2018 Summer School Subject List

Ports Management (ITLS6301) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Business (Business School)
Department: Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Professor Michael Bell - michael.bell@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Business ITLS info - business.itlsinfo@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 11 Jan 2017 
End Date: 22 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 60 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit conveys the fundamentals of port management and thus develops each student into a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods for the port industry. The unit comprehensively covers all aspects of management from planning and operation to security, efficiency and mitigation of environmental impact for all types of port. Technological changes and their implications for the port industry, in particular container terminal automation, are studied. The role of ports in global supply chains is analysed. The relationship of ports with their hinterlands as well as the concept of port-centric logistics is looked at in detail. The port-city interface as well as waterfront redevelopment is covered, with examples drawn from a number of countries. Port policy and the importance of competition and/or regulation are presented. Talks by port professionals will complement the lectures and provide students with windows on the workings of the industry.


Quiz (10%), individual presentation (10%), individual essay (40%) and final exam (40%)


Start Date: 11 Jan 2017     End Date: 22 Feb 2017


Monday: 16,23 Jan: 9:00 - 17:00 hrs

Wednesday: 11 Jan; 8,15,22 Feb: 9:00 - 17:00 hrs

Final Exam: Monday 27 Feb at 10am for 2 hrs and 10 mins.


ABS Seminar Room 3110


Stopford M (2009) Maritime Economics ; UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) , Review of Maritime Transport , 2013 and 2014; World Bank (2011)