The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of various port management aspects as well as transportation modes used in international transports, with an emphasis on multimodal and intermodal transport operations. It provides a broader framework around shipping management and helps to relate sea transportation to other transport modes. An important aspect is also the understanding of the port as a multimodal link in the supply chains.

Course content

  • Overview of ports, multimodal and intermodal transport
  • Road transportation
  • Railway transportation
  • Bulk shipping
  • Container shipping
  • RORO shipping and ports
  • Port operational planning
  • Port prices
  • Port governance models
  • Dry ports and hinterland logistics


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