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TRA816 Maritime Transportation

TRA816 Maritime Transportation

Course code: 
TRA816
Course name: 
Maritime Transportation
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Maritime Transportation
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Maritime Transportation
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
7.5
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2017 Vår
Assessment semester: 
2017 Vår
Language of instruction: 
Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Engelsk
Language of litterature: 
Engelsk
Recommended previous knowledge

Same as the requirements for the MSc Logistics programme. A background in microeconomics and transport economics is recommended.

Course content

The shipping markets. Tramp trade or dry cargo spot market trading and liner conferences. Market for transport of goods in bulk and containers. Different market requirements and technical and organizational solutions. The role of different players in international shipping. Shipping law and international shipping policies. Efficiency and profitability of shipping markets. International procedures and contracts. Shipping and the environment.

Learning outcome

The successful candidate will have

  • obtained a good overview of international shipping markets, including broad patterns of seaborne trade, and the markets for new and second-hand tonnage, including the market for demolition
  • obtained a thorough knowledge about the international regulatory regime of international shipping, including elements of global agreements, and the processes leading up to such agreements
  • obtained in-depth knowledge about one selected aspect of international shipping chosen as a topic for the essay
  • improved his/her analytical and writing abilities through the guided process of essay-writing
Working and learning activities

3- 2 hours of lectures and seminars per week. The lecturing is paused when other intensive seminars are running

Curriculum

Required reading is given in fronter at the semesterstart.

Stopford, Martin. 2009. Maritime Economics. 3rd edition. Routledge
Handouts, articles

VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerHjelpemidler
SkoleeksamenIndividuell4timerBokstavkarakter (A - F)60The final grade is a weighted sum of the grades given, regardless of a pass / non pass in the part-exams. Kun generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
HjemmeeksamenGruppe semesterBokstavkarakter (A - F)40An essay on a selected topic related to international shipping counts 40% of the final grade. The essay is normally to be written by two or three students together, and only one common grade is given to the group. Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Skoleeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:4
Type of duration:timer
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:60
Comment:The final grade is a weighted sum of the grades given, regardless of a pass / non pass in the part-exams.
Supported material:
Support material:Kun generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Grouping:Gruppe
Duration:
Type of duration:semester
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:40
Comment:An essay on a selected topic related to international shipping counts 40% of the final grade. The essay is normally to be written by two or three students together, and only one common grade is given to the group.
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler