The transport of goods is becoming ever more important in our modern society and the globalized world. In international trade, especially maritime transport plays an important role. This course discusses the operational aspects of the maritime logistics chain with particular emphasis on current and future practices and trends
The shipping industry is a dynamic industry. The evolution from sailing ships to steam ships, from wood to iron vessels, from small ships to large and super-large ships illustrate the most spectacular developments in this sector. The course aims at teaching students knowledge and skills about the ship in general (definition, characteristics and significance) and the ship's technology in particular (construction and description of a vessel, an overview of the types of ships and finally the forms of exploitation) The first part provides the latest developments in technology. The matter is studied from the triple bottom'- approach, in which the economy, innovation and sustainable development are important.
The second part focuses on handling and storage of instruments in a maritime port. Also, the role and responsibilities of the parties involved, such as shipping, terminal operator .... are addressed. The organization of maritime transport is being considered. Cases and transport documents allow making the students familiar with Incoterms and freight calculations.