EXC 3652 Port Management
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 and intermodal transport operations. It provides a broader framework around shipping management, and helps to relate sea transportation to other transport modes. An important aspect is also the understanding of the port as a multimodal link in the supply chains.
- To theorize the concepts of port management and multimodal transportation
- To describe and explain alternative transport systems
- To explain impact on supply chain efficiency of alternative transport choices
- To identify the roles of port users and service providers
- To discuss port governance, agglomeration, competition and performance
- To theorize the roles of hubs, dry ports and sea ports in supply chains
- To evaluate and compare the benefits and costs related to various transportation modes
- To analyze cost efficiency of alternative shipping systems
- To analyze competition between transport modes
- To use port cost/price models
- To identify and analyse opportunities for port operational planning
- To understand the relationship between port/transport choice decisions and supply chain effectiveness and efficiency
- Overview of ports, multimodal and intermodal transport
- Road transportation
- Railway transportation
- Bulk shipping
- Container shipping
- RORO shipping and ports
- Port operational planning
- Port prices
- Port governance models
- Dry ports and hinterland logistics
Students are expected to actively participate through discussions and exercises. In addition, 1-2 of the 15 lectures will be in the form of field visits/excursions.
Two years of college education in economics and business administration, marketing or equivalent is required for taking the course.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.
Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.
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Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination every semester
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Prepare for teaching
Student's own work with learning resources
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.