APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
EXC 3652 Port Management
Responsible for the course
Stein Erik Grønland, Mehdi Sharif Yazdi
Department of Accounting - Auditing and Business Analytics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of various port management aspects as well as transportation modes used in international transports, with an emphasis on multimodal transport operations. It provides a further framework around shipping management, and helps to relate sea transportation in relation to other transport modes. An important aspect is also the understanding of the port as a multimodal link in the supply chains
After completed course students shall have learned:
- The concept of port management and multimodal transportation
- The benefits and costs related to various transportation modes
- The impact on supply chain efficiency of alternative transport choices
- The roles of port users and service providers
- About port operations, governance and performance
After completed course students shall be able to:
- Describe and explain alternative transport systems
- Describe and analysis cost efficiency of alternative shipping systems
- Discuss competition between modes
- Use port cost/price models
- Discuss port governance, agglomeration, competition and performance
To understand the relationship between port/transport choice decisions and supply chain effectiveness and efficiency
Song, Dong-Wook and Photis M. Panayides. 2015. Maritime logistics : a complete guide to effective shipping and port management. 2nd ed. Kogan Page
Talley, Wayne Kenneth. 2009. Port economics. Routledge. 208 s
Gharehgozli, Amir Hossein and Roy, Debjit and de Koster, M. B. M.. 2014. Sea Container Terminals: New Technologies, OR Models, and Emerging Research Areas. ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-009-LIS. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2469175 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2469175
Handouts, lectures and field visits are also part of what may be subject to exam questions.
- Transportation and transportation industry – overview
- Demand for freight transportation
- Road transportation
- Railway transportation
- Short sea transportation
- Deep sea transportation
- Cost structures for alternative transportation mode
- Cost structures for intermodal transfers
- Intermodal Transport Operations
- Port operations and cost
- Future developments
- Port operations planning
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Learning process and workload
The course consists of 45 hours (15 lectures).
Students are expected to actively participate through discussions and exercises. In addition, 3 of the 15 lectures will be in the form of field visits/excursions.
Recommended workload in hours
|Participation in lectures, excursions and discussions
|Preparation for lectures/reading literature
|Preparation for the examination
|Total Recommended workload
A 3 hour individual written exam concludes the course.
EXC 36521 - Written examinination, counts 100% to obtain final grade in EXC 3652 Port Management, 7,5 credits.
Examination support materials
BI approved exam calculator and a bilingual dictionary.
Examination support materials at written examiniations are explained under examination information in the student portal @BI. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. https://at.bi.no/EN/Pages/Exa_Hjelpemidler-til-eksamen.aspx
Re-sit examination is offered every term.