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 language of instruction in this subject is Spanish. Any speaker who chooses to do so 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

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the structure, organization and management of ports -sport and state-of-the-art- where the traffic of people and goods, nautical leisure, fishing and tourism coexist, emphasizing cruises

  • 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 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 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.

Ecology Technology

Energy sources for environmental sustainability

The Oil Tankers market.

Consequences of variations in fuel. Effects of the Ukrainian war on crude oil transport. Contribution of oil tankers to less pollution of the environment.

The transport of biomedical material / vaccines

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

The Best Terminal (Hutchinson Port) of the Port of Barcelona

Current and future challenges

Possible Optional Topic: Blockade of the Suez Canal

Impact of the Suez Canal blockade on maritime transport

To be confirmed: conference on gender equality

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: 50% of the final grade.

Final exam related to all lectures: 50% of the final grade.

The grade for the final work must be a minimum of 5 to be able to average. It will only be possible to recover if you have passed the final exam.



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.

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

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

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

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