Courses & Units

Port Management and Strategy JNB616


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 development, finance and pricing, port performance management, port competition and marketing, port environmental management, safety and security, application of technology 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.

Knowledge from other units such as JNB522 Business Logistics and JNB624 Supply Chain Management can be brought into play as you go through this study. For example, logistics and supply chain management has changed the role of a port leading to changes in port management, operation and strategies. This unit also links to JNB739 Strategic Management as strategic management skills can be applied to port planning.


Unit name Port Management and Strategy
Unit code JNB616
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Associate Professor Peggy Chen
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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss ports' functions, operations and management in logistics and supply chains
  • Apply business and management principles and skills to enhance decision making in port operations, planning and management
  • Critically examine contemporary issues of port development to develop strategies to improving port 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 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,967.00

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AssessmentDiscussion Posts (online) (10%)|Presentation (20%)|Assignment (30%)|Examination - take home (40%)
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