Coasts and Ports Pre-Conference Workshop: Maritime Engineering, Ports and Shipping Pre-Conference Workshop

Maritime Engineering, Ports and Shipping

A workshop tailor-made for the Coasts and Ports Conference delegates. The 1.5 day workshop will provide delegates with a general understanding of how the ports you have helped to design are used by the international shipping community.

AMC Search, the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College is pleased to offer a 1.5 day-long workshop to conference delegates interested in learning about maritime engineering, shipping and its interaction with ports.

Ports and other engineers have helped to design the ports and approaching infrastructure that have put Australia in the top five exporters of dry bulk goods in the world, with 20% of the world’s trade in those products now passing through our ports in ships.

This workshop will provide delegates with a general understanding of how the ports engineers have helped to design are used by the international shipping community, and will cover fascinating topics including:

  • The ships themselves, ballast water management, emissions and slow steaming
  • International shipping regulations, ownership, flags and registries
  • Load lines
  • Managing ship interactions in ports (squat, ship-ship and ship-bank interaction)
  • Berthing and mooring of ships and related shore infrastructure
  • Mooring line loads, fender loads
  • Hydrodynamic resistance
  • Wave interactions


This workshop is hands on and will get conference delegates out of the class room and into the Australian Maritime College’s world-famous training facilities including the:

  • Centre for Maritime Simulations where you will experience managing ship interactions within ports in the full ship mission bridge and tug simulators (see amcsearch.com.au/simulation).
  • The 100-metre-long hydrodynamic Towing Tank and 35-metre-long-by-12-metre-wide Wave Basin to examine hull resistance and wave interactions with ships in berths (see amcsearch.com.au/hydrodynamics).


This workshop will be delivered by industry and academic experts from the Australian Maritime College including (but not limited to):

  • Master Mariner Richard Pocock who has managed large port logistics businesses and shipping companies during his 50-year maritime career.
  • Dr Jonathan Duffy, a Senior Lecturer for the AMCs National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics.
  • Captain Richard Dunham, lecturer in Command Operations and AMC Search simulations specialist in ship manoeuvres.


So instead of flying straight to Hobart, add value to your conference experience and fly to Launceston first where you will have the chance to spend some time in the beautiful heritage City of Launceston, the Tamar Valley and Australia’s unique maritime education and training institution.

**Delegates who choose to fly in a few days before the workshop will have to make their own way from the airport to the city and the free accommodation covers the night of the workshop only.**

Course Fee

Fee includes transfer from Launceston airport, on-campus accommodation at the Australian Maritime College and bus transfer to Hobart in time for Conference Welcome Reception on 10 September 2019.


  • Duration: 1.5 days
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    09-10 September, 2019 | Launceston, TAS | $1,155

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