Level 3 Supply Chain - Ports and Shipping - Institute of Supply Chain Management
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Level 3 Supply Chain – Ports and Shipping

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Types of Ports: A fishing port, An inland port, A dry port, Cruise home ports, Cargo ports
  • Port Functions: Transport (circulation) function of ports, Commercial function of ports, Industrial function of ports, Distributional function of ports
  • Seaport Connection and Transhipment: Maritime access, Maritime interface, Infrastructures and equipment, Land access, Port service (full-service), Tool port (service), Land lord
  • Maritime Network Considerations: Frequency of service, Fleet and vessel size, Number of port calls, Shipping Conferences, Shipping Alliances, Containerisation
  • Port Considerations: Location, Depth, Land availability, Labour costs, Hinterland access, Ownership
  • External Factors: Demand Forecasts, Location, Competition, Coastal Shipping, Resilience
  • Infrastructural Requirements: Warehousing, Value Added Logistics (VAL), Logistics Centres, Berths, Container Terminals
  • Challenges: Conservancy, Dredging, Navigation aids, Congestion, Customs, Immigration, Port Safety, Marine Safety

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