Port management is the management of ports.

According to a syllabus at the United Nations University:

Large ports need to deal with a number of disparate activities: the movement of ships, containers, and other cargo, the loading and unloading of ships and containers, customs activities. As well as human resources, anchorages, channels, lighters, tugs, berths, warehouse, and other storage spaces have to be allocated and released. The efficient management of a port involves managing these activities and resources, managing the flows of money involved between the agents providing and using these resources, and providing management information.[1]

In her book "Port Management and Operations" (CRC 2014), Prof. Maria Burns explains that port management services may encompass one or more of the four key business categories of global trade and transport: 1) Landlords, through property ownership, leasing and management of land, infrastructure and superstructure; 2) Brokers, by hosting and/or liaising with bunker brokers commodity brokers, property brokers, ships’ agents, ship brokers, stock brokers etc.; 3) Suppliers, through leasing and handling cargo equipment, and liaising with ship-chandlers, and suppliers of spare parts, engines, commodities, tools etc. 4) Manufacturers, by hosting and/or liaising with shipyards, petroleum refineries and industrial zones. Manufacturing also encompasses broad maritime activities including port design, engineering technology, installation and modification of equipment, manufacturing machinery, etc.

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