Port Manager

Port Manager

Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Human Geography

Overview: Port managers are a type of logisticians who analyze and coordinate the supply chain focused on the shipment of goods through seaports. They must be able to direct materials, develop relationships with clients, then strategies cost and time needed to transport goods.  Geographers are well equipped to understand the movement of goods, people, or supplies. Geospatial technology is used in the planning and tracking of how and where products move around the world. Port managers oversee how products are acquired, allocated, and delivered through major seaports. Most port managers work for manufacturing companies with some working for the government and wholesale trade. Managing the products and supply chains is important to profitability, therefore the job is expected to grow in the next decade.

Geographers at work: Business geographers, Transportation geographers, Human geographers,

Recommended College Courses: World geography, Environmental Management, Weather and Climate, Economic geography, Transportation systems,

Skills: Geospatial technology, Human resource management, Qualitative and quantitative methods,  Computer programming, Field methods,

Occupation Group: Business and Financial

Learn more about Port Managers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm

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Written by Dr. Richard G. Boehm