Course Title: Maritime Logistics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Maritime Logistics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr Thuy Nguyen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2270

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

With more than 90% of the world trade in volume being transported by sea, the maritime industry plays a crucial role in the global economy. This is especially highlighted in the context of globalisation whereby production, supply chain and market in a global scale have become a norm and international trade has grown even faster than global production. In this connection, effective and efficient logistics management of key maritime operations becomes critical to the unimpeded trade flows.


This course explores the fundamentals of maritime logistics in the specific domains of shipping and port logistics, as well as that of supporting maritime logistics services. The course also examines how maritime logistics can be managed as a crucial trade facilitator, and discusses the recent innovation, i.e., the impacts of digitalisation on maritime logistics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Explain the role of maritime logistics, specifically ports and shipping, in global supply chains and international trade.

CLO2: Analyse the working principles of key maritime logistics components and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.

CLO3: Critically appraise how an integrated maritime logistics system can facilitate global business and trade.

CLO4: Analyse and discuss the implications of international regulations and policies on maritime logistics.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%

Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or on online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and individual consultation.