ECON. AND MANAGEMENT OF MARITIME AND PORT COMPANIES

ECON. AND MANAGEMENT OF MARITIME AND PORT COMPANIES

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Code
41244
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8708 Maritime and Port Management (LM-77) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Maritime and Port Management)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

   

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course, paving on a managerial approach, aims to analyse the operations and strategies of firms and public organizations operating in maritime logistics. The course focuses on main theoretical concepts and perspectives related to maritime transport demand and segmentation, port cargo handling, transport capacity deployment and management, as well as competitive and growth strategies. Emphasis will be given to multinational corporations operating in shipping and ports, i.e. firms that diversify risk and their business portfolio. In addition, the organization and strategies of Port Authorities is addressed, by emphasizing the diverse governance settings in some relevant countries.  

Teaching methods

Lectures, case studies and seminars.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

PART 1 – Shipping: firms and strategies. 1.A. Background and drivers of changes in the industry; 1.B. The supply of maritime transport; 1.C. Shipowners and strategic decisions; 1.D. The shipping markets: chartering, shipbuilding, second-hand, scrapping; 1.E. Bulk shipping; 1.F. Specialized shipping; 1.G. general cargoes and the containerization; 1.H. Mega-vessels and cost leadership strategies; 1.I. Pricing strategies; 1.J. Growth strategies and collaborative schemes.

PART 2 – Ports: players, governance and strategies. 2.A. Introductory notes; 2.B. New Public management, governance and reform processes; 2.C. Port planning & forecasting; 2.D. PPPs and concessions; 2.E. Port labour; 2.F. Finance of Port Authorities; 2.G. Marketing strategies and internationalization processes of Port Authorities; 2.H. Conflicts in ports and stakeholders; 2.I. Hinterland transportation; 2.J. Terminal management; 2.K. Performance measures and KPIs; 2.L. International Terminal Operators (ITO) in the container business.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recommended textbook:

Midoro R., Parola F., Le strategie delle imprese nello shipping di linea e nella portualità, 2013, second edition, FrancoAngeli, Milano.

Selected resources provided by the instructor on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The instructor receives students at office (first floor) on Monday 11.00-12-15.

Ricevimento: http://www.economia.unige.it/index.php/il-dipartimento/personale/docenti-ad-economia/146-renato-midoro

Exam Board

FRANCESCO PAROLA (President)

GIOVANNI SATTA

RENATO MIDORO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, case studies and seminars.

LESSONS START

I semester

 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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ECON. AND MANAGEMENT OF MARITIME AND PORT COMPANIES

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

Assessment

The assessment aims to verify both theoretical notions regarding the strategy of maritime logistics firms and the practical knowledge of managerial tools applied in transport industries.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance

The course will be taught in Italian. The attendance is not compulsory.