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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080399 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,638.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

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. 

AssessmentOnline Quiz: (10%)|Examination (40%)|Assignment (25%)|Assignment (25%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



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