College of Engineering and College of Business

Preparing the next generation of port, industry, and maritime professionals

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The Center for Advances in Port Management is dedicated to preparing port and marine terminal industry leaders for 21st-century challenges and opportunities.

Workers with backs turned - Port Management

Established through the foresight of the State of Texas, the center supports the port industry through:

  • Advanced education
  • Industry relevant research
  • Community engagement

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Center for Advances in Port Management

Lamar University
P.O. Box 10262
Beaumont TX 77710

Why Choose Port Management at LU?

Industry Connections

The center is fundamentally linked with industry. Our research initiatives have made significant contributions based on demonstrated need and supported by external partnerships and financial support. With our state-of-the-art facilities, highly credentialed faculty and industry collaborations, our center is becoming a hub for port, maritime, and industry knowledge exchange.

Practical and Efficient Programs

We offer a fully accredited Master of Science degree as well as three graduate certificates. With implementation for Spring 2024, our Masters program has been updated from a 36-credit-hour to a 30-credit-hour program. Performance based academic scholarships make this 10 course, online, self-paced program cost effective and convenient.

Interdisciplinary Educational Approach

The center's academic curriculum includes an interdisciplinary Master of Science degree and certificates specializing in port management, global logistics, and operations. Courses are taught by both College of Engineering and College of Business professors as well as highly credentialed and seasoned maritime industry experts.

Students will explore practical leadership, team management and risk reduction strategies in the context of real world scenarios.

This program is ideal for both entry-level and mid-career students seeking to tackle unique port, maritime and industry challenges.


International Seafarer Center Fundraiser January 2024

CAPM Director Rob Dubois and spouse Prof. Rachael Dubois were honored to host a fundraising event for the Port Arthur International Seafarers Center. 1/11/2024

Gulf Waterway Grant Recipients

College of Engineering's Dr. Hamidi Awarded $173,636 Texas DOT Grant


Maritime Excellence Article

The Maritime Executive featured the Port Management program in a recent article.  Read about how Lamar is making an impact on port and maritime industries.

Texas Ports are Economic Engines!

The Port Capital Investment Report (PCIR) highlights a wide variety of infrastructure needs at Texas ports, including 51 projects totaling $1.67 billion. Funding keeps Texas ports competitive and helps continue to grow the state’s economy.