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.
|International Freight Transportation|
|Offered||Summer School - Late|
|Assumed Knowledge||Work experience in or familiarity with the airline, airfreight, express or shipping business, as well as an understanding of international trade and economics helpful.|
|Lectures||2 x 3 hour lectures (same day) every week over 6 weeks. Refer to timetable for further details.|
|Assessment||Take home exam (30%), individual paper (40%), group assignment (30%)|
|Description||This unit seeks to give students an understanding of the dynamics of the express, air freight, shipping and intermodal business. The course will discuss underlying drivers of international trade flows and the demand for capacity in different freight transport modes, as well as industry structure, regulatory environment, market access and investment strategies. Building on this background the course will highlight the implications for profitable air cargo and shipping operations. The material covered in the course will take into account recent developments in global and regional economic activity and discuss implications for the various sectors of the air, sea and intermodal freight businesses. This course involves group assignments.|