The objective of the Port Feasibility and Valuation Course is to enable participants to conduct a detailed Port Feasibility and Valuation Study. Valuation, feasibility and PPP are the key topics and the course offers an executive insight into the financial models behind these. Participants will follow a 3-day training course, where they will receive hands-on training on the industries' valuation dynamics.

The course will provide participants an overview of the logical steps of a Port Feasibility and Valuation Study. Valuation, feasibility and PPP are the key topics and the course offers an executive insight in the financial models behind that. The Course is structured along the phases of Port Valuation: determining Project Feasibility, determining PPP Feasibility & the optimal PPP Structure and assessment of Equity Return & Bankability. The course provides an overview of the most recent developments in Port Valuation, as well as the perspectives of different stakeholders: Public Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines, etc. 

The training course consists of three modules spread over three days.

Participants will be provided with the following curriculum materials:

  • Course Plan & Agenda
  • Case Study
  • Handouts for all the modules
  • Additional reading

The participants will be provided with a basic financial model, developed by MTBS. This basic financial model will first be used for the Project Feasibility assessment, then for the PPP Feasibility Assessment and as a last step for the Bankability Assessment & Equity Valuation. Participants are required to bring a laptop with MS Excel.

Course Outline
Each training day will run from 9am to 5pm and all materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee. Plenty of time will be set aside throughout the training program to review the specific course aspects and reflect within the group. Participants are invited to elaborate on specific Port Feasibility and Valuation exercises from within their own experience/companies. Interaction between the participants on real-life issues is encouraged and is regarded as a valuable addition to the course program.

Day 1

09:00 - 17:00 Module 1: Introduction to Port Project Feasibility & Valuation

Day 2

09:00 - 17:00 Module 2: PPP Valuation and Modelling 

Day 3

09:00 - 17:00 Module 3: Assessment of Equity Return and Bankability


Who Should Attend?
The Port Feasibility and Valuation Course is developed as a training course for a range of professions:

  • Middle/Senior management level officials that are active in the port, maritime and infrastructure sector or direct stakeholders active in the industry.
  • Managers and staff, members of public and private bodies involved in port and terminal developments (both entry level and mid-management).

For optimal results, a certain level of experience is expected. The participants are required:

  • To speak English;
  • To have a basic knowledge of finance;
  • To have a working knowledge of MS Excel.

Participants are not required to have in-depth financial modelling experience, although such experience can be beneficial for the understanding of more complex modelling topics.


Course Fees

  • Early Bird Rate: €1996
    book before 26 August 2018

  • Standard Rate: €2495

*When you book for 2 or more delegates from the same company when booked at the same time, you're entitled to receive an extra 10% discount.

Members of our partners are entitled to a special discount on the delegate price.
Please ensure you quote the association partner when booking. (you may be asked for proof of company).

*Only one discount may be applied to any booking - PFI will apply the greater discount.

Please use the application form to register.


The course is organised by Port Finance International and in association with MTBS, the leading port and terminal strategy and transaction advisory company.

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About the trainersMr. Reinout Polders

Reinout Polders is a senior consultant at MTBS. He has extensive experience with port advisory projects. His main expertise is focused on financial and economic valuation of port (PPP) projects. Mr. Polders passed Level III of the CFA exam. Mr. Polders is a trained financial modeller and has been involved in multiple major Port Transaction Projects. Mr. Polders is currently involved in MTBS' transaction mandates in Canada (Vancouver), Georgia (Anaklia Port) and Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). Mr. Polders has working experience in Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somaliland), the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Oman and Egypt) and Europe (Georgia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, UK and Ireland).

Mr. Robert SchotRobert Schot is a manager for MTBS and is specialized in the fields of port transactions, financial modelling, economic impact analysis, business case analysis, project finance and PPP structuring. He has gained experience through numerous port and shipping related projects executed worldwide. For public authorities, he has been involved in the preparation and implementation of various large port privatisation deals. Main services provided are related to the structuring of the transaction and procurement strategy, preparation of tender documents, bid evaluations and advising clients in their negotiations with private bidders. Also on behalf of private companies, he assisted clients in the preparation of their bids, with a focus on financial modelling and financial engineering services.

The course will be take place at the office of Maritime & Transport Business Solutions ('MTBS').

Address: Wijnhaven 3E, 3011 WG, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Please note that Port Finance International cannot assist you with applying for or obtaining visas. For information about visa requirements and application procedures please contact your local Embassy or Consulate.

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