Port Management

Universidad del Norte

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Port Management

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

  • Location

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1. Descripción de la asignatura.

    The course Port Management is based on the study of the port system in a theoretical frame and at regional, national and international level as well as the modalities and media of transport (maritime, river, on land, aerial and multimodal) and the infrastructures and locations of the system (ports, airports, roads and others). Likewise we consider the management principles of companies and businesses related with transport, concerning organizational, operative, commercial, service quality, economical-financial and technological aspects.

    1. Justification

    Ports are the main links in the continuity of transport logistic operations and the provision chains. They are in charge of the transit of goods and therefore, they have developed high technical standards and implemented interesting logistic processes with the aim of meeting their clients’ needs of proper and agile delivery.

    Lately, one of the strategies being adopted by ports to be more competitive in the globalization process is to apply the logistic approach to their administrative and operative management. Currently, providing a service with a standard quality and at low prices and to develop and exhausting commercial and promoting activity is not enough because clients, additionally, wan to receive a greater quality of added values during the port operation. The former describes one of the challenges of ports as enterprises, which can face the application of port logistics combined with the transport systems.

    1. Objetive
    2. Analyzing and understanding entrepreneurial planning, organization and direction with emphasis in the port area, deepening in the study of the role played by ports in transport and knowing in depth their organization and planning peculiarities and contract ways.

    Contact the Colombia Program Manager for the complete syllabus.


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