Courses & Units

Port and Terminal Management JNB204



This unit aims to provide you with a general understanding of the role and significance of ports and of key factors associated with the management and operations of ports. You will be introduced to the operating environment of ports and a range of port management functions and operational activities which are the foundation of the role of ports. The unit will also address emerging trends in the role of ports and contemporary management practices in ports. The unit is arranged to meet the need of students at different stages in their careers and at different levels in their organisations.

The unit covers a broad range of topics including types of ports, port infrastructure, labour, port services, port ownership and control, port pricing strategies, port competition and marketing, port logistics, environmental issues, safety and security management practices, port performance evaluation and benchmarking, port planning, port financing and port policy.


Unit name Port and Terminal Management
Unit code JNB204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management

Oanh Nguyen

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes


Explain the key issues in the commercial and operational aspects of port and terminal management


Evaluate the role, organisation and operation of ports and terminals in promoting the efficiency of the maritime and logistics sector


Apply relevant analytical frameworks to analyse the performance of ports and terminals under the effects of internal and external factors, and draw the implications for port management and stakeholders


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080399 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,638.00

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Teaching Pattern

120 minute weekly lecture and 60 minute weekly tutorial


ATT1 - Online quiz (10%)

ATT2 - 1800 word Assignment (25%)

ATT3 - 1800 word Assignment (25%)

ATT4 - Exam (40%)

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