Global Freight Logistics Management (ITLS6101)


This unit seeks to give students an understanding of the management of international freight, including express, freight forwarding, air freight and ocean shipping. The unit 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 (customs, etc.) and market access. Building on this background the unit will highlight the implications for profitable air cargo and shipping operations. Particular focus will be given to fleet and network planning, revenue and cost management. The material covered in the unit 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 unit covers operators, customers and investors perspectives and strategies and intermodal freight businesses.

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6 x 3.5 hr lectures, 3 x 3.5 hr seminars, 3 x 3.5 hr workshops.


individual report (30%), quiz (10%), presentation (individual 30%, group 10%), final exam (20%)


Morrell P (2011) Moving Boxes By Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo
Stopford M (2009) Maritime Economics

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ITLS5000 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5100 or TPTM6241

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