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Course Code: TLMT607 Course ID: 2700 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

An in-depth look at the workings of maritime port operations and intermodal transportation systems. Course topics include the governance and administration of ports and marine terminals, the role of regulatory agencies, navigation and safety, port operations and development including the process to fund and carry out dredging projects. Cargo handling for containers and dry and liquid bulk operations will be discussed along with a look at productivity of terminal operations. Comparisons will be made with other regions of the world. A review of major steamship lines, their trading patterns and future trends among the industry will be covered along with technological advances in vessels and terminal operating equipment. A strong emphasis will be placed on current issues in port policy.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Validate challenges associated with port administration, ownership and management.
  2. Analyze the nature of relationships between ports and state authorities.
  3. Propose a method of estimating future labor needs that addresses size of workforce, levels of education, technical training requirements and technology change/utilization.
  4. Distinguish major drivers on port costs, prices and revenue.
  5. Evaluate ecological and environmental issues that arise from port operations and related ocean going movement of goods.
  6. Appraise the role of US government transportation policy and regulation on our ports and the maritime industry.
  7. Inspect the impact of non-­‐transportation US legislation on the health and viability of our ports.

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Introduction Forum 4.44 %
Week 1: Ports and Ship Technology 4.44 %
Week 2: Port Approaches 4.44 %
Week 3: Port Policy 4.44 %
Week 4: Cargo and Cargo Handling 4.44 %
Week 5: Time in Port 4.44 %
Week 6: Port Performance 4.44 %
Week 7: The Jones Act 4.44 %
Week 8: The Future of Ports 4.44 %
Port Development 10.00 %
Assignment 1: Peer-Reviewed Article Review on Port Development (Week 3) 10.00 %
Port Improvement Plan Outline 15.00 %
Assignment 2: Port Improvement Plan - Outline (Week 5) 15.00 %
The Jones Act 15.00 %
Assignment 3: The Jones Act Research Paper (Week 7) 15.00 %
Port Improvement Plan Presentation 20.00 %
Assignment 4: Port Improvement Plan - Presentation (Week 8) 20.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Validate challenges associated with port administration, ownership and management.
  2. Analyze the nature of relationships between ports and state authorities.
  3. Propose a method of estimating future labor needs that addresses size of workforce, levels of education, technical training requirements and technology change/utilization.
  4. Distinguish major drivers on port costs, prices and revenue.
  5. Evaluate ecological and environmental issues that arise from port operations and related ocean going movement of goods.
  6. Appraise the role of US government transportation policy and regulation on our ports and the maritime industry.
  7. Inspect the impact of non-­‐transportation US legislation on the health and viability of our ports.

Book Title:Maritime Logistics: Contemporary Issues - eBook available through the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781780523408
Publication Info:Emerald Publishing Limited Lib
Author:Dong-Wook Song and Photis Panayides
Unit Cost:$104.00
 
Book Title:Dry Ports - a Global Perspective : Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands - eBook available through the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781138274464
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Bergqvist, Wilmsmeier, Bergqvist, and Greico
Unit Cost:$57.95
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.