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The objective of this unit is to provide a general understanding of the organisation and operation of the maritime industry from an economics perspective. The main focus is on the economic behaviour of shipowners, shippers, and other stakeholders in the markets for liquid bulk, dry bulk and container shipping, shipbuilding and second-hand ships.

Summary 2021

Unit name Maritime Economics
Unit code JNB260
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management

Wenming Shi

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


discuss the organisation and operation of the maritime industry from the economic perspective.


explain the demand and supply of shipping services and their determinants.


explain the operation and market structure of the bulk, general, and specialised shipping markets.


analyse the key issues in maritime policies and regulations.



Teaching Pattern

1 x 180 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly


AT1 - Engagement Activity (0%)

AT2 - Online Quiz (10%)

AT3 - 1800 word Assignment (20%)

AT4 - 2,200 word Case Study (30%)

AT5 - 3-hour Exam (40%)

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