This unit develops students’ knowledge and capabilities in managing the complex international freight system. It covers aspects of managing the movement of goods across national and international borders efficiently and effectively. It explains different actors and activities involved in managing international freight, with specific focuses on freight forwarding and multi-modalism that are important functions in facilitating international trade. Students are able to obtain an insight into freight forwarding operations and the day-to-day practical issues that go with the profession. Besides, this unit comprehensively overviews the issues related to multi-modalism, a critical component of seamless transport essential for an integrated supply chain. Finally, this unit explores how emerging issues such as technological, legal and environmental affect the operations of moving freight, and discusses different technological capabilities and solutions for improving the performance of freight management.
|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 student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- 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 the performance in international freight management.
- Develop strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of managing international freight.
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On Campus: 1 x 120 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly
Distance: Study guides and readings.
|Assessment||Online Quiz (15%)|Examination (40%)|Analysis report (35%)|Assignment (10%)|
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