General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: First term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Rosana Salama Benazar

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • English

The teaching language of this subject is Spanish. Any speaker who so chooses will use Catalan or English


Specific skills
  • Establish maritime and logistics business projects that allow the creation of new companies or the improvement of existing ones, adopting innovative and creative ideas

  • Demostrar capacitat per comunicar de manera fluida en llengua espanyola, catalana i anglesa de forma oral i escrita en l'entorn de la logística i els negocis marítims

  • 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


The content of the subject will be taught through online sessions / conferences / webinars by different national and / or international experts.

Les sessions/conferències s'impartiran en castellà o en català o en anglès

The content includes lectures / sessions on different topics. Conferences / sessions may or may not be related.




 The content includes different sessions / conferences that focus on some of the topics detailed below (not all topics will be covered in the course as they will depend on the availability of speakers).  The order of presentation of the topics does not imply a specific chronology

  • The Panama Canal and Geopolitics:  Characteristics.

Demand forecast. status Challenges and opportunities. Water crisis 

  • Ethe market for oil tankers (Oil Tankers)

Consequences of variations in fuel; Effects of the war in Ukraine on the transport of crude oil; Contribution of oil vessels to lower environmental pollution. Current and future challenges

  • The transport of biomedical material / vaccines

Essential conditions for the transport of biomedical materials. Logistics solutions. Biomedical security in supply chain logistics

  • Transport and storage of food grains

Special conditions for storage and transport; Types of silos; Import and export markets

  • The Empac: Subject still to Confirm




Evaluation system


Face-to-face or virtual assistance (if so decided for security reasons or if so requested by some exhibitors) and conference-related activities / sessions:

Activities: 50% and class participation 10% of the final grade.

Final exam PRESENCEL related to all conferences: 40% of the final grade.

The final exam grade must be at least 5/10 points (or 50/100) to be able to make the average.

It will only be possible to make the recovery in the case of having presented the final exam

In the event of not attending the final exam, the student will receive the grade of "Not presented" and will NOT have the option to present the make-up exam.

If the student does not attend the make-up exam, he/she will keep the SAME Grade obtained (continuous assessment and final exam).

Continuous assessment items are non-refundable

In the event of attending the Make-up exam, the student will obtain the new AGREEMENT qualification according to the following criteria: Make-up exam: 50% Continuous assessment: 50%



Quiz or Assignments


Participation in Exhibitions   


Final Exam




Alan Harrison, Heather Skipworth, Remko Van Hoek & James Aitken. 2019. Logistics Management and Strategy. Competing through the supply chain. (6th Edition). Ed. Pearson, London.

Casey, M. and Wong, P. 2017. Global Supply Chains are about to get better, thanks to Blockchain. International Business. Harvard Business Review.

Escudero Serrano, María José. 2019. Logistics and Commercial Management. Editorial Thomson Auditorium. ISBN 9788428340120. 

Martinez M, Jesus E; Montori D, Agustín; Badell S, Mariano. 2021. The Transport of Dangerous Goods by Sea. ISBN: 9798749391299.

Martínez Marín, Jesús Ezequiel. 2021. Fundamentals of Port Logistics and Operations. ISBN: 13-978-84-09-27863-3

 Pujol, Laura and Fernandez, Mariano. 2016. The Mind and Heart of a Logist. Editorial Marge Books. Barcelona.