BA5059

Containerization and Allied Business

HBS > Sectoral Specializations > Containerization and Allied Business
Course ID
BA5059
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To provide an overview of the various elements of containerization and allied businesses
• To realize the potential of containerization and allied businesses

UNIT I BASIC CONCEPT OF CONTAINERIZATION
Introduction to Liner Shipping industry – Unitization concept and methods – Malcolm Mclean and the birth of containerization – Generations of container ships and their specification – Container types, their specifications and cargoes carried in them.

UNIT II FREIGHTING AND SIZE OF CONTAINER
Container shipping business – FCL and LCL sea freight products – Freighting of FCL and LCL cargo – Slot utilization strategies – Estimation of optimum container fleet size – Multiport LCL consolidation

UNIT III CHARACTERISTICS AND PHYSICAL OPERATIONS
Containerisation: Concept, Classification, Benefits and Constraints, Container terminal business- World’s leading container terminals and location characteristics – container terminal infrastructure – container terminal productivity and profitability-Inland container Depots(ICD)Roles and functions – Container Freight Stations(CFS),Clearance at ICD, CONCOD,ICD’s under CONCOD, Charting: Kinds of Charter, Charter Party and Arbitration.

UNIT IV CONTAINER TYPES AND BUSINESS
Container manufacturing trends – Container leasing business – Types of container leasing and their terms – maintenance and repair of containers – tracking of container movements – Container interchange.

UNIT V MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT
Alternate uses of containers -marketing of used containers -carriage of shipper own containers – multimodal transport options for containers -Insurance for containers -strategies for managing container imbalance.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• The students will learn the practices and ways to promote containerization and allied businesses
• The learners will have a complete idea about the different concepts, trends and strategies used for
containerization and allied businesses

REFERENCES:

  1. Marc Levinson, The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Princeton University Press, 2008.
  2. Dr. K. V. Hariharan, Containerisation, Multimodal Transport & Infrastructure Development In India, Sixth Edition, Shroff Publishers and Distributors, 2015.
  3. Lee, C.-Y., Meng, Q. (Eds.), Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics Making Global Supply Chains Effective, Springer, 2015
  4. Coyle et.al, Management Of Transportation, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2011