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2016/2017  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
Start time of the course 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.
Kontaktinformation: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt eller Contact information: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Last updated on 08-03-2016
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: 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.
  • 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 exam
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access:
  • Written sit-in-exam on CBS' computers
  • Access to personal drive (S-drive) on CBS' network
  • USB key to upload your notes before the exam
  • Access to all information on CBSLearn
  • Full access (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.
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 across international borders. International trade practices such as contracting, customs and documentary paperwork, means and modes of payment plus transport management including contracting, packaging and insurance issues 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, compliance and security issues 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.
Student workload
Lessons + preparations 165 hours
Exam preparation 37.25 hours
Exam 4 hours
Further Information

This course is part of the minor in Maritime Business


Expected literature

Appels, T. and Struye de Swielande, H. 1998. Rolling Back the Frontiers: The Customs Clearance Revolution, International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 9/1, pp.111 – 118


Bakshi, N., Flynn, S.E., Gans, N. (2011) Estimating the Operational Impact of Container Inspections at International Ports, Management Science Vol. 57/1, pp. 1-20,


Bichou, K., Kee-Huang L., Venus Lun, Y.H. and Cheng, T.C. 2007. A Quality Management Framework for Liner Shipping Companies to Implement the 24-Hour Advance Vessel Manifest Rule, Transportation Journal, Vol. 46/7, pp. 5-21,


Carter, C.C. and D.S. Rogers 2008. A framework of sustainable supply chain management: moving toward new theory, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 38/5, pp. 360 – 387


Cooper, J.C. 1993) Logistics strategies for global businesses, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management Vol. 23/4, pp.12-23,


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.
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.
Halldorsson, A., Kotzab, H. and Skjøtt-Larsen, T. 2009. Supply chain management on the crossroad to sustainability: a blessing or a curse?, Logistics Research, Vol.1/2, pp. 83-94


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.


Leonardi, J. and Browne, M. 2010. A method for assessing the carbon footprint of maritime freight transport: European case study and results, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Vol.13:/, pp. 349-358


Malfliet , J., 2011. Incoterms 2010 and the mode of transport: how to choose the right term, Universiteit Ghent.


McKinnon, A. 2013. The possible influence of the shipper on carbon emissions from deep-sea container supply chains: An empirical analysis, Maritime Economics & Logistics Vol.16/1, pp. 1-19


Meixell, M.J. and Norbis, M. 2008. A review of the transportation mode choice and carrier selection literature, International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol.19/2, pp.183 – 211


Nieuwenhuis, P., Beresford, A. and Ki-Young Choi, A. 2012. Shipping or local production? CO2 impact of a strategic decision: An automotive industry case study, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.140/1, pp. 138–148


Rodrigue, J-P et al. (2013) The Geography of Transport Systems, Hofstra University, Department of Global Studies & Geography


Panayides, P. M. 2006. Maritime Logistics and Global Supply Chains: Towards a Research Agenda. Maritime Economics & Logistics 8 (1): 3–18.
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.


WEF (2013) Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2013, World Economic Forum,

Williams, Z., Lueg, J.E., Taylor, R.D. and Cook, R.L. 2009. Why all the Changes? An institutional theory approach to exploring the drivers of supply chain security (SCS), International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 39/7, pp. 595-618
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).

Last updated on 08-03-2016