Maritime Transport 6 ECTS

CMM11 Elective course 6 ECTS
Period W10 - W12 04.03.13 - 22.03.13
Instructor Anthony Chin


The course aims to familiarize students with the economic underpinnings of the international maritime industry. International transportation has evolved into a complex system involving ocean carriers, ports, terminals and multimodal transport intermediaries. In such networks, major container hubs, play a crucial role as ‘nodes' and transshipment centers. Nowadays, the optimization of global supply chains requires a holistic approach to maritime The course follows this approach, focusing on liner (container) maritime, its operations, structure and regulatory environment and the environment.

Learning outcomes

  • Students will gain adequate knowledge of various activities within maritime operations
  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the complex interrelationships among different stakeholders within maritime transport and industries
  • Students will gain adequate knowledge of port, shipping and logistics related issues
  • Students will be able to make an approach using a balanced knowledge of economics and management from a strategic level, when confronted with real-life problems in the maritime business
  • Students will be able to develop a research project proposing a solution or an improvement to an existing conflict or scenario.




Anthony Chin is an Associate Professor of Transport Economics at the National University of Singapore.  He is also Director of Economics Executive Programme at National University of Singapore, Deputy Director of Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics, and Principal Researcher at the Centre for Transportation Research Faculty of Engineering, NUS. He holds a PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and MA from Leeds University, UK.

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