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LOG904-130 Port logistics

LOG904-130 Port logistics

Course code: 
LOG904-130
Course name: 
Port logistics
Program of study: 
MSc in Logistics - Seminars
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
2.5
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching semester: 
2016 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2016 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
English
Language of examination: 
English
Language of litterature: 
English
Course content

Aims to familiarize student with basic concepts in port logistics. Topics include: Role of ports within the intermodal supply chain. Port logistics services and governance models. Related policy developments (mainly in Europe). Port performance criteria. The role of port hinterland and land connections. Generalized costs and modal split. Berth allocation, quay crane scheduling, yard management and stowage problems. The role of pricing in port competitiveness. The EU green paper and the port package fiasco. Hub ports and port transshipment. The impact of security and environmental regulations. Slow steaming and virtual arrival.
In addition to theory and models, the course will also focus on practical consideration in port logistics and the instructor will also highlight his experience as CEO of the port of Piraeus (1996-2002) and how Piraeus became a hub port in the Med.
Students are expected to have a minimum background in maritime transportation and operations research. They will be asked to critically review some papers in the port logistics literature and actively participate in class discussion.

Lecturer:Harilaos Psaraftis, Technical University of Denmark (hnpsar@gmail.com