General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Teaching languages

  • Spanish


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

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

  • 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


In this subject, the structure, operation and operation of a shipping company is analyzed, as well as its importance in the logistics chain. It will also identify the importance of new trends in shipping management, as well as the technological advancement they have experienced in recent times.



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.



1. The Maritimeization of the contemporary economy.

1.1. Historical evolution of International Maritime Transport.

1.2. Considerations on current maritime transport

1.3. The so-called "Maritime Cycle" in the economy.

1.4. Maritime traffic

2. Maritime Trade Routes

2.1. Main Maritime Trade Routes

2.2. Types of Sea Routes

2.3. Determining factors of the routes to follow

2.4. strategic steps

2.5. Geographical distribution of maritime traffic

2.6. Inland and Oceanic Channels.

2.6.1. Definitions,

2.6.2. Corinth Canal

2.6.3. Channel of Kiel

2.6.4. Panama Canal

2.6.5. Suez Canal

2.6.6. Channel of Sant Llorenç

3. Container traffic:

                3.1 Historical evolution of the load in containers.

3.1.1. Basic concepts

3.1.2. The container business.

3.1.3. The container cycle on the ground. Container in port terminals Container in the container depot The importance of container maintenance and repair The offer of container services according to their types. Management of breakdowns and incidents in container transport.

3.2. Documentary cycle of container transport.

3.2.1. Transmission of information between shipping companies, terminals and ports of destination

3.3. Relationship of shipping companies with freight forwarders.

3.4. Inspections and controls in container traffic.

3.5. Management of safety and protection in international maritime traffic.

4. Bulk trade.

4.1. Bulk business in general- general charge.

4.2. International routes and traffic

4.3. The importance of OPEC in the oil market

4.4. Transport of crude oil and its derivatives.

4.5. Transport to Chemical Ships.

4.6. Businesses derived from oil tankers.

4.7. Types of oil terminals

4.8. Study of solid bulk terminals.

5. Internal structure of a shipping company

5.1. Divisions and departments

5.2. Structures and functions

5.3. Responsibilities towards the other actors in the logistics chain

5.4. Historical evolution of the consignee agent

5.5. Economic study the consignee agent

5.6. The use of new technologies in the shipping business:

5.6.1. Related international conventions

6. Current certifications in the business of shipping companies

6.1. Agreements related to Security and Protection

6.2. ISO27000

6.3. ISO 28000

6.4. LOPD


6.6. The Authorized Economic Operator

Evaluation system

  • The final grade will be the weighting of the grades of the activities carried out throughout the quarter. To pass the course, the final grade must be greater than or equal to 5 points out of 10

  • The evaluation will take into account the following aspects with the assessments indicated:


  • In order to set up the grade with the follow-up of the continuous assessment, you must obtain a minimum score of 4 points in the written work of 20% and 5 points in the final exam. If you do not get any of the above items and / or the average of the 3 items is less than 5 points, you will have to take the recovery test that will take place after the final exam period.

  • Students who do not take the final exam will not be entitled to the resit exam and therefore lose the entire grade.



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

FERNANDEZ S, F. “Stowage and Shredding of Goods in Container” .2014-, Ed. Marge Books

FREIRE S, M & GONZÁLEZ, F. Economics of Maritime Transport. University Institute of Maritime Studies, A Coruña, 2003

SPANISH MARITIME INSTITUTE. Economy of the Maritime Sector. Madrid. Ed. IME, 2009