This unit aims to expose you to contemporary management practices in ports. The design of this unit is suited to meet the needs of students at different stages in their careers and at different levels in their organisations. You will learn about the commercial functions of ports, port governance, the role of ports in global supply chains, port investment, finance and pricing, port
performance management, port competition and marketing, port environmental management, regulatory framework of ports, technology and human capital in ports, and strategic port
planning. Challenges related to these issues faced by ports and relevant strategies adopted for responding to them are also included.
|Unit name||Port Management and Strategy|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Shu-Ling (Peggy) Chen|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- explain the functions of ports and range of port operations (in relation to both infrastructure and services) and their implications for the role of port management
- explain how port administrative and management structures have evolved and the implications for the role of port authorities
- demonstrate an understanding of the importance of port operations and management from the aspect of logistics and supply chain management
- apply business and management principles and skills in the context of port operations, planning and management
- examine major challenges facing ports and generate strategies for managing them.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Presentation (20%)|Assignment (30%)|Discussion posts (online) (10%)|Discussion posts (online)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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