Senior port officials and maritime industry executives interested in learning the latest port operation, planning and management techniques can participate in the 16th annual International Program for Port Planning and Management (IPPPM), to be held in New Orleans, March 13-24, 2000.
The intensive training program offers maritime industry leaders from around the world a unique opportunity for further professional education and personal enrichment. IPPPM is sponsored by the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans
, the World Trade Center
of New Orleans, the Louisiana State University National Ports and Waterways Institute and the University of New Orleans.
Topics to be covered at the program include: Port Planning and Development, Port Pricing/Economics/Tariffs and Cargo Projections, Port Operations, Productivity and Capacity, Strategic Planning and Port Sector Reform, Container Terminal Operations and Management, Developments in Ship Types, Size, Characteristics and Cargo Transfer, Institutional Reform and Privatization, Port Environmental Considerations, Port Operations and Cargo Handling Technologies, Port Authority Marketing, Port Engineering and Maintenance, The Role of Ports in the World Economy, Port Computerization, Port Terminal Operations, Capital Projects Management, Port Safety and Security, Marine Risk and Management Safety Issues and Overview of Cargo Transportation: Modes and Economics.