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GPF Executive Workshop on Value Creation in Liquid Bulk Logistics, 5-7 Feb 22 Dubai, UAE. Small Group. Intensive. Online Program Avail

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GPF Executive Workshop on Value Creation in Liquid Bulk Logistics,5-7 Feb, 2022, Dubai, UAE. Small Group. Intensive. Online Program Available upon request.

Global Ports Forum presents – GPF Executive Workshop on Value Creation in Liquid Bulk Logistics, 5-7 Feb, 2022, Dubai, UAE. Small Group. Intensive. Online Program Available upon request.

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This three days executive training is targeted to provide a comprehensive outlook of Liquid Bulk Ports and Specialized Terminals for Liquid bulk operations and their role as the most crucial link in logistics supply chain. There is a whole range of Liquid Bulk Terminals and Ports from very basic barge loading / unloading systems to the most modern state-of-the-art and Single Buoy Mooring terminals ; depending upon type of cargo, market size and volume to be handled. Ownership, operatorship and commercial aspect also vary based on users’ requirements and risk perceptions. Large scale oil companies, refineries, suppliers, users and traders tend to control the supply chain by using their own dedicated terminals. However, common user bulk terminals are also equally important and these common user terminals cater to a number of users requiring terminal services for their liquid bulk cargo handling.

This training program (on line or face to face as per situation), aims to enable participants to understand comprehensive process to develop ports and liquid terminals from site selection to hinterland mapping, assessment of market potential, optimization of investment in bulk liquid cargo handling, storage and hinterland connectivity. The program also targets to explain steps involved in process of environment management, detailed project report, concession agreements and understanding other commercial terms for liquid ports and terminals operations. Another objective of the workshop is to prepare the participants to excel in operations of liquid bulk terminals for satisfaction of customers and all stake holders in order to achieve desired financial objectives and create value for the stakeholders.

Significance / relevance of the program

With the rapid growth in volume of trade and advancement of technologies; traditional multi-purpose terminals are gradually becoming specialized. Based on the type of cargo required to be handled, the terminals are specifically being developed for Bulk Liquid operations. Unlike multi-purpose terminals, interchanging or substituting cargo in broader category is not feasible. Therefore developing specialized terminals to handle singular group of cargo exclusively is challenging and prone to a number of market related and commercial risks. Due to inherently greater market risks, the rewards are also better for specialized terminals. While container and dry bulk traffic has grown rapidly, liquid bulk shipments continue to play a crucial role in world seaborne trade. Effective management of Ports and Terminals by efficient commercial and operational excellence assumes a great importance. Bulk commodities like crude oil have relatively low value and logistics cost is the most controllable element in the entire value chain. Effective and efficient logistics management makes the most significant contribution to the profitability of business value chain. At both exports and imports end of the logistics chain, it is essential to create optimum infrastructure and handling, storage and hinterland connectivity /evacuation capacity in line with volume of commodity to be handled. The program will use a number of examples of Ports and terminals in different parts of the world and provide a broad overview to enable participants to draw on best practices which can be adapted as per their own operative environment.


At the end of this training program, the participants should be able to:

Understand significance and role of Ports and terminals in national and regional context

Learn the process of Ports and terminals development along with detailed steps involved at each stage of development

Develop comprehensive understanding about markets, customer classification, expectations and aligning service levels & pricing with customer priorities.

Get deep knowledge about bulk liquid logistics chain and total logistics cost comparison with calculation of sea freight, hinterland connectivity and land logistics costs.

Learn about Port operations and cargo handling systems for liquid bulk.

Preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all stages of bulk liquid operations.

IMDG Codes and classification of liquid cargo

Liquid storage tank operations – receipt, delivery, tank gauging and measurement procedure

Safety, security and HSE standards for bulk liquid operations.

Learn about revenue streams and calculation of income, operations and operating costs.

Prepare income and expense statements and cash-flow for the business over a period of time.

Understand financial calculations for Liquid Port and terminal investment.


A combination of on-line presentations, on-line interactions among participants, on-line audio visuals, Individual and group case studies and problem solving methods will be used. Participants will be provided with advance study / reading material on each topic covered under deliverables.

Who Should Attend

Government and public bodies responsible for Port and Terminal development; Port Authorities; Port / Terminal developers, Port / Liquid terminal operators; Port investors, Banks, PE, Financial Institutions; Liquid Logistics Service providers; Shipping Companies, Forwarders, Logistics companies, Intermodal Service providers; Port Equipment Suppliers; Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants and all those connected with bulk liquid trades – manufacturers / suppliers / traders / consumers.

This program is designed for middle and senior management level participants for the working executives and managers with 3 years+ working experience in Maritime/ Logistics / liquid cargo industry.

