School of Ports, Terminal Management and Logistics

According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95 per cent of India's trading by volume and 70 per cent by value is done through maritime transport.
India has 12 major and 200 notified minor and intermediate ports. Cargo traffic, which recorded 1,052 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) in 2015, is expected to reach 1,758 MMT by 2017. The Indian ports and shipping industry plays a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce. India is the sixteenth largest maritime country in the world, with a coastline of about 7,517 km. The Indian Government plays an important role in supporting the ports sector. It has allowed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of up to 100 per cent under the automatic route for port and harbour construction and maintenance projects. It has also facilitated a 10-year tax holiday to enterprises that develop, maintain and operate ports, inland waterways and inland ports.

The Ministry for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways announced a massive investment in India’s ports and roads sector, which is likely to help boost the country’s economy. The Indian government plans to develop 10 coastal economic regions as part of plans to revive the country’s Sagarmala (string of ports) project.
The zones would be converted into manufacturing hubs, supported by port modernization projects, and could span 300–500 km of the coastline. The government is also looking to develop the inland waterway sector as an alternative to road and rail routes to transport goods to the nation’s ports and hopes to attract private investment in the sector.

Logistics, port & terminal sectors are growing rapidly in India. More and more global players are entering in Port and Terminal industry in India. Huge growth in international trade, automation in ports and terminals, mega infrastructure projects such as Sagarmala ( Wadhavan Port in Maharashtra is part of it), Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN), Maharashtra Prosperity Corridor (the Mumbai - Nagpur Expressway), rolling of GST w.e.f. lst July 2017 will provide a big push to the manufacturing as well as warehousing and logistics sectors that will in turn require large skilled & trained manpower.

The School of Logistics, Ports, Terminal & Warehouse Management will offer certificate, diploma and degree programs in line with the industry needs. The programs proposed to be offered by the School include:-

Certificate Program

Advanced Certificate in Agricultural Export

Eligibility: Graduate / Work experience of min 3 years
Fee: INR 30,000 /-
Duration: 6 months
Description: Understand the procedures and certification for agri exports,
One can start export of agri products after completion of this course.

Certificate in International Logistics Management

Eligibility: 12thPass
Fee: INR 30,000 /-
Duration: 6 months
Description: Major aspects of logistics such as transportation, warehousing,
inventory management etc are covered. Hands on on the documentation in logistics will help the participants to get jobs in the sector.

Advanced Certificate in Port & Terminal Management

Eligibility: Graduate / Work experience of min 3 years
Fee: INR 30,000 /-
Duration: 6 months
Description: Basics of shipping, types of ports, Terminal, functioning
of ports/ terminals. Operations, Planning, Gate functions, CFS / ICD operations etc

Certificate in Dry Port Management (Coming Soon)

Duration: 3 months

Certificate in Port CFS & ICD (Coming Soon)

Duration: 3 months

Degree Program BBA in Ports, Terminal & Warehouse Management
The programs are designed to lead the aspiring manager into the essential management skills required for meeting the challenges of the ever-growing shipping industry. Students will learn and be able to manage the various development and operational needs of port and allied infrastructure.
The Port and Terminal Management Programs at SSOU gives an overview of the overall port's activities and maritime transport. It allows port managers to see how their individual activity fits within and affects the entire spectrum of operational and commercial activities running in the complex interface of maritime transport

The programs offered by the School of Logistics, Ports, Terminal & Warehouse Management prepares students’ for leadership roles in the Port and Terminal Management Sector through training in port, terminal, shipping and logistics management. The students will be exposed to the practical decision making aspect in the industry, which will help them to develop their skills and attitudes needed to take leadership roles in the industry.