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TLMT607 - Port and Terminal Operations

Course Details

Course Code: TLMT607 Course ID: 2700 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

An in-depth look at the workings of maritime port operations and intermodal transportation systems. Course topics include the governance and administration of ports and marine terminals, the role of regulatory agencies, navigation and safety, port operations and development including the process to fund and carry out dredging projects. Cargo handling for containers and dry and liquid bulk operations will be discussed along with a look at productivity of terminal operations. Comparisons will be made with other regions of the world. A review of major steamship lines, their trading patterns and future trends among the industry will be covered along with technological advances in vessels and terminal operating equipment. A strong emphasis will be placed on current issues in port policy.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Validate challenges associated with port administration, ownership and management.
  2. Analyze the nature of relationships between ports and state authorities.
  3. Propose a method of estimating future labor needs that addresses size of workforce, levels of education, technical training requirements and technology change/utilization.
  4. Distinguish major drivers on port costs, prices and revenue.
  5. Evaluate ecological and environmental issues that arise from port operations and related ocean going movement of goods.
  6. Appraise the role of US government transportation policy and regulation on our ports and the maritime industry.
  7. Inspect the impact of non-­‐transportation US legislation on the health and viability of our ports.

National Cooperative Freight Research Program. (2010). Report 5 North American Marine Highways 108 pp. Electronic copy in the Readings.

National Cooperative Freight Research Program. (2003) Report 497. Financing and Improving Land Access to U.S. Intermodal Cargo Hubs 161 pp. Electronic copy in Readings.

Transportation Research Board Special Report 279 (2004) The Marine Transportation System and the Federal Role 198 pp. Electronic copy in Readings.

Transportation Research Board Special Report 291 (2008). Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, And Aquatic Invasive Species 228 pp. Electronic copy in Readings.

Book Title:Maritime Logistics: Contemporary Issues (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Emerald Publishing Limited
Author:Dong-Wook Song and Photis Panayides
Book Title:Dry Ports - a Global Perspective : Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Routledge
Author:Bergqvist, Wilmsmeier, Bergqvist, and Greico
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.