Module Description

Module: Port Logistics

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Port LogisticsLecture2Summer Semester
Port LogisticsRecitation Section (small)2Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Carlos Jahn

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

none

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

The students are able to…

  • describe the historical port development (regarding port functions, port terminals and the corresponding operating models) and consider these facts in the historical contest;
  • explain different types of seaport terminals and their typical characteristics (type of cargo, handling and transportation equipment, functional areas);
  • name typical planning and scheduling tasks (e. g. berth planning, stowage planning, yard planning) as well as corresponding approaches (methods and tools) for performing these tasks in seaport terminals;
  • name and discuss trends regarding planning and scheduling in innovative seaport terminals.
Capabilities

The students are able to…

  • recognise functional areas within seaports and within seaport terminals;
  • define and assess possible operation systems for a container terminal;
  • conduct static calculations of container terminals regarding capacity requirements based on given conditions;
  • reliably estimate how certain conditions effect typical logistics metrics in the context of the static planning process of selected seaport terminals.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

The students are able to…

  • discuss and organise extensive work packages in groups;
  • document and present the elaborated results.
Autonomy

The students are able to<br>• research and select technical literature as well as norms and guidelines<br>• to hand in on time and to present an own share of a considerable written scientific work which was compiled in a small team together with other students

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56


Course: Port Logistics (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Carlos Jahn

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

The outstanding role of maritime transport for international trade requires efficient ports. These must meet numerous requirements in terms of profitability, speed, safety and environment. Recognising this, port logistics contains the planning, management, operation and control of material flows and the corresponding information flows in the system and its interfaces to several actors within and outside the port area. The course “Port Logistics” aims to provide skills to comprehend structures and processes in ports. It focuses on different terminal types, their characteristic layouts, the technical equipment which is used and the interaction between the actors.

Literature:

  • Brinkmann, Birgitt. Seehäfen: Planung und Entwurf. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2005.

Course: Port Logistics (Recitation Section (small))

Lecturer:

Carlos Jahn

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

The exercise lesson focuses on analytical tasks in the field of terminal planning. During the exercise lesson, the students work in small groups on designing terminal layouts under consideration of given conditions. The calculated logistics metrics, respectively the corresponding terminal layouts must be illustrated in 2D and 3D using special planning software.

Literature:

  • Brinkmann, Birgitt. Seehäfen: Planung und Entwurf. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2005.
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