General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Rosana Salama Benazar

Teaching languages

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

  • 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


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.

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.

Learning outcomes


  • Acquire general knowledge in innovative areas of transporte and logistics
  • Know the state of the art of the technologies applied in the different means of transporte 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 transporte 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.

Les sessions/conferències es podran impartir en castellà o en català o en anglès

In principle, with some possible exceptions, which will depend on the availability of the speaker, the conferences will be held every two weeks (Monday or 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 assigned work for all the lectures seen / heard of the subject.



 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 transporte. Contribution of oil tankers to less pollution of the environment.

The transporte of biomedical material / vaccines

Essential conditions for the transporte 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 transporte

To be confirmed: conference on gender equality

Learning activities

Conferences / Sessions

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.



 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.

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