Degree program: MSc Logistics & SCM
This module examines the latest developments, knowledge, and practices related to shipping and ports as part of the various global supply chains. Starting with the importance of shipping for international trade and the challenges of intermodal freight transport, the students will learn about the methods and theories used to analyze the shipping, port, and terminal industries. We will discuss strategic and operational considerations and the students will be able to apply analytical models and techniques to some of the problems encountered in the maritime industry, including empty container repositioning, shipping network design, optimal vessel speed, and terminal design. Recent developments in the field such as green shipping and container security will also be part of the module. By the end of the module, the students will be familiar with the key concepts related to maritime logistics in general and with the container supply chain in particular. The module will include interaction with firms in the Hamburg maritime cluster.