Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Zade, Günther.


This paper deals with improvement of the port efficiency through the training of middle managers of port operation departments in Iran. As the paper mainly concerns Iran,the approach will be one that is suited to the conditions of the port authorities of Iran ;therefore the contents have been divided into seven chapters as follows: Chapter One gives general introduction to Iran and also as port authorities other than their main functions are branches of the Ports and Shipping Org^jnination (P.S.0) which acts as the maritime administration of the country,a very brief introduction has been given to the maritime industries of Iran. Chapter Two explains the importance of the seaports to the national economy,where as ports in all countries has been realized as vital industries for the existence of other industries,but their proper way of operation and management can have great influence on the national economy or make a disaster of it. Chapter Three describes the ports and their functions and roles within the transportation system, basic requirements, structure,types and ownership and consequences of changes in shipping on them. Chapter Four gives an overview of the Ports and Shipping Organization and its functions and the port authorities of Iran.