Lamar University


CAPM is offering our 2nd professional development training course fully online! Introduction to the US Port Industry and Freight Transportation Systems will be offered February 1 - 26, 2021. Registration is now open!

  • Fully Online
  • Uses a Blackboard Platform
  • 4-week program 
  • Taught by industry experts and LU faculty
  • $1,500 tuition fee
  • Non-academic credit

"This ambitious introductory course seeks to set the commercial context for strategic port operations and management. Student understanding will be enhanced through hands-on simulation exercises provided by the leading container terminal training company TBA. Successful completion of these modules may lead to a coveted TBA certificate if you complete the extra TBA modules we do not cover. There will be sessions on the emerging technologies of automation, autonomous vessels and vehicles and digital platforms such as Blockchain enhancing operations and cargo tracking". 

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AIS Visualization of Vessel Movement Through the Channel

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Professional Certificate in Port Management 

The Center for Advances in Port Management and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Partner for the Industry Recognized Port Certificate (IRPC).

The IRPC is a professional development certificate program focused on enhancing the participant’s fundamental knowledge of the port industry and to introduce them to AAPA and the greater port professional community. The Center has partnered with AAPA to develop relevant curriculum for the modern port professional’s needs. The IRPC program participants apply to the MS in Port and Terminal Management program and take the master level course "Introduction to Port and Marine Terminal Management" (INEN 5302).

Team Success


We offer interactive courses taught by world-class faculty and industry professionals in an online format. This opportunity provides a flexible, tech-savvy education for working professionals.

Bridge the Gap


Port and Marine terminal industry-based curriculum allows graduates to enhance career opportunities for working professionals as well as a pathway to management opportunities.


The Center for Advances in Port Management is dedicated to preparing the port and marine terminal operating industry for 21st century challenges and opportunities through advanced education and research.

Established in the fall of 2015 through the generosity and foresight of the State of Texas, the Center is supported primarily by the colleges of business and engineering. Erik Stromberg has served as the Center’s first executive director since May, 2016.