2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Corequisites||TPTM6155 or TPTM5001|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) every other week. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Introductory module (10%), group research project (group (30%), individual (10%)), ongoing quizzes (20%), individual case study report (30%)|
|Description||The growth of international trade and the globalisation of production have considerably increased the impact of international and maritime logistics. Trade growth has resulted in a rapid increase of shipping value and tonnage led by containerized trade. Containers and intermodal transportation have improved the efficiency of global supply chains allowing for an efficient, quicker and more economical flow of cargo. This course is designed to familiarize students with the special characteristics of the maritime industry in general and the container shipping industry in particular. The course includes topics such as container flows shipping line operations, port operations, port competition, liner alliances, fleet management, liner routing and scheduling, intermodalism and port security.|