Courses & Units

Port and Terminal Management JNB204


This unit covers a range of topics in port and terminal management from business, operations and policy/governance perspectives. First, it explains the role of ports and terminals as public assets and commercial businesses, and their pricing, competition and marketing. Second, it covers the management of port and terminal operations including logistics, performance valuation, safety, security and environment management. Third, it presents various issues in port governance, reform, policy as well as emerging issues currently facing the sector.


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 International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the role, organisation and operations of ports and terminals in a highly dynamic and demanding transport and logistics environment.
  • Apply relevant frameworks and methods to address commercial and operational issues in port and terminal management.
  • Develop sustainable development strategies and policy for ports and terminals.

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 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,770.00

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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%)|Assignment 1 (25%)|Assignment 2 (25%)|Examination (40%)
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