2018 Winter School Subject List

City and Ports Logistics (ITLS6301) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 12 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 80 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit conveys the fundamentals of city and port logistics and thus develops each student into a competent practitioner with an understanding of the key concepts, techniques and management methods for the city and port logistics industries.

The unit 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 city and port logistics, in particular intelligent transport systems and container terminal automation, are studied.

The role of cities and ports in global supply chains is analysed. The relationship of cities and 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 city and port logistics professionals complements the lectures and provides students with windows on the workings of the city and port logistics industries.


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


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 12 Feb 2018


Mon 09:00 - 17:00

Final Exam

Mon 26th Feb, 10:00 start (2 hr exam & 10 mins reading time)


Lectures: Abercrombie Business School Seminar Room 2130

Final Exam: Abercrombie Business Room 2003


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