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A Guide to Port and Terminal Management

By Captain Bill Chalmers, FICS


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Published date:
1st Edition July 2020

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We are pleased to announce that this book is available in a digital format from the following suppliers:

Bogerd Martin : Chart Track NavReader 

Marine Society & Sea Cadets : MS SeaReader

Navtor Nautic : Navstation

StormGeo : s-Planner | Publications

Todd Navigation : SeaReader

Weilbach : WENDIS SeaReader


Ports are essential in facilitating the movement of goods from one area of the world to another.  Over time the size and complexity of ports have increased, but the basic needs remain the same.

This book is aimed at students and port employees who want to broaden their understanding of their industry.

  • The focus of this book is on the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers syllabus and examinations for Port and Terminal Management.  This book provides and an additional source of reading for candidates who are undertaking not only these examinations but in other recognized courses as well.
  • It is hoped that this book will also give port employees an insight into other types of ports and the equipment and processes which are used in them. 
  • This book also provides a view of some of the aspects of port management readers may not be involved in.

Written by Captain Bill Chalmers, FICS, he has spent his whole working life in the shipping industry of which the last 10 years of his career were spent in the port industry.