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Port Engineering



This course covers many topics including shipping lines, container tankers, dry bulk, and port-centric logistics; it is a helpful, up-to-date resource for students of logistics and logistics professionals.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Examine the latest developments, knowledge, and practices taking place in logistics and supply chains within the shipping and port industry
  • Define maritime logistics value and its strategic significance
  • Provide a global perspective on the increasingly key area of logistics
  • Understand all the aspects of logistics including container shipping, dry and wet bulk shipping, and port-centric logistics
  • Define logistics hub and its applications for container ports and improve Supply chain accessibility and efficiency

Targeted Audience:

  • Engineers and graduate engineers who want to receive some practical, specific applied knowledge and skills.
  • Structural designers - to help understand the various criteria and traps they may not have otherwise considered.
  • This course will benefit those who need to understand the ins and outs of a port development project and what all of the processes are about.
  • For senior people responsible for managing a new port design- this is a good foundation for understanding all key criteria and the logical process.

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Defining Maritime Logistics And Its Value:

  • Maritime logistics in concept
  • Maritime logistics value defined
  • The strategic significance of maritime logistics value
  • Concluding remarks

Unit 2: International Maritime Trade And Logistics:

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Logistics and transport
  • Global trade and international maritime trade
  • Global trade and international trade

Unit 3: Intermodal Freight Transport And Logistics:

  • Characteristics of intermodal transport
  • Containerisation of intermodal transport
  • Advantages of intermodal transport
  • Containerisation and the intermodal transport
  • Development of intermodal transport
  • Combined transport operators and their services
  • Towards innovative intermodal transport

Unit 4: The Human Element In Maritime Logistics:

  • The human element in science and theory
  • Effects on system performance and wellbeing

Unit 5: Developing Liner Service Networks In Container Shipping:

  • Background on container shipping
  • Configuration and design of liner shipping services
  • Shipping routes, network patterns, and port centrality

Unit 6: Supply Chain Integration Of Shipping Companies:

  • Supply chain integration in the maritime shipping industry
  • The impact of supply chain integration on shipping firm performance

Unit 7: Logistics Strategy In Container Shipping:

  • Literature review
  • Container line logistics activities
  • Liner operator case studies
  • Strategic groups

Unit 8: Tanker Shipping Logistics:

  • Transfer components
  • Marine terminals
  • Contractual relationships
  • Cargo transfer procedures
  • Cargo losses

Unit 9: Dry Bulk Shipping Logistics:

  • Dry bulk trade
  • Dry bulk fleet
  • Economies of dry bulk trade
  • Principles of dry bulk shipping logistics

Unit 10: Dry Port In Concept And Practice:

  • Intermodality and seaport inland access
  • Intermodal terminal facilities
  • The dry port concept
  • Dry port examples in Europe

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