The objective of the Port Investments & PPP Course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of how Port and Terminal Projects are developed from Concept to Financial Close. All the steps are connected to the relevant stages of port investments: Strategy Formulation, Project Valuation, Transaction Documents/Procedures and Investment Financing.

The course will provide participants with an overview of a full-cycle port investment assessment. Steps in this assessment are connected to the relevant stages of port investments: Strategy Formulation, Project Valuation, Transaction Documents/Procedures and Investment Financing. The positions of the relevant stakeholders in port and terminal development are covered thoroughly, including Governments, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, Shipping Lines, Equity Investors and Banks.

The training course provides participants with a complete overview of the overall cycle of port investment analyses.

Participants are provided with a step-by-step approach to prepare the most suitable Public Private Partnership structure, a Business Case, Concession Contract and a Financing Scheme.

  • Course planning
  • Case studies
  • Handouts for all modules
  • Additional reading

Each training day will run from 9am - 5pm - and all materials, refreshments and lunch are included in the course fee. There will be an (optional) course drinks on the second night. Plenty of time will be set aside throughout the training programme to review the things you have learnt and reflect within the group. There are follow-through actions to continue your development and encourage post-course contact between delegates and course leaders.

Day 1

09:00 - 12:00 MODULE 1: PORT STRATEGY & PPP
Industry performance, Management Models and Case Studies

13:00 - 15:00 MODULE 2: BUSINESS CASE
Traffic Forecasting, Financial Modelling, Economic Cost-Benefit Analyses


Day 2

09:00 - 12:00 MODULE 3: FINANCING
Public & Private Funding; On-Balance & Off Balance and Case Studies

13:00 - 17:00 MODULE 4: TRANSACTIONS
Risk Analyses, Concession Contract, PPP Procurement, Case Studies and Tender Process



Early Bird Rate: €1996
book before 24 September 2018

Standard Rate: €2495

10% discount for 2 or more delegates from the same company when booked at the same time.
Members of our partners are entitled to a special discount on the delegate price.
Please ensure you quote the Association partner when booking.
*Please note 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.



About the Trainers
Mr. 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. Wim De Rycke

Wim De Rycke is a Senior Consultant for MTBS and active in the ports and shipping business for over 20 years. During this period, he has taken on different roles and responsibilities in various areas of the maritime business: project management, strategy advice, technical and operational management, equipment procurement, business development, masterplanning, financial modelling and investment analysis. Mr. De Rycke was manager projects & acquisition at Terminal Investment Limited (TIL). Mr. De Rycke was Member of the Board of Directors on eight terminals (including 4 with a throughput of in excess of 2,000,000 TEU) to represent the shareholder.


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