General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Rosana Salama Benazar

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • 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

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

  • Identify the basic economic concepts, as well as the microeconomic and macroeconomic functioning of the markets


This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured.

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.

The sessions/conferences will be given in English and/or Spanish.

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

Learning outcomes


  • Acquire general knowledge in innovative areas of transport and logistics
  • Know the state of the art of the technologies applied in the different means of transport and in logistics: ships and autonomous vehicles 
  • Learn, through real cases, the consequences that a variation in the environment has on logistics.
  • Understand and visualize the importance of adapting to changes in the logistics sector.
  • Know the strategy and roadmap for 2020-2030 for the port and transport sector
  • Comprehension and communication in English and Spanish.

Working methodology


The content of the subject will be taught through different online sessions / conferences (via Zoom and / or videos), by national and international experts.

Sessions/conferences may be given in English and/or Spanish.

In principle, with some possible exceptions, which will depend on the availability of the speaker, the conferences will be held every two weeks (Tuesday). The week following the lecture, students will have to hand in (post in the virtual classroom) the activity indicated on the topic covered by the lecturer. The assignment will be indicated each week (the week of the conference)

For each session / conference:

It is mandatory to attend the sessions / conferences online.

All students must participate in writing (when required).


All students must do the final work of the subject, which will be related to all the lectures seen / listened to



 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 widening of the Panama Canal. Future.

Demand forecast. Status. Challenges and opportunities.

The transport of biomedical material / vaccines

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

The Oil Tankers market.

Consequences of variations in fuel. Effects of COVID-19 on crude oil transport. Contribution of oil tankers to less pollution of the environment.

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

Current and future challenges

Ecology Technology

Energy sources for environmental sustainability

Possible Optional Topic: Blockade of the Suez Canal

Impact of the Suez Canal blockade on maritime transport

Learning activities

Conferences / Sessions

Evaluation system


Virtual assistance and activities related to conferences / 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 make the recovery in the case of having delivered the final work.



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

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

Global Supply Chains Are About To Get Better, Thanks To Blockchain. Casey, M. and Wong, P. International Business. Harvard Business Review. 2017

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