SCMGT304-21B (HAM)

Ports and Shipping

15 Points

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School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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This paper covers fundamental concepts, issues and practices related to ports and shipping operations.
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Paper Structure

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Workload

This is a 15-point paper requiring, on average, 150 hours' of work. The workload is more or less equally distributed over 14 weeks. Thus you should expect to invest just under 11 hours per week in this paper. If you work consistently each week, it will reduce the pressure you experience around any assessments. A consistent work-ethic is also more conducive to deep learning (learning that sinks in) than cram-studying.

Three of these weekly hours are devoted to attending the lecture (1hr on Mondays) and the workshop (2hrs on Tuesdays). The rest of the time is spent preparing for sessions and working on assessments.

FLEXI in this paper

This paper is taught in FLEXI mode. That means that you can join the lectures and workshops either face-2-face on the Hamilton campus or online via Zoom. You may switch between these two modes as you wish.

Lectures may be attended in real-time or you may watch the Panopto recording in your own time. Keep in mind that the workshop on Tuesdays relies heavily on the Monday lecture. Therefore, if you choose to watch the lecture in your own time, you are expected to do so before the Tuesday workshop.

Workshops must be attended in real-time on Tuesdays. These sessions are designed to facilitate learning by doing which cannot really happen retrospectively. Some of the activities done during workshops will also count towards your paper grade without any prior notice (see Assessments). Although these sessions will also be recorded, group discussions (via breakout rooms) cannot be recorded. Therefore, you are encouraged to take notes during group discussions.

Please bring a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to class if you are attending workshops in face-2-face mode. The nature of the activities may require that you work on Moodle during the session, retrieve online information, or join breakout rooms with online peers. If you do not have a device that you can bring to campus, please let me (Dr Trent) know.

Preparation, attendance, and in-class engagement

This paper is designed with our learning as the top priority, not our comfort. While I remain mindful of workload outside the classroom, I expect students to prepare as instructed and engage fully in workshop activities. Every individual is important to me, therefore I monitor attendance, engagement and Moodle activity throughout the trimester. I may check in on you if it seems that you are falling behind.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Explain the critical role of port and shipping operations in New Zealand and globally
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    Test 1 (2)
    Test 2 (4)
    Report and discussion: New Zealand's port development (5)
  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts and practices in port and shipping operations
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    Test 1 (2)
    Test 2 (4)
  • Communicate effectively on port- and shipping-related topics
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    COVID-19 case study wiki (3)
    Report and discussion: New Zealand's port development (5)
  • Critically analyse and improve port and shipping operations, both individually and collaboratively
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    COVID-19 case study wiki (3)
    Report and discussion: New Zealand's port development (5)
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Assessment

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PLEASE NOTE: The University has zero-tolerance for plagiarism.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Preparation and workshop activities
10
  • In Class: In Workshop
2. Test 1
10 Aug 2021
6:30 AM
20
  • In Class: In Test
3. COVID-19 case study wiki
17 Sep 2021
1:30 PM
25
  • Other: Moodle Wiki
4. Test 2
5 Oct 2021
5:30 AM
20
  • In Class: In Test
5. Report and discussion: New Zealand's port development
14 Oct 2021
12:30 PM
25
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The content of this paper is compiled from three different textbooks (see below), industry reports, news articles, and other media. Reading assignments are explicitly stated in the reading list.

The library has electronic versions of all the textbooks, but we have limited licenses. Most of the content will be based on the prescribed textbook with supplementary content from the additional textbooks. I recommend buying the prescribed textbook if you are in the position to do so. Otherwise, please plan your reading tasks ahead of time and coordinate with fellow students to ensure that everyone gets access to the textbooks.

Prescribed (required) textbook

Yap, W. (2021). Business and economics of port management : an insider’s perspective . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Additional (recommended) textbooks

Langen, P. (2020). Towards a better port industry : port development, management and policy . Routledge.

Burns, M. (2014). Port management and operations . CRC Press.

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Online Support

