Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Arild Hoff
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG904-130 Port Logistics (Autumn 2020)

About the course


Course content (abstract): 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. .

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

An elementary knowledge of the maritime sector is desirable

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. Student is expected to work on a project reviewing a specific port in terms of defined attributes.


Form of assessment: Home assessment with presentation

  • Proportion: 100%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Group

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

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