MARITIME TRASPORT ECONOMICS

MARITIME TRASPORT ECONOMICS

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Code
101142
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10948 MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (L-28) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/06
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Lectures will focus on the determinants of the demand of maritime transport, the role of shipping in the international trade, and the supply of shipping capacity.

Special topics will be discussed in class through a series of dedicated activities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the specificities of the sector and the contribution provided to the general economic theory, the knowledge of the distinctive characteristics of the different modes of maritime transport and the forms of integration and competition, the markets in which the companies operate and the economic policy guidelines that drive International trade and sea transport.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will be able to understand how the shipping market evolves, its main drivers and which changes are expected in the near future.

PREREQUISITES

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Teaching methods

The module will be entirely delivered in English.

Traditional Lectures, seminars, and the discussion of case studies will be used.

For Semester 1, the module will be delivered through pre-recorded material and online activities.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I: The role of shipping in the international trade

- Derived Demand

- Trade And Shipping

Part II: The demand for shipping

- Liquid Bulk

- Dry Bulk

- General Cargo

- Passengers

Part III: The supply side: tramp and liner shipping

Part IV: Freight rates; Co-operation and competition

Part V: Seaports

Part VI: the Political economy of shipping

- Flags of convenience and International Registers

- Subsidies

- The shipping sector in the national payments balance

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Main textbook: M. Stopford. "Maritime Economics"

Further readings will be suggested during the lectures.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: http://www.economia.unige.it/index.php/il-dipartimento/personale/docenti-ad-economia/121-claudio-ferrari Wednesday 9.00-10.30 AM

Ricevimento: At DIEC (II floor), Via Vivaldi 5, Genova - Wednesday, 9.00-10.30 AM At Campus Savona - Friday mornings, only during the teaching period and subject to confirmation.  

Exam Board

ALESSIO TEI (President)

ENRICO MUSSO

CLAUDIO FERRARI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The module will be entirely delivered in English.

Traditional Lectures, seminars, and the discussion of case studies will be used.

For Semester 1, the module will be delivered through pre-recorded material and online activities.

LESSONS START

Lectures will start in accordance with the academic calendar (Semester 1).

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

Students will be evaluated on:

- the knowledge of the course contents

- communication skills

- problem solving skills

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
01/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale