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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Hong-Oanh (Oanh) Nguyen|
|Available as student elective?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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On Campus: 120 minute weekly lecture and 60 minute weekly tutorial
Off Campus: recorded lectures, readings and participation in online discussion forum and other activities.
|Assessment||Online Quiz: (10%)|Assignment (25%)|Assignment (25%)|Examination (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Alderton, P. 2005, Causes of port environmental pollution (in) Alderton, Patrick M.: Port management and operations, LLP, London
Alderton, Patrick M. 2008, Port pricing (in) Alderton, Patrick M.: Port management and operations, Informa, London
Alderton, Patrick M. 2008, Chapter 1. Ports (in) Alderton, Patrick M.: Port management and operations, Informa, London
Tourism & Transport Forum: Submission to the National Ports Strategy, Australian Government: Infrastructure Australia, 2010
Shipping Australia's contribution to the draft National Ports Strategy, Australian Government: Infrastructure Australia, 2010
Submission to Infrastructure Australia on the National Ports Strategy, Australian Government: Infrastructure Australia, 2009
Banomyong, Ruth. , 2005, 'The impact of port and trade security initiatives on maritime supply-chain management', Maritime policy and management, 32, 1, 3-13
Baudelaire, J.G. 1986, Chapter 11. The ports and their customers (in) Baudelaire, Jean-Georges: Port administration and management, International Association of Ports and Harbours,, Tokyo, Japan :
Baudelaire, Jean-Georges 1986, Chapter 2. The ports and their customers (in) Baudelaire, Jean-Georges: Port administration and management, International Association of Ports and Harbours,, Tokyo, Japan :
Beresford, A. K. C., Gardner, B. M., Pettit, S. J. , 2004, 'The UNCTAD and WORKPORT models of port development: evolution or revolution?', Maritime policy and management, 31, 2, 93-107
Bichou, K. 2007, Review of port performance approaches and a supply chain framework to port performance benchmarking (in) Brooks, Mary R., Cullinane, Kevin.: Devolution, port governance and port performance, Elsevier JAI, Amsterdam
Bichou, Khalid. c2009, Chapter 9. Port competition and marketing (in) Bichou, Khalid.: Port operations, planning and logistics, Informa, London
Cahoon, S., Notteboom, T. 'Port marketing tools in a logistics-restructured market environment: the quest for port loyalty', International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference , Dalian, China.
Cahoon, Stephen 2004, Chapter 2. Seaports as economic enablers (in) Cahoon, Stephen: Seaport marketing : a census of Australian seaports
Seaport marketing : a census of Australian seaports , Cahoon, Stephen, 2004
Chen, S. 2003, ‘Dock labour reform’ in A Study of the Port Reform Programme in Taiwan and its Impact on the Port Industry, unpublished PhD thesis, Cardiff University, Wales.
Chen, Shu‐Ling. , 2009, 'Port Administrative Structure Change Worldwide: Its Implication for Restructuring Port Authorities in Taiwan', Transport review, 29, 2, 163-181
Comotois, C. , Slack, B. cop. 2007, Sustainable development and corporate strategies of the maritime industry (in) Wang, James Jixian.: Ports, cities, and global supply chains, Ashgate, Aldershot, England
Cox, James., Mahoney, Dennis., Smart, Mike., 2009, 'Port Botany’s Landside: Market Pricing to Address Congestion', Economic papers, 28, 1, 49-55
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Comparative Analysis of Port Tariffs in the ESCAP Region
Globalisation, Changing Port Ownership and Implications for Labour , Fairbrother, Peter., Gekara, Victor., MacIntosh, Malcolm., 2009
Gilman, Sidney. , 2003, 'Sustainability and national policy in UK port development', Maritime policy and management, 30, 4, 275-291
Grewal, D. 2007, The impact of globalisation on ports (in) Grewal,
Burns, MG 2015, Port management and operations, CRC Press, Boca Raton.
Bichou, K 2009, Port operations, planning and logistics, Informa, London.
Bergqvist, R, Wilmsmeier, G & Cullinane, K 2013, Dry ports - a global perspective: challenges and developments in serving hinterlands, Ashgate, Farnham.
Wang, J, Olivier, D, Notteboom, T & Slack, B 2007, Ports, cities and global supply chains, Ashgate Publishing Limited, UK.
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