|Course Unit Title||GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND POLICIES|
|Course Unit Code||ITSM504|
|Course Unit Details|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||8|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
- Understand the significant role of national and international markets and the different trading opportunities within the different transport markets.
- Understand the fundamentals of the markets, the players and the trading opportunities for any transport segment.
- Analyze the data bases understand the market’s equilibrium at any given time.
- Be able to create their own reports based on the research findings
- Understand the role of KPIs that provide data for the market conditions on a global or local context.
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
- The main Transport Markets: Supply and demand for the main categories of traded cargoes and passengers.
- Breakdown into modes: Sea, Road, Rail, Inland Navigation, Air.
- Intermodal flows: databases and models.
- Role of ports, airports and terminals.
- EU Transport Policy and Trans-European Networks (TEN-Ts).
- Transport KPIs.
- Interoperability, co-modality and synchro-modality.
- The environmental dimension: emissions/logistics tradeoffs, green corridors.
- Role of technologies (conventional and ICT).
- Rectifying the policy patchwork.
|Recommended and/or required reading:|
- James Bookbinder (ed) ‘Handbook of Global Logistics,’ Springer, 2013.
- Global Supply Chain Management, Matt Drake, Business Expert Press, 2012
- Securing Global Transportation Networks, L Ritter, J. Barrett, Rosalyn Wilson, McGraw Hill 2007.
- Martin Stopford, ‘Maritime Economics’, 3nd edition, Routledge, 2009.
- Wayne Talley (ed), ‘the Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics,’ Blackwell Publishing ltd, 2012.
- Journals: Transportation Science, Transportation Research Parts A, B, C, D and E, Transport Policy, Maritime Policy and Management, Maritime Economics and Logistics, WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||
The course will be delivered through lectures, discussions, presentations, and projects.Students will be asked to critically review related work in the literature and to present such review in class. A final exam will also be given.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||English|