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CODE 101142
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/06
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The module discusses the determinants of the demand of maritime transport, linking them to the role played by shipping in the international trade and the economic organisation. The demand related perspective is then used also for defining the organisation of supply of shipping services together with the main market trends (e.g. innovation in shipping, port sector).

Special topics will be discussed in class through a series of dedicated activities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching unit provides the specificities of the sector and the contribution provided to the general economic theory, the knowledge of the distinctive characteristics of the different modes of maritime transport and the forms of integration and competition, the markets in which the companies operate and the economic policy guidelines that drive International trade and sea transport.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the module, students will be able to assess the organisation of different shipping markets.

Moreover, students will be capable of critically discuss main drivers of the sectors, evaluating main patterns and to analyse how external market elements can impact on the industry future.

Within the programme, team work will be developed (also in collaboration with groups of foreign students, through the COIL approach), and the use of flipped classrooms and critical discussions in class on specialized material reworked independently will be prioritised.

These activities will allow the student to acquire specific soft skills at an advanced level (e.g. Functional Literacy, Social, Management, Learning to Learn and Personal skills).

PREREQUISITES

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TEACHING METHODS

The module will be entirely delivered in English.

Traditional Lectures, seminars, and the discussion of case studies will be used as main teaching approach. In order to better link theoretical knowldge with actual business applications, the module will be characterised by case study assessments, group work, readings, and a mix of both live sessions and pre-recorded material. 

Within the programme, team work will be developed (also in collaboration with groups of foreign students, through the COIL approach), and the use of flipped classrooms and critical discussions in class on specialized material reworked independently will be prioritised.

These activities will allow the student to acquire specific soft skills at an advanced level (e.g. Functional Literacy, Social, Management, Learning to Learn and Personal skills).

Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the module leaders at the beginning of the module to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns in accordance with the learning outcomes to be achieved.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I: The role of shipping in the international trade

- Derived Demand

- Trade And Shipping

- UNSDGs and the maritime industry

Part II: The demand for shipping

- Liquid Bulk

- Dry Bulk

- General Cargo

- Passengers

Part III: The supply side: tramp and liner shipping

Part IV: Freight rates; Co-operation and competition

Part V: Seaports

Part VI: The Political economy of shipping

- Flags of convenience and International Registers

- Subsidies

- The shipping sector in the national payments balance

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Main textbook: M. Stopford. "Maritime Economics"

Further readings will be suggested during the lectures.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ALESSIO TEI (President)

ENRICO MUSSO

CLAUDIO FERRARI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

For the students that will attend the course, group works will be orgasined and their outcome will contribute to the final evaluation.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Students will be evaluated on:

- the knowledge of the course contents

- communication skills

- problem solving skills

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
23/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Life below water
Life below water

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