Port Management

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Do you have great management skills? Do you the mind and body to handle complex business even during ungodly hours? Have you envisioned working in a port, smelling the sea and feeling the wind in your hair?


Port Management will help prepare aspiring managers with essential management skills, strategies and knowledge required for today’s ever-growing sea freight market.

Subject Focus


  • Mathematics
  • Trading
  • Basis of Economics
  • Principles of Accounting


  • Management of Organisations
  • Strategic Management and Marketing
  • Maritime Trade
  • Marine Issues
  • Maritime Logistics
    Entry Requirements

  • SPM, O-level, A-level, Foundation, Diploma or anything equalivent.
Personality Type

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ISTP: You are thorough. You ensure nothing is amiss i your daily routine. You can recite history because you learn from the past.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: Realistic, Ivestigative and Convential

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

Graduates can find themselves working for the service sector, either private or government. Shipping, transportation and logistics companies, manufacturing firms, import and export trading agencies and ports recruit port managers. The most natural progression would be to work up from Port Manager to Port Director.

    Here are just a few titles you can obtain with this career path.

  • Port Engineer
  • Marine Operative
  • Harbour Master
  • Port Manager

The starting salary for port managers depend on the company, the rating of the institute you pursued port management from,the number and size of ports managed, and experience.

Job Demand

In Malaysia: The port sector has made valuable changes over the last decade and continue to play a vital and growing role in the movement of goods around the working, making education in this sector more relevant than ever. The construction of the dredger “Inai Kengan” is one of the high-impact projects that Malaysia has done. It is the biggest ship, worth RM1 billion, in Asia and the third largest in the world. With the presence of large ships such as “Inai Kengan”, ports are ever more challenged by the requirements of balancing accountability and responsibility against the necessities of competing for business.

Global Demand: The efficient management of a port involves managing these activities and resources, managing the flow of money between the agents providing and using these resources and updating all management-related information. They can work at shipping, transportation and logistics companies, manufacturing firms, import and export trading agencies and ports recruit port managers.

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