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2014/2015  KAN-CCMVV1723U  Global Transportation and Maritime Logistics

English Title
Global Transportation and Maritime Logistics

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Britta Gammelgaard - Department of Operations Management (OM)
International lecturers will teach the course
Administrative contact Bente Kildemose Nielsen - bkn.om@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Last updated on 12-11-2014
Learning objectives
The overall aim of the course Global Transportation and Maritime Logistics is to provide the student with an understanding of how global trade drives global transportation and further how global material flows can be managed by logistics and supply chain management principles. Due to its global character, a special emphasis is given to maritime logistics and cross-border issues. At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  • Explain how global trade impacts global transportation and maritime logistics as well as identify and discuss recent developments therein.
  • Demonstrate know-how in actual trade practice, including contracting, customs and documentary paperwork, means and modes of payment, transport management as well as risk, compliance and security management.
  • Outline a plan for export/import movements of cargo in concordance with the present European Union legal environment and critically evaluate supply chain risk, compliance and security management issues in the plan.
  • To identify and explain critical elements in the choice of transport mode including intermodal transport solutions.
Global Transportation and Maritime Logistics:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period December/January and February
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Description of the exam procedure

PC exam on CBS computers with e-hand in.
It is allowed to bring your own PC or Ipad as a reference book but no power supply is available.
Access to internet, LEARN, and personal S:/drive.
Before the exam starts information can also be uploaded from a USB-key to PC, then the USB-Key should be put away during exam.

Course content and structure

The course sets out by introducing the domains of international transport and logistics. Especially the impact of globalization and integration of world trade on maritime logistics operations are discussed. This includes the impact of internationalization processes on sourcing, manufacturing and distribution strategies. Next, the course introduces the student to the processes and activities necessary to make materials and products cross international borders. International trade practices such as contracting, customs and documentary paperwork, means and modes of payment plus transport management are central to this part of the course. Attention is also paid to the choice of transport mode and intermodal transport solutions. In the third section of the course, supply chain risk and risk in maritime logistics are presented and discussed. The final section discusses contemporary and future issues of importance to global transportation and maritime logistics especially that of sustainability.

Teaching methods
Dialogue lectures and case discussions.
Further Information

This course is part of the minor in Maritime Business

Changes in course schedule may occur
Wednesday 12.35-15.10, week 38,41,43-46
Thursday 12.35-15.10, week 38,41,43-45

Expected literature

Cavinato, J.L. 2004. Supply Chain Logistics Risk: From the back room to the board room. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 29(1), pp. 133-155.
Fremont, A. 2007. Global Maritime Networks. The case of Maersk. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 15, pp. 431-442.
David Pierre, 2013. International Logistics - The Management of International Trade Operations (4th ed.), Electronic book . www.cicerobooks.com
Donner, M and Kruk, C., 2009. Supply Chain Security Guide, The World Bank, Washington.
Ghemawat, P. 2001. Distance Still Matters: The Hard Reality of Global Expansion, Harvard Business Review Vol.79/8 (September), pp. 137-147.
Grainger, A., 2011. Trade Facilitation: A Conceptual Review, Journal of World Trade Vol.45/1, 39-62.
Hausman, W.H., Lee, H.L., Napier, G.R.F., Thompson, A. and Zheng, Y., 2010. A Process Analysis of Global Trade Management: An Inductive Approach. Journal of Supply Chain Management 46(2), 5–29.
Hesse, M.; Rodrigue, J.-P., 2004: The transport geography of logistics and freight distribution, Journal of Transport Geography, 12, pp. 171-184.
Hameri, Ari-Pekka and Hintsa, Juha (2009). Assessing the drivers of change for cross-border supply chains. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 39(9), pp 749-761.
Kogut, B., 1985. Designing Global Stategies:Comparative and Copetitive Value –Added Supply Chains, Sloan Management Review, 26(4), pp. 15-28.
Kumar, S. 2010. Logistics Routing Flexibility and Lower Freight Costs through Use of Incoterms, Transportation Journal, Vol. 49/3, 48-56.
Malfliet , J., 2011. Incoterms 2010 and the mode of transport: how to choose the right term, Universiteit Ghent.
Mangan, J., Lalwani, C and Fynes, B.. 2008. “Port-Centric Logistics.” International Journal of Logistics Management 19 (1): 29–41.
Martin, J. and Thomas, B.J., 2001. The Container Terminal Community, Maritime Policy and Management, Vol.28/3, pp 279-292.
Neiberger, C., 2008. The effects of deregulation, changed customer requirements and new technology on the organization and spatial paaterns of the air freight  sectour on Europe. Journal of Transport Geography, vil. 16/4, pp. 247-256.

Panayides, P. M. 2006. Maritime Logistics and Global Supply Chains: Towards a Research Agenda. Maritime Economics & Logistics 8 (1): 3–18.
Rodrigue, J.-P, 2006. Transport Geography Should Follow Freight, Journal of Transport Geography, 14, pp. 381-388.
Schramm, H.-J., 2012. Freight Forwarder's Intermediary Role in Multimodal Transport Chains, Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg.
Van der Horst, M.R., De Langen, P.W. (2008) Coordination in hinterland transport chains: a major challenge for the seaport community, Journal ofMaritime Economics & Logistics, Vol.10/2, pp. 108-129.
Waters, D. Ed. (2010). Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management. 6th edition. Kogan Page.
Wolffgang, H.-M. and T. Ovie (2007/2008) Emerging Issues in European Customs Law, World Customs Journal Vol.1/1, 1/2 and 2/1 (a series of 3 subsequent articles).
 www.worldbank.org/lpi (Logistics Performance Index)
www.weforum.org  (Global Enabling Trade Report)

Last updated on 12-11-2014