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Your guide to studying Port Management in Malaysia

Course Duration

2.5 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 53,000 - 60,000

Average Salary

MYR 5,000 - 24,000

Job Demand

What is Port Management?

Port Management is the management of shipment activities such as movement of ships, loading and unloading of containers, cargo and custom activities.

Have you ever been on the shore-side and loved everything that you saw? The intoxicating smell of the ocean, the gargantuan ships that would dwarf the already large containers they carried. Have you always wondered about a career in the industry? If you have, then you may want to consider the course of port management. Let us clear things up for you so you’ll know exactly what you need to do, from your first step to your last.

Ports are the economic drivers of a country&rs...

Have you ever been on the shore-side and loved everything that you saw? The intoxicating smell of the ocean, the gargantuan ships that would dwarf the already large containers they carried. Have you always wondered about a career in the industry? If you have, then you may want to consider the course of port management. Let us clear things up for you so you’ll know exactly what you need to do, from your first step to your last.

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 also grows. Emerging and established economies require graduates who have developed a solid knowledge and understanding of operating a port successfully and managing the ships that deliver to the ports.

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What are the subjects covered under Port Management?

Additional Mathematics

English

Mathematics

Physics

Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Port Planning Management

Port Technology and Maintenance

Business Law Language skills

What you need to get on a Port Management course?

Diploma in Port Management

SPM : Pass with 3 credits

O-Levels : Pass with 3 credits

UEC : Please check with relevant university

What skills do you need for a Port Management course?

Good Time Management

Managing a port isn’t easy, and time is of the essence. Shipments that are meant for suppliers and traders will all need to be on time, and it’s up to you to ensure that it does happen.

Well-Read

While it may involve hands-on work as well, it’s crucial that you understand the importance of local and international business trade, and how it affects the maritime industry. I may sound complicated to you now, but by the time you graduate, it should be as easy as A-B-C.

Able to Manage a Team

There will be many people involved in a shipment, and with that many moving parts, you will need to be able to manage every single part, and manage it with fairness, so that all parties are happy.

Where can you study Port Management in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Port Management schools in Malaysia.

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