Maritime Port Executive Program

Through a special partnership with International Association of Maritime & Port Executives(IAMPE), the World Trade Center New Orleans (WTCNO), and the Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL) are proud to present and to bring the internationally recognized Maritime Port Executive Program (MPE) to Louisiana!

Maritime Port Manager / Executive (MPM/MPE)

IAMPE's flagship offering covering the necessary components of maritime port management including regulatory compliance, pricing & tariffs, operations, and strategic planning.

The MPM and MPE programs are offered back-to-back as a combined week-long seminar that covers all aspects of port management in-depth at an intense pace. This program is structured to provide port professionals with the knowledge they need to develop their port, and a network of contacts to develop their careers. 

The Maritime Port Manager program is designed as an intensive two-day foundational seminar that covers all aspects of the port industry. The seminar is focused on how port facilities operate as integral intermodal connections in the worldwide transportation industry. It provides employees new to the industry with a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of port management, and provides industry vets with a refresher of the global transportation system. Topics covered in the MPM program include an overview of the transportation industry, current global industry trends, port governance, port finance, port operations, safety and security, and more. The program also includes a management case study that applies port fundamentals to a real-world situation. The MPM program is a pre-requisite for the Maritime Port Executive program. Participants receive professional certification as a Maritime Port Manager (MPM) and 16 CEU credits. ​ ​

The Maritime Port Executive program is designed to build on the foundations established in the MPM program. The MPE session is a two and a half day seminar that covers the specifics of how ports and marine terminals fit into communities; waterway, road and rail access; property and risk management; logistics from the shippers perspective including care, control and custody of cargo and the pricing of transportation services; tariffs and operational documents; business development; public and media relations; and strategic/master/logistics and cargo planning. The program incorporates three case studies and is capped off by a half-day port planning exercise that incorporates all the content discussed in the MPM/MPE program.  Participants receive a professional certification as a Maritime Port Executive (MPE), 4 Academic Credits, and 36 hours of CEU credits.