Program Structure

Day 1 - Session 1

Scope of Bulk Liquid Logics business

Bulk Liquid International Trade - volume and main commodities

Bulk liquid ships – type, size and main trade lanes

Bulk liquid terminals characteristics

Infrastructure and superstructure components of bulk liquid terminals

Port and hinterland connectivity for liquid logistics through road, rail and pipelines

Day 1 - Session 2

Bulk Liquid Logistics ownership structure

Privatization and Concession Agreements for liquid terminals.

Level of privatization and legal / financial framework being adopted by various nations through different type of concession agreements between government policy makers and private sector.

Understanding details of concessions and developing strategies for management and effective implementation of Concession Agreements.

Day 2 - Session 3

Development process and master planning

Port / terminal Development process: A systemic approach to step wise process of Ports and terminals development:

Stage 1 – Site selection, understanding statutory policies and requirement for liquid bulk terminal, prefeasibility study and data collection, preparing roadmap for project execution

Stage 2 – Modelling and studies of marine conditions, Rapid Environment Impact Assessment, Assessment of Business and Cargo potential with hinterland mapping and competition analysis

Stage 3 – Market assessment and price sensitivity, Detailed Environment Impact Assessment, Detailed Project Report

Stage 4 – Financial analysis and Financial closure with optimization in investment.

Stage 5 – Master Planning to build sustainable resilience, Designing liquid ports, terminals, layout, tank-farms, pipelines, cargo receipt and delivery systems. Construction contracting and Equipment procurement for phase wise development as identified in master plan. Business Development and Marketing of infrastructure and services.

Day 2 – Session 4

Operations of Liquid Terminals, Dock pipe-lines and storage tank farms

Commissioning the bulk liquid facilities and commencement of operations

Classification of bulk liquids and IMDG codes

Parameters and processes of tanker ships operations – loading/unloading bulk liquid cargo, measurement, survey and inspections for quality and quantity.

Processes of pipeline cleaning, maintenance, pigging, tank cleaning, inter-tank transfer.

Tank-farm (storage tanks) operations, preparing tanks for product receipt, measuring product quality and quantity for each operation, road tankers loading and unloading, railway rake loading and unloading, pipeline transfers

Day 3 – Session 5

Operations – setting standard SOPs, KPIs and Integration with ISO

Setting standard SOPs and respective ISO standards for entire logistic chain at tanker ships operations, terminals, pipelines, transfer and pigging, delivery / receipt at storage area

Safety and security aspects during transportation

Compliance with environment standards by the equipment used for delivery and transport

Technologies - vehicle tracking system, e-platforms, mass flow meters and their roles for greater safety and security

Day 3 – Session 6

Financial Performance – revenue, operating costs, cash-flow and ROI

Assessment of terminal and storage capacity to be developed and investment required

Business volume projected to be handled at the marine and tank storage area

Estimate of revenue based on market potential and competitive standing of your services

Services required by customers, operations to be performed and the direct operating cost of providing services to bulk liquid customers.

Calculation of investment, fixed costs, depreciation, interest, cost of capital, insurance for fixed assets.

Financial evaluation based on cash-flow and standard financial parameters.

Course Director will be available for on-line consultation, if requested by the participants.

Course Director:

This program will be conducted by Mr. Mukesh Parikh who is associated with Global Maritime Industry for over 40 years. He has a distinction of having hands on Maritime Industry experience with continuous involvement in Training and Development throughout his distinguished career. He has been conducting a number of executive training programs on ports and terminals at Singapore, UAE, South Africa and other international locations, in addition to his current position of Adjunct Professor at Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management.

Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a post graduate degree in Management with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He attended one year training program Professional Shipping at Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo.

During his career of 18 years in the Commercial Shipping, he was associated with UNCTAD/UNDP as a Trainer and Course developer. He attended two weeks instructors’ Workshop (Training for Trainers) organized by UNCTAD / UNDP in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport and Ports in Malaysia at Penang Port Commission. He conducted a number of training Programs in the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian subcontinent including developing a training program on General Shipping Management for Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Sharjah, UAE.

A sound foundation of Shipping Industry and clear understanding of market and customer expectation and requirement from service providers enabled Mr. Mukesh Parikh to build the next phase of his career in Ports and Terminal Industry.

He worked with The Adani Group in Senior Management position for 10 years from the inception stage of Mundra Port in India and made a major contribution to set up Business Development and Marketing team as well as establish Standard Operating Procedures for the entire spectrum of Operations in the port. He successfully built marketing and operations teams and trained them.

Since July 2014, Mr. Mukesh Parikh has taken up advisory and consultancy role for The Maritime Industry. His assignments cover Business volume estimation and hinterland mapping with competition analysis, Revenue forecasts for the life of the project and financial modelling, investment optimization in line with market potential; Commercial and legal aspects of logistics, cargo handling, warehousing contracts; business excellence and standardization of operating procedures; Organization development, structuring and Manpower planning and training. He has also advised a number of clients about the Concession agreements and entering in to sub-concessions.


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No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

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Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy – a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event. No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

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