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
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.
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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