This unit develops students’ knowledge and capabilities in managing the complex international freight system. The unit familiarises students with the various actors and activities involved in managing international freight, with specific focus on freight forwarding and intermodal freight transport. Students are able to gain insights into freight forwarding operations and the day-to-day practical issues that go with the profession. In addition, this unit comprehensively covers the issues related to intermodal freight, a critical component of seamless transport essential for container-based supply chains. The unit explores how emerging issues such as technological, legal and environmental factors affect freight movement, and discusses different technological capabilities and solutions for improving freight management performance.
|Unit name||International Freight Management|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Prashant Bhaskar|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the primary freight forwarding functions undertaken in international logistics
- Discuss the importance of multi-modal freight transport in international trade and supply chains.
- Evaluate the economic, social, political, legal, technological and environmental issues affecting international freight transportation performance.
- Develop strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of managing international freight.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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There will be a weekly 2-hour workshop run simultaneously for on-campus and off-campus students. The workshop will be conducted in the face-to-face mode and online mode simultaneously. The workshops will be recorded.
|Assessment||Quiz (15%)|Examination (40%)|Essay (35%)|Short Essay (10%)|
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