 15-16, 2018 Singapore

Global Ports Forum presents – 2nd Executive Workshop on Bulk Liquid Terminals – A Comprehensive Overview for potential Investors in Asian Terminals, Nov 15-16, 2018 Singapore

About the Course

Intense, participative learning about all aspects of Bulk Liquid Terminals from a potential investors view point including investment, financing and maximizing revenues.

In four modules with defined learning objectives, subject content, simulation among participants and deliverables by participants over a 2 day period.

The end of the course each participant will go away with a clear view on how Bulk liquid Terminals commercially operate, how they are generally financed and what to look for in a good investment.

Module One – Types of Storage & general attributes of a successful Bulk Liquid Terminal

  • Types of storage
  • Location
  • Customer base
  • Facilities & utilisation rates
  • Revenue sources
  • Customer contracting

Module Two – Investing in Terminals

  • Comparison of Greenfield/Brownfield & Existing Operational Terminals.
  • Tenders
  • Partnerships & Joint ventures
  • Competitor Analysis.
  • Due Diligence
  • Zoning, land leases & waterfrontage considerations.
  • Building for competitive advantage

Module Three – Project Financing

  • Asset valuation
  • Sourcing Finance
  • Marketing Research
  • Management of risk
  • Finance Sources
  • Securing board approval

Module Four – Case Studies

  • Case study China
  • Case study Middle East
  • Case study S.E. Asia

Course Format

  • All course Material will be provided

During the course

  • Interactive teaching methods and actual case studies.

After the course

  • Trainer available for follow up emails, questions on phone.
  • Distribution of discussion materials.
  • Form a participant only online group.

Who Should Attend?

  • Potential investors in Bulk liquid terminals who wish to learn more about the Industry
  • Business development professionals. Port Managers & potential investors from other industries who want to increase their knowledge on bulk liquid storage and its investment opportunities.
  • Banks & financial institutions looking to expand into Port or terminal infrastructure, equity research analysts, Investment Banking professionals
  • Logistic or finance professionals who interface with Ports and Bulk Liquid Terminals as a customer and want to better understand their supply chain.

About the Course Director

Mike Beviss is Director Special Projects at Eastport Maritime Pte Ltd. He is a Master Mariner and has been in the Maritime industry for nearly 40 years working with Bulk Liquid Terminals, Shipping and Maritime Logistics; prior to his role at Eastport he worked for over 10 years as VP Sales & Marketing for a leading Global Bulk liquid Transportation & Storage company in Europe and here in Asia in a Terminal business development role. As Director of Special Projects at Eastport he has a consultancy and advisory role for Eastport’s Customers and potential customers in the development and marketing of new bulk liquid terminals, is an industry trainer and a frequent Speaker or Chairman at Asian and International Bulk liquid storage and shipping events.

Recent Advisory Roles

  • Feasibility study and advisory for a large oil terminal Project in NE Asia for a Financial Investor.
  • Market Study and advisory for a Trader’s Hub port project on the Indian Sub-Continent.
  • Europe wide Commercial study and advisory for a Port operator in the Mediterranean.
  • Consultant and senior commercial advisor for a large bulk liquid terminal project in SE. Asia.
  • Senior commercial advisory services for a Greenfield maritime logistics park in Malaysia
  • Senior commercial advisor for a bulk liquid terminal project in Indonesia.

Costs:

On or Before 15 Oct 2018: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3095!

From 16 Oct 2018: The Regular Rate is SGD3495

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495!

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

REGISTER NOW!

To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

Name:

Position:

Organisation:

Address:

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

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 15 Oct 2018 to enjoy the discount.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the executive workshops/forums!

Kind regards

Thomas Ng

Chairman

The Global Ports Forum

GLOBAL PORTS FORUM PTE. LTD.

10 Anson Road

#26-04

International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: www.globalportsforum.com/

Mobile: +65 9684 3289

DID: +65 65197662

Fax: +65 6725 8438

Email: thomasng@globalportsforum.com

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 is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

Monsters of the Muslim World,10th nov 2018, Singapore

Monsters of the Muslim World,10th nov 2018, Singapore

DESCRIPTION

From Frankenstein’s creature to the pontianak, monsters are eternal tropes in literature and folk narratives across cultures. The diversity of literary monsters is only rivalled by the multitude of functions they serve – to scare us, to invite sympathy and to test the limits of the human imagination. This reading workshop explores the multifarious meanings behind the contemporary monsters as imagined by authors hailing from Muslim cultures – a productive venture considering how Islamophobia in today’s context has sometimes led to Muslims themselves being imagined as grotesque or monstrous.

