The Center for Advances in Port Management is dedicated to preparing port and marine terminal industry leaders for 21st century challenges and opportunities. Established in the fall of 2015 through the foresight of the State of Texas, the Center supports the port industry through:

1) Advanced and continuing education.

2) Industry relevant research.

3) Community outreach.


To better prepare the port and marine terminal operating industry for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead through advanced education and industry relevant research. 


The Center is and must be fundamentally linked with industry. Our widespread Advisory Board is comprised of industry experts across all disciplines, representing the broad array of skills and knowledge required to successfully manage in the port or marine terminal operating industry. The Advisory Board oversees and guides the curriculum and research activities based on current and projected needs of the port and marine terminal operating industry.

In our five-plus year existence, the Center’s research initiatives have already made significant contributions to industry. Research activities are based on demonstrated industry need, often indicated by direct external financial support. Importantly, the Center also has resources to support industry relevant research projects and, working with industry, serves as an incubator for ideas and processes that will add value to industry.