Courses & Units

International Freight Management JNB364


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
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 an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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 international freight transportation performance.
  • Develop strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of managing international freight.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentShort Essay (10%)|Quiz (15%)|Essay (35%)|Examination (40%)
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