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Unit of Study

Ports Management
UoS Code ITLS6301
Credit points 6
Offered Summer School - Main
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 20 x 1.5 hr lectures, 4 x 1.5 hr seminars, 4 x 1.5 hr workshops
Assessment quiz (10%), individual presentation (10%), individual essay (40%), final exam (40%)
Description This unit conveys the fundamentals of port management and thus develops each student into a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods for the port industry. The unit comprehensively covers all aspects of management from planning and operation to security, efficiency and mitigation of environmental impact for all types of port. Technological changes and their implications for the port industry, in particular container terminal automation, are studied. The role of ports in global supply chains is analysed. The relationship of ports with their hinterlands as well as the concept of port-centric logistics is looked at in detail. The port-city interface as well as waterfront redevelopment is covered, with examples drawn from a number of countries. Port policy and the importance of competition and/or regulation are presented. Talks by port professionals will complement the lectures and provide students with windows on the workings of the industry.