General information


Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Skills


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 transporte for both goods and people, in an environment of sustainability and respect for the environment

Description


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.

 

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.

Learning outcomes


At the end of the course, the student will know the structure, operation and operation of a shipping company, 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. Finally, the relationship between ports (and their terminals) and shipping companies will be known in detail, depending on their specialization.

Working methodology


In the face-to-face sessions, the master classes will be combined with practical activities in the classroom, a debate will be opened on topics related to the subject and work will be done on the internal structural analysis of shipping companies.

In the part-time sessions, work will be carried out, forums on the virtual campus, aimed at researching the shipping business, consignees, shipowners and ports in the international maritime business.

In chronological terms, the proper monitoring of a student's course generally involves the following stages:

a) Attendance at school sessions
Class attendance is mandatory, although, all teaching materials will be provided through Moodle; Without the assistance to the classes does not form part of the evaluation and does not influence the final note of the asignatura.
b) Individual work
The learning of the subject involves the study of the material explained in each session, the realization of practical works and the participation in workshops and seminars aimed at reading, commenting and critical discussion of cases, reports, videos, presentations and articles. of a macroeconomic nature. In any case, the syllables • Labus hung in the virtual classroom (Moodle) explain in detail all the content of the course.
c) Moodle
Moodle is a virtual environment that brings together all the most important features of a virtual classroom. Moodle is the place where all teaching materials are posted (slides, notes, videos, press articles, RSS news feeds, etc.). Moodle also contains all the exercises that each student must submit during the course.
d) Contact with the teacher
Contact with the teacher of the subject is vital so that students can resolve doubts and clarify all problems related to the subject. To facilitate this contact we have several contact tools. Mainly arranging tutoring via email, reserving the time when students can meet directly with the teacher during tutoring hours.

Contents


CONTENTS

1. The Maritimeization of the contemporary economy.

1.1. Historical evolution of International Maritime Transport.

1.2. Considerations on current maritime transporte

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.

3.1.3.1. Container in port terminals

3.1.3.2. Container in the container depot

3.1.3.3. The importance of container maintenance and repair

3.1.3.4. The offer of container services according to their types.

3.1.3.5. Management of breakdowns and incidents in container transporte.

3.2. Documentary cycle of container transporte.

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

6.5. CTPAT -PBIP

6.6. The Authorized Economic Operator

Learning activities


  • In the face-to-face sessions, the master classes will be combined with practical activities in the classroom, a debate will be opened on topics related to the subject and work will be done on the internal structural analysis of shipping companies.
    In the semi-face-to-face sessions, work will be carried out, forums on the virtual campus, aimed at researching the shipping business, consignees, shipowners and ports in the international maritime business.
    Additionally, the students will perform. The face-to-face sessions will combine master classes with practical activities in the classroom, will open debate on topics related to the subject and will work on the internal structural analysis of business shipping.
    In the semi-face-to-face sessions, work will be carried out, forums on the virtual campus, aimed at researching the shipping business, consignors, shipowners and ports in the international maritime business.
    Additionally, students will take a course aboard a ship of the shipping company Grimaldi Lines, at the European School of Intermodal Transport. (MOST- Motorways of the Sea Training) will take a course aboard a ship of the Grimaldi Lines Shipping Company, at the European School of Intermodal Transport. (MOST- Motorways of the Sea Training)

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:

 

Modifications due to COVID19:

 

  •  Total virtual assessment practical exercises: 40% - All exercises are compulsory, if a maximum of two exercises are missing, the mark corresponding to the continuous assessment will be "Zero", ie it will not count for the average with the rest of the subject. These practical exercises will be done via virtual campus)
  •  A written work (As Partial Evaluation): 20%

  •  A final exam, where the students' comprehension of the subjects of the subject will be evaluated: 40%

 

Prior to Covid 19, the evaluation included a COURSE (MOST) that has been canceled.

 

  • 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.

Bibliography


Basic

Maritime Transport Manual. (Montori, Martínez, Escribano), Editorial Marge Books https://www.amazon.es/dp/8415340311 

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