MARITIME TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

MARITIME TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

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Codice
101142
ANNO ACCADEMICO
2021/2022
CFU
6 cfu al 1° anno di 10948 MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (L-28) GENOVA
SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE
SECS-P/06
LINGUA
Inglese
SEDE
GENOVA (MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
periodo
1° Semestre
materiale didattico

PRESENTAZIONE

The module discusses the determinants of the demand of maritime transport, linking them to the role played by shipping in the international trade and the economic organisation. The demand related perspective is then used also for defining the organisation of supply of shipping services together with the main market trends (e.g. innovation in shipping, port sector).

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

OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

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.

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI (DETTAGLIO) E RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO

At the end of the module, students will be able to understand the organisation of the shipping markets.

Moreover, students will be capable of critical discussing main drivers of the sectors, main patterns and how external market elements can impact on the industry future.

Modalità didattiche

The module will be entirely delivered in English.

Traditional Lectures, seminars, and the discussion of case studies will be used. The module will be part of a wider test for the introduction of innovative teaching approach, as such mix techniques using IT based lectures will be present (further details will be discussed during the first lecture). 

Due to the uncertainties related to the pandemic evolution, the module could be also delivered through pre-recorded materials and online activities, students will be advised on how to deal with this possibility as soon as clear information will be available.

PROGRAMMA/CONTENUTO

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

TESTI/BIBLIOGRAFIA

Main textbook: M. Stopford. "Maritime Economics"

Further readings will be suggested during the lectures.

DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI

Ricevimento:   Mercoledì dalle 9.00 alle 10.30

Ricevimento: Presso DIEC (II piano), Via Vivaldi 5, Genova - Mercoledì dalle 9.00 alle 10.30 Presso Campus Savona - Venerdì mattina, solo previo appuntamento e durante i semestri di insegnamento.

LEZIONI

Modalità didattiche

The module will be entirely delivered in English.

Traditional Lectures, seminars, and the discussion of case studies will be used. The module will be part of a wider test for the introduction of innovative teaching approach, as such mix techniques using IT based lectures will be present (further details will be discussed during the first lecture). 

Due to the uncertainties related to the pandemic evolution, the module could be also delivered through pre-recorded materials and online activities, students will be advised on how to deal with this possibility as soon as clear information will be available.

ORARI

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ESAMI

Modalità d'esame

Oral exam.

For the students that will attend the course, group works will be orgasined and their outcome will contribute to the final evaluation.

Modalità di accertamento

Students will be evaluated on:

- the knowledge of the course contents

- communication skills

- problem solving skills