Courses & Units

Introduction to the Maritime Industry JNB156




The purpose of this unit is to provide you with a good understanding of concepts and topics associated with the maritime industry in order for you to have sufficient prior knowledge to study other units within the Department of Maritime and Logistics Management. The unit starts with an introductory module on international seaborne trade that will help you to understand the importance of maritime transport in facilitating international trade. Characteristics of various seaborne cargoes and different types of ships are examined in detail in Modules 2 and 3 with an emphasis on how and why cargoes are shipped in certain ways. The two major shipping sectors, liner and tramp shipping, are discussed in Modules 4 and 5.  Four modules in the second half of this unit explain how different shipping activities are organised and managed with topics ranging from the organisation of shipping companies, manning of ships, ship operation, and ship management. Being a very important part of maritime transport, seaports and terminals are examined in Module 10, followed by a discussion of how maritime transport fits into the global supply/logistics chain (Module 11).   Key maritime organisations are introduced in the last module of this unit.


Unit name Introduction to the Maritime Industry
Unit code JNB156
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management

Dr Peter Fanam

Teaching staff

Dr Peter Fanam

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $2,611.00 080311

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 1 x 3 hour class weekly comprising lecture and tutorial components.

Off campus/Distance: online study guide and readings.


On-campus: Coursework 60%, Examination 40%

Off campus/Distance: Coursework 60%, Take-home Examination 40%

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