This unit conveys the fundamentals of city and port logistics and thus develops each student into a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods for the city and port logistics industries. The unit 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 city and port logistics, in particular intelligent transport systems and container terminal automation, are studied. The role of cities and ports in global supply chains is analysed. The relationship of cities and 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 city and port logistics professionals complements the lectures and provides students with windows on the workings of the city and port logistics industries.
20 x 1.5 hr lectures, 4 x 1.5 hr seminars, 4 x 1.5 hr workshops
quiz (10%), individual presentation (10%), individual essay (40%), final exam (40%)