Courses & Units

Commercial Ship Management JNB534


The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to shipping markets, and to illustrate the strategies, principles and practice of commercial ship management. The unit is arranged in 12 modules. Ship chartering and charterparties are essential elements of commercial ship management and therefore a significant portion of this unit is devoted to these topics. The unit also considers the role of liner shipping and examines liner shipping strategies and operations in contemporary contexts.


Unit name Commercial Ship Management
Unit code JNB534
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Associate Professor Prashant Bhaskar
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Spring school (November) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Spring school (November) 14/11/2022 2/12/2022 29/12/2022 12/2/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss how shipping companies earn revenue from liner and tramp operations.
  • Analyse and assess the benefits, risks, and limitations of common types of chartering arrangements to determine their suitability in given contexts.
  • Critically evaluate liner shipping strategies and operations to gain competitive advantage and increase sustainability.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031799 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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AssessmentFinal Exam (40%)|Liner shipping strategy (25%)|Ship chartering (20%)|Online quiz (15%)
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This unit has no single prescribed textbook. Prescribed Readings will be accessible via links on MyLO.

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