BSc (Hons) Shipping and Port Management
Ports are the economic drivers of a country’s economy and ships are the principal mode of delivery. As countries develop and their economies grow, reliance on ships and ports...
University allowed me to join a workplace with the same knowledge of somebody who had been there for several years. Also, that knowledge allowed me to bring a different perspective on some situations.
A typical day could involve boarding a container ship in the morning to undertake arrival formalities with the Captain. Then I return to the office and look at time reports on container vessels calls and identifying ways we can turn these vessels around whilst in port more quickly.
An afternoon may then involve booking 20 cars and 5 diggers onto a ship down to South America and completing the necessary documentation.
My career highlight so far was being made port manager in only two years of leaving University.
Work hard and always keep up to date on industry news.