BA5062

Port and Terminal Management

HBS > Sectoral Specializations > Port and Terminal Management
Course ID
BA5062
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To enlighten the students about the major functions in the port and terminal management
• To expose the students on the trends in port and terminal management

UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO PORT AND TERMINAL
Role of ports in international trade and transport – Economic impact of ports on the regional economy – Multiplier effect – Location characteristics of ports – Different types of ports (natural, manmade, river, estuary).

UNIT II PORT OPERATIONS
Design features of facilities in ports for handling various cargoes – Organization structure in Ports – Delivery of port services and the relationship between various departments – Marine Department – Traffic Department – other departments.

UNIT III PORT MARKETING AND SERVICES
Marketing of Port services – Pricing of Port services – Components of port tariff – Concept of hinterland – Identifying the needs of ship owners and operators, ship agents, forwarders, truckers, rail and barge operators – Concept of Total Logistics cost.

UNIT IV PORT PERFORMANCE
Measurement of port performance – vessel turn round time, cargo volume, speed of cargo handling – Information flow requirements of the port, statutory bodies and port users – Port community computer systems and EDI applications.

UNIT V PORT SECURITY AND ISSUES
Environmental issues connected with Ports & Terminals – Health and safety issues – Port security issues – International Ships and Port facility security (ISPS) code – Role of national, regional and local governments in owning / operating / managing ports.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• The students would be aware about skills pertaining to port and terminal management
• The students should be able to understand the principles and applications for port and terminal management

REFERENCES:

  1. Maria G. Burns, Port Management and Operations, CRC Press, 2014.
  2. Patrick Alderton, Port Management and Operations, Third Edition, Lloyd’s Practical Shipping Guides, 2008
  3. H. Ligteringen, H. Velsink, Ports and Terminals, VSSD Publishers, 2012.
  4. Coyle et.al, Management Of Transportation, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2011