Courses & Units

International Freight Management JNB364


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
Unit code JNB364
Credit points 12.5
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
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080300 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,638.00

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 1 x 120 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly

Distance: Study guides and readings.

AssessmentOnline Quiz (15%)|Examination (40%)|Analysis report (35%)|Assignment (10%)
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