This unit develops knowledge and capabilities in the complex multi-modal freight system. It focuses on the components of a multi-modal freight system, which are vital to the efficient operations of the system. These include the physical base of transport in one freight movement such as infrastructure; operations and players involved in the system; associated commercial services and costs; information technology for coordination; management control of the system such as benchmarking, safety and security; and legal aspects and liability. The unit also explores how an emerging issue, environmental sustainability, affects the operation and modal-choice decision in the system. The concept of integration of multi-modal freight systems and strategies towards integration are also discussed in order to improve performance efficiency and effectiveness of the system.
|Unit name||Multi-modal Freight Systems|
|Faculty/School||Australian Maritime College
Maritime and Logistics Management
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
Dr Peggy Chen
Dr Peggy Chen
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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On-campus: 1 x 3 hour class weekly comprising lecture and tutorial components.
Distance: Study guide and readings
On-campus: Coursework 50%, Examination 50%
Distance: Coursework 50%, Take-home Examination 50%
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