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 objective of the port feasibility and valuation course – taking place in Rotterdam on 5th, 6th and 7th October 2021 – 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 in the financial models behind that. Participants will follow a 3-day training course, where participants will receive hands-on training on the industries' valuation dynamics.

The course is organized by Port Financial International and in association with MTBS, the leading port and terminal valuation & transaction advisory company.

The course is focused on the following 4 main topics:

  • Project & PPP feasibility
  • Port valuation and modelling
  • Equity valuation
  • Bank-ability assessment

The course makes use of a project case, which will follow the logical steps in the project implementation process: from feasibility to PPP implementation and bank-ability.
Participants will have to take an active role in the 3-day course and be able to interpret the financial results.

Target audience

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.

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants, due to Covid-19 measures.


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 bank-ability 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 bank-ability


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



About the trainers

Adriaan de Gruijter holds an MSc degree in Finance and Investments and an MSc degree in Strategic Management, both of which were obtained from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In line with his affinity with finance, Mr. de Gruijter took and passed all levels of the CFA exam and obtained the CFA Charter. Through his work as a Senior Port Consultant at MTBS, Mr. de Gruijter has further honed his skills pertaining to Finance and Strategy Advisory. Additionally, Mr. de Gruijter has developed a deep and broad geographic knowledge of the port sector, with completed and ongoing port projects in, inter alia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Guinea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Caribbean Islands, India, Surinam, Belize, Guyana, Greece, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and Brazil.

Victor van Leengoed is director projects at MTBS. Mr. van Leengoed has obtained a Master degrees in economy (MSc Erasmus University Rotterdam), as well as in civil engineering (MSc Delft University of Technology). Mr. van Leengoed global experience includes port development projects of various sizes in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Maldives, Mozambique, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Seychelles, Slovenia, and South Africa. Clients include public and private port developers as well as International Financial Institutions and commercial banks. Mr. van Leengoed is a frequent lecturer and speaker for Master students and at conferences on topics related to Port Finance and Port PPP.


MTBS Office
Wijnhaven 3E,3011 WG Rotterdam, The Netherlands


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.



Course fees

  • Early bird rate: €1875 (book before 30 August 2021)

  • 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.


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