Facilitator:
Dr Nazry Bahrawi is senior lecturer at Singapore University of Technology and Design, specialising in the study of Muslim texts and thoughts along the Indian Ocean. He is an associate editor of Critical Muslim and a co-founder of the Bras Basah Open, a collective for discussing critical theory and philosophy in Singapore. He has translated two Malay literary works into English, while his op-ed commentaries have appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, South China Morning Postand Today.

This session is supported by the Singapore Book Council.

Registration is open to SWF Festival Pass holders only. Please present your festival pass at the session.

3rd Executive Workshop on InterModal Solutions – Value Creation, USP identification & Market Positioning for Ports & Terminals,October 29-30, 2018 Singapore

3rd Executive Workshop on InterModal Solutions – Value Creation, USP identification & Market Positioning for Ports & Terminals,October 29-30, 2018 Singapore

Dear colleagues

3rd Executive Workshop on InterModal Solutions – Value Creation, USP identification & Market Positioning for Ports & Terminals, October 29-30, 2018 Singapore 

About the Course
This two days training program is targeted to enable decision makers and supporters from Port & Terminals Operations, Marketing and support services like IT, Engineering Services, internal and external logistics services; about identifying USP and positioning for their Port/Terminal in order to prepare a value proposition for their identified customers in Multi Modal Logistics Chain using Port/terminal at the center / core of the Logistics Chain.
Significance / relevance of the course
Traditionally, Ports and Terminals are considered the gateways to each country in terms of providing required point of import and export of goods. With the evolution of modern technology, the role of Ports and Terminals has evolved to that of comprehensive multi modal logistics services and solution provider. With ambitious plans for their ports and terminals; governments all over the world are increasingly encouraging and providing various incentives to investors and operators to build and expand Ports and Maritime infrastructure. While these steps are resulting in creation of desired maritime infrastructure for the nations, it has also led to creation of over capacity of ports and maritime infrastructure. In order to compete effectively and for sustained business viability, Ports and terminals need to identify their own USP and value addition they can offer to their customers.
Efficient Multi Modal International Logistics is increasingly gaining greater significance in the competitive business environment in every aspect of life. In present age of Information Explosion, well informed consumers expect and demand best value for their money. Those with greater efficiency in their logistics chain, are in a better position to provide expected value addition to the consumers. Due to this intrinsic demand, in additional to conventional international trade, there an equally important aspect to manage the efficiency of complete chain for transfer of materials and final goods from the point of origin to the point of usage. For an efficient Logistics chain, Ports and Terminals play a very crucial role. This is a great opportunity for Ports and terminals to expand their roles.
This course will attempt to help in identifying the USP for the Ports & Terminals by redefining the role of the total multi modal logistics services provider and strategies to position the new role among customers.
Learning Objectives of this program are:

  • Market Mapping to identify logical hinterland of the port & Terminal for multi modal logistics
  • Classification of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Hinterland of the port and logistics costs
  • Identification of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Customers of the Port Facilities and Services
  • Understanding and defining the product for marketing – Infrastructure, services of port.
  • Analysing customers’ expectations and requirements to prepare USP of the Port
  • Prepare a long term strategy for Business Development and Marketing of multi modal logistics services
  • Work out a road map for sustainable long term business by focussed business development strategy to attract large customers for port based industries / distriparks / other multi modal services
  • Set up an effective Customer Service department for personalized service to port customers
  • Prepare Value Proposition in line with customers’ expectations and requirements from the multi modal logistics service provider – the redefined role of the port / terminal

Deliverables:
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Learn to develop USP for the port & terminal as comprehensive multi modal logistics services and solution provider
  • Learn methods of market mapping to measure potential of business
  • Understand ways to match customers’ service expectations and Port facilities and services with multi modal logistics chain framework
  • Prepare business development and marketing strategy for sustainable multi modal logistics business from identified large players from targeted industries
  • Adopt a balanced approach between operations, sales and role of Customer Service to ensure delivery of promised level of services to the customers for delight and long term business from customers
  • Learn to prepare Value Proposition for customers using Port / Terminal as centre of multi modal logistics chain.

