Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Berit Irene Helgheim
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG904-130 Port Logistics (Autumn 2018)

About the course

Aims to familiarize student with basic concepts in port logistics. Discusses role of ports within the intermodal transport supply chain. Reviews some basic OR/MS problems. Port transshipment. Port pricing. Hub and spoke systems.

Topics covered: Port basics. Port planning and design. Types of terminals. Various OR/MS applications (queueing, berth allocation, yard management, etc). The policy context. Green maritime logistics. Port logistics in practice. .

Lecturer:Harilaos Psaraftis, Technical University of Denmark (hnpsar@gmail.com

The course is connected to the following study programs

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

Student is expected to learn the basics of port design, operation, policy, economics, and environmental performance, as well as practical considerations in port logistics.

Forms of teaching and learning

Student goes over basic port-related literature and critically reviews a paper in terms of methodology, assumptions and results.


  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: 100%
  • Duration: -
  • Grouping: Group
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material