General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín


Credits: 3

Teaching staff: Rosana Salama Benazar


The subject Direction of the Maritime Transport, will allow to take decisions related with the most effective and efficient way of the transporte of goods by means of the maritime route optimizing the utilization of this mode of transporte together with other modes to transfer the goods not only of Puerto to Port, but from Door to Door.

In addition, it offers tools to strategically manage maritime transporte based on the different types of cargo, goods and port conditions at origin and destination.

It also allows you to plan the maritime transporte of goods by combining it with other modes of transporte (integrated transporte) and body for international conditions and laws.


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

• Develop and make decisions, based on the understanding of the international geopolitics of maritime transporte knowing its world order
• Lead work teams within the actors, elements and structures of Maritime Transport
• Develop a maritime transporte contract in both modalities: in the Knowledge Regime and in the Charter Regime.

Working methodology

Theoretical sessions
MD1.Master class: expository class sessions based on the teacher's explanation in which they attend
all students enrolled in the subject.
MD3. Presentations: multimedia formats that support face-to-face classes.
MD4. Video capsules: resource in video format, which includes contents or demonstrations of the axes
thematic of the subject. These capsules are integrated into the structure of the subject and serve students to review as many times as necessary the ideas or proposals that the teacher needs to highlight from their classes.

Guided learning
MD5. Seminars: face-to-face format in small work groups. These are sessions linked to the sessions
face-to-face courses that offer a practical perspective and in which student participation is key.
MD6. Debates and forums: face-to-face or online conversations, depending on the objectives of the teacher
responsible for the subject pursue. The debates have a start and end date and are energized by the teacher
MD7. Case study: dynamics that start from the study of a case that serves to contextualize the '
studying in a specific situation, the teacher can propose different activities, both individually and in groups.

Autonomous learning
MD9. Solving exercises and problems: non-contact activity dedicated to solving exercises
practical from the data provided by the teacher.
MD10. Research and critical reading of articles. Students start from a working hypothesis that
they will develop, following the phases of the research methodology, among which is critical reading
of articles.
MD11. Non-contact tutorials: why the student will have telematic resources such as mail
electronic and ESCSET intranet resources.


Topic 1: Dra. Rosana Salama Benazar- Geopolitics and Maritime Transport Policy

  1. Symbolic and real meaning of Geopolitics
  2. Global space configuration
  3. Clash and Unification of Political Forces / Effects
  4. Geopolitics in maritime transporte: shipping routes
  5. Shipping Policies: Shipping Policies: Alliances, Mergers, Acquisitions, Shipping Conferences


Topic 2: Dra. Rosana Salama Benazar- Transport management: Key business processes Actors, elements and structure of maritime transporte

  1. Actors: The Shipper (Shipper) and the charterer; the carrier; the Freight Forwarder; the Customs Representative (formerly Customs Agent); the Stevedore; The Port; the Port Terminal; the Logistics Platforms (Port Sec, Integrated Merchandise Center (CIM) and Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL)); the Ship Agent; the Carrier, NVOCC; the Receiver of the Goods or Consignee (consignee);
  2. Elements: The Ship (classification); the Load (type of load); Structure (documentary supports):
    1. The Charter agreement (lease and contract of carriage): chartering without endowment, chartering for time and chartering for travel. Elements of the Charter Agreement: Personal elements (charterer, charterer, captain): Real elements (the ship and the cargo); Formal Elements (Charter Policy / Maritime World Institutions).
    2. The Transport in Regime of the Boarding Knowledge (Master B / L, House B / L).


Topic 3: Dra. Rosana Salama Benazar - International Transport and Integrated Transport Chains

  1. Modes of Transport
  2. Land Transport
  3. Rail transporte
  4. Air transporte
  5. Maritime Transport
  6. Integrated Transport: Segmented, Combined, Multimodal


Topic 4: Dr. Pau Morales Fusco - Transport planning and optimization

  1. Cost of maritime traffic, (scale quantities, fees, tariffs and bonuses, European context and Spanish port system)
  2. Time, reliability, frequency and transit time and economies of scale, delays
  3. Route capillarity (dry ports, intermodality, port interior)
  4. Additional factors (positioning of equipment, graphics, compatible and vacuum turns, transhipment, feeder, limitations to cabotage
  5. Environmental aspects, approach to the carbon plant


Topic 5: Dr. Pau Morales Fusco - Execution of transporte, subcontracting, bidding

  1. Documentary flow in maritime transporte, physical controls and inspections, customs and para-customs and other controls.
  2. Procurement according to tenders and one-off transporte contracts. Frequent clauses and factors of consideration.


Topic 6th Dr. Pau Morales Fusco - Direct skills in maritime transporte

  1. Commercial (interlocutors and real bargaining power)
  2. Analysis of alternatives
  3. Professional profiles in the maritime business

Learning activities

Resolution of practical cases.

Various exercises in classes.


Evaluation system









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