Methodology:
A combination of Class room Training, Interactive workshops, Individual and group case studies will used. Participants will be provided with advance study / reading material on each topic covered under deliverables.
Who should attend:
Operations, Marketing, Other allied services like IT, Engineering service, railways personnel from Port Authorities; Port / Terminal developers, Port operators; Banks, PE, Port Service providers; Shipping Companies, Forwarders, Logistics companies, Mult imodal Service providers; Port Equipment Suppliers; Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants
Structure
Session 1
World Ports scenario and multi modalism: A global perspective of changing role of the ports and terminals providing multi modal logistics services for last mile connectivity.
Session 2
Hinterland Mapping and customer classification: Class room training followed by a group case study for a real port and identification of logistics connectivity, competition analysis, comparative logistics costs, pricing based on end to end total logistics costs
Session 3
Develop USP of the Port / Terminal as a Multi Modal Logistics Service Provider and Prepare Value Proposition for the customers, class room training followed by a group case study for a real port in continuation of group case study on hinterland mapping
Session 4
Business game on financial impact of the redefined role of the port / terminal – multi modal logistics service provider v/s provider of only port / terminal services
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About the Course Director:
This program will be conducted by Mr. Mukesh Parikh who is associated with Global Maritime Industry for over 35 years. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a distinction of having hands on Maritime Industry experience with continuous involvement in Training and Development throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a post graduate degree in Management with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He attended one year training program Professional Shipping at Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo.
During his career of 18 years in the Commercial Shipping, he was associated with UNCTAD/UNDP as a Trainer and Course developer. He attended two weeks instructors Workshop (Training for Trainers) organized by UNCTAD / UNDP in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport and Ports in Malaysia at Penang Port Commission. He conducted a number of training Programs in the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian subcontinent including developing a training program on General Shipping Management for Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Sharjah, UAE; covering shipping subjects.
A sound foundation of Shipping Industry and clear understanding of market and customer requirement and expectations from service providers enabled Mr. Mukesh Parikh to build the next phase of his career in Ports and Terminal Industry.
He joined The Adani Group in Senior Management position at the inception stage of Mundra Port in India and made a major contribution to set up Business Development and Marketing Team as well as Establish Standard OperatingProcedures for the entire spectrum of Operations in the Port. He successfully built marketing and operations teams and trained them. His next role was Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Port for setting up integrated Port Facilities at Dahej Port. All stages of Green Field Port development were covered – From site selection to Feasibility, Environment Impact Assessment and Environment clearance for the project, Detailed Project Report, Concession Agreement with Authorities for development of Port infrastructure and facilities on Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model.
Since July 2014, Mr. Mukesh Parikh has taken up advisory and consultancy role for The Maritime Industry. His assignments cover Business volume estimation and hinterland mapping with competition analysis, Revenue forecasts for the life of the project and financial modelling, investment optimization in line with market potential; Commercial and legal aspects of logistics, cargo handling, warehousing contracts; business excellence and standardization of operating procedures; Organization development, structuring and Manpower planning and training.
Costs:

On or Before 29 Sep 2018: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400!
Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3095!

  • From 30 Sep 2018: 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.

REGISTER NOW!
To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:
Name:
Position:
Organisation:
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:
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 29 Sep 2018 to enjoy the discount.

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

Kind regards
Thomas Ng
Chairman
The Global Ports Forum

GLOBAL PORTS FORUM PTE. LTD.

10 Anson Road
#26-04
International Plaza
Singapore 079903

Website: www.globalportsforum.com/

Mobile: +65 9684 3289
DID: +65 65197662
Fax: +65 6725 8438
Email: thomasng@globalportsforum.com
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 is subject to change without notice, E&O.E

Global Ports Forum presents – 2nd GPF Executive Workshop on Advanced Shipping Business, October 17-18, 2018 Singapore

Global Ports Forum presents – 2nd GPF Executive Workshop on Advanced Shipping Business, October 17-18, 2018 Singapore

About the course

This course helps participants to understand the elements common to all sectors of Shipping. In particular, participants will see the interaction between the various players involved in the shipment process. This course will help participants to understand the general process involved in International Shipping. Participants interested understanding more about Shipping or Trading may consider taking this course. It also provides a foundation to the Port related courses.

Key learning outcomes

  • Have an overview of the key segments of the shipping industry and the ship types related to these segments. Apply this knowledge to match appropriate vessel type to cargo type.
  • Describe the essentials of Maritime Geography and identify the key waterways in the world. Apply this to route planning.
  • Have an understanding of vessel & voyage economics and the underlying parameters – operating costs and financing costs. Apply the concept of NPV to evaluate long term investment in assets. Apply this knowledge for the project.
  • Understand the impact of Piracy on shipping
  • Describe the different documents used in Shipping. Apply this knowledge in the project.
  • Understand how Shipping Law applies to the business. Apply this knowledge in solving the project scenarios.

MODULE 1: SHIPPING INDUSTRY & MARKET STRUCTURE. MARITIME GEOGRAPHY & PORTS. COMMERCIAL CHARTERING

  1. Why Shipping?
  • Shipping Industry & Market Structure.
  1. Maritime Geography, Canals, Ocean Currents & Weather
  2. Ports & Terminals. Related terminology.
  3. Run through on vessel types.
  4. An overview of the market – historical trends and future expectations
  5. The voyage charter market – structure. Spot fixtures and COAs. Offers and counter offers. recaps and charter parties
  6. Time Charter market – Over view
  7. Charter Party analysis – using the correct document for the trade. Protective clauses for charterers. rights and obligations of ship-owners and charterers
  8. Over view of the indices & the function of BDI

MODULE 2: VESSEL & VOYAGE ECONOMICS

  1. Vessel Economics
  2. Port Charges methodology
  3. Daily Running Costs
  4. Financing Costs
  • Types of financing
  1. Voyage Estimation
  • Comparing voyage returns by Time Charter Equivalent
  1. Understanding the Statement of Facts
  2. Laytime – drawing up laytime statement to your advantage and arguing your case

MODULE 3: DOCUMENTS BILLS OF LADING SALE CONTRACT & INCOTERMS

  1. Bill of Lading & its Functions
  • rights and obligations of ship-owners and charterers under B/L
  1. Use of Letter of Indemnities to release cargo and their potential consequence
  2. Incoterms – what do they do – Practice & Theory
  3. The four groups and eleven terms in Incoterms 2010
  4. Risk – who is responsible if the goods are lost or damaged & how does this affect Insurance policies
  5. Dispute resolution – jurisdiction and choice of dispute resolution (legal process or ADR)

MODULE 4: SHIPPING ORGANISATIONS / PIRACY

  1. Key Shipping Bodies
  • Classification Societies role in shipping
  1. Piracy the scourge.
  • Effect of Piracy on stake holders – Owner Charterers and Cargo owners

Who should attend

Shipping Companies, Forwarders, Logistics companies, Intermodal Service providers; Port Authorities; Port / Terminal developers, Port operators; Banks, PE, Port Service providers; Port Equipment Suppliers; Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants

About the Course Director

Subhangshu Dutt, a shipping veteran of more than 40 years, is presently the Executive Director for Om Maritime Pte Ltd. He was the executive Director for Krishnapatnam Port Pte Ltd from Feb 2010 to Aug 2015 where he was overall in-charge of Port Marketing.

Before that, Dutt had an illustrious career was with the Pacific International Lines (PIL) Group till 2008. From 2006-2008, Dutt was the CEO Pacific Shipping Trust (PST). PST was the first listed ship financing vehicle on the SGX. Took the company through successful IPO in May 06. During the two year term, Dutt had doubled the asset base and the revenues. From 1988 to 2006, Dutt headed Various Management Positions with the PIL Group. Till 2006, he was heading the Strategic Planning Team designing Liner networks and optimizing vessel utilization. Alliance negotiations.

From 1971 to 1988, Dutt was on board many ships as a Ship Captain and was in command of many vessels.

Dutt is Singapore Branch Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). ICS is an international body of professionals in Shipping Industry. Please view http://ics.org.sg/ for more details.

Dutt is also a Director on the Board of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) SICCI. Established in 1924, SICCI is one of Singapore’s most respected and active commercial organisations today, with more than 900 members. For more details http://www.sicci.com/

Costs:

On or Before 17 Sep 2018: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3095!

From 18 Sep 2018: The Regular Rate is SGD3495

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495!

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

REGISTER NOW!

To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

Name:

Position:

Organisation:

Address:

Tel:

Fax:

Email:

What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

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 17 Sep 2018 to enjoy the discount.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the executive workshops/forums!

Kind regards

Thomas Ng

Chairman

The Global Ports Forum

GLOBAL PORTS FORUM PTE. LTD.

10 Anson Road

#26-04

International Plaza

Singapore 079903

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

DID: +65 65197662

Fax: +65 6725 8438

Email: thomasng@globalportsforum.com

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 is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

Flavours of Deepavali,13 October 2018,Singapore

Flavours of Deepavali,13 October 2018,Singapore

DESCRIPTION

Deepavali festival is not without it’s scrumptious food.

Engage in a fun and interactive culinary experience while learning to make sweets & savouries for Deepavali.

Participants will prepare together with the chefs from Indian Culinary Chefs Association.

There will be live demonstrations and step by step workshop for the participants to attempt to make their own.