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CODE 109380
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/05
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching unit aims at providing the basic concepts on transport systems and logistics systems.

Particular attention will be paid to maritime transport and logistics port operations.

In particular, the teaching unit provides the capability to represent, simulate, and optimize goods and people flows in both the "sea side" and "land side" of port terminals.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will learn:

  • the basics of maritime transport and logistic systems
  • how to formalize maritime transport problems 
  • how to perform simulations to assess the performances of freight and passenger terminals

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures and laboratory activities) and 
Individual study will allow the student to:

  • analyze and understand the dynamics of transport and logistic systems 
  • formalize and analytically solve simple problems related to transport and logistic systems
  • formalize and simulate complex transport and logistic systems such as maritime terminals for cargo and passengers, as well as analyse and discrete their performance

 

PREREQUISITES

The following basic knowledge are required to profitably attend the teaching unit: Basic calculus and optimization

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures consist of classes (60%) and laboratory activities (40%)

Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns, while respecting the teaching objectives.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching unit is articulated in three main topics:

  1. Basics on maritime transport systems
    • Supply subsystems, models, and congestion
    • Demand subsystems and its relation to the activity system
    • Demand/supply interaction
  2. Basics on logistic systems
    • Equipment and material handling system of terminals and warehouses
    • Supply chain models
    • Inventory management
  3. Basic on port operations:
    • Ship and terminal operations (e.g., berth allocation, import/export cycles)
    • Port operation simulations and performance assessment

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Basics bibliography:

Notes provided the teacher

Insights:

  • M.G. Burns, Port Management and operations, CRC press, 2015
  • J. Banks, J.S. Carson, B.L. Nelson, D. M. Nicol, Discrete-Event System Simulation, 5th Edition, Pearson, 2010

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NICOLA SACCO (President)

ALICE CONSILVIO

ANGELA DI FEBBRARO

DAVIDE GIGLIO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

https://corsi.unige.it/10948/p/studenti-orario

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will consist of a test on theory (weight: 1/3 of the final mark) and practical activity on the simulations (weight: 2/3 of the final mark).

Students with learning disorders ("Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

With the test, it will be assessed:

  • the student's knowledge of the lecture topics

With the practical part of the exam, it will be assessed:

  • the student's capability to formalize maritime transport problems 
  • the student's capability to perform simulations to estimate the performances of freight and passenger terminals

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
10/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

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