General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • English


Specific skills
  • Show knowledge and skills for the coordination of the departments of purchasing, supply, production and distribution of a product to any company, analyzing different types of techniques

  • Operationalize the storage of goods, through computer applications of logistics management

  • Show knowledge of the organization of maritime, land, air and multimodal transport, customs management and international trade in order to manage and / or contract transport

  • Show knowledge of the ship and its recruitment for use as a means of transport for both goods and people, in an environment of sustainability and respect for the environment

  • Select and use quantitative instruments for decision making and contrasting economic hypotheses


  • General and theoretical study of the interrelationship that exists between transport and tourism: the evolution of the different types of transport and the transport policies themselves in the EU and the rest of the world.
  •  Analysis of the impact of transport policies versus tourist destinations

 The Tecnocampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.

The classroom (physical or virtual) is a safe space, free of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes, either towards students or teachers. We trust that together we can create a safe space where we can make mistakes and learn without having to suffer the prejudices of others.

Learning outcomes

Apply models of spatial interaction, distinguishing correlations between modes, networks and transport flows and their role in the development of tourism

Working methodology

Theoretical classes will be combined with the practical application of the competencies that are being achieved.

It will also include the analysis of various texts and news related to the field of transport from a triple perspective: investments, technological innovations and the problems presented by the infrastructures.

The classroom (physical or virtual) is a safe space, free of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes, either towards students or teachers. We trust that together we can create a safe space where we can make mistakes and learn without having to suffer the prejudices of others.


Item 1. Factors of choice of a means of transport

Real travel time, price, comfort, autonomy, security (of the companies themselves and planes, in the face of terrorist attacks, can a plane disappear without a trace ?, usefulness of black boxes), geographical boundaries, environmental impact. Analysis of the weaknesses and strengths of the different means of transport

Subject 2. Economic and social return of the infrastructures of transport

High-speed train, air transport and road transport are analyzed. Intermodality of transport. Urban Corridors. Notions of Transport Safety.

Item 3. Railway

Analysis of the problems of the infrastructures and the road network. Technological innovations (high speed and levitating magnetic trains). Liberalization process and free competition. Competition with air transport. Tourist trains

Item 4. Water transport

Motorways of the sea. Infrastructure analysis. Technological innovations. Competences with other means of transport. Cruises (Barcelona base port)

Item 5. Road transport

Analysis of the coach and automotive sector. Saturation of the Pyrenees. Technological innovations (vehicle and tunnel safety, amphibious buses, autonomous vehicles). Sustainable mobility (alternative fuels)

Item 6. Commercial aviation

International organizations (IATA, ICAO) and their agreements or conventions (Warsaw, Chicago, Montreal, freedoms of the air). Airplanes (Subsonic and supersonic). Alternative fuels. Processes of liberalization and business concentration (the case of Iberia). The phenomenon of Low Cost

Item 7. Air infrastructures

Characteristics of airports. Mainport, hub and feeder airports. Slot management. Air control. Management and profitability of airports (the AENA case). Main Spanish airports of public management (AENA) and private. Collapse of airports. Analysis of the world's most innovative airports

Item 8. Transport networks and flows. Types of networks, the phenomenon of connectivity and network indicators

Subject 9.- The market of the tourist transport. Analysis of the supply and demand economy

Subject 10.- Externalities of the tourist transport I. The congestion. The role of tourism in the congestion of different forms of traffic

Subject 11.- Externalities of the tourist transport II. Environmental effects. The contribution of tourist transport to climate change and emission mitigation policies

Learning activities

The analysis of various texts and news in the field of transport from a triple perspective: the investments, innovations and infrastructure problems that arise.

Preparation of topics to discuss in class

Preparation of group sessions

Evaluation system

30% Exercises, practices and work. Not recoverable

30% Partial evaluation. Not recoverable

40% Final exam

To pass the course it is necessary to obtain at least a 5 in the final test

Recovery: In case the subject is suspended, only the final test can be recovered. To access the recovery the student must have taken the final test. In case of going to recovery and pass, the maximum note of the asignatura will be of 5.



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BLASCO, Albert (2014). Tourist transport, infrastructure management and innovations. Ed Synthesis. Madrid

Maritime Transport Manual. (Montori, Martínez, Escribano), Editorial Marge Books

Martínez Marín, Jesus. (2021) Fundamentals of Logistics and Port Operations. JMM editions. ISBN13-978-8409278633 (Available via )

Martínez, Montori, Badell (2021) Maritime Transport of Dangerous Goods. Publishers JMM ISBN13979-8749391299. Available via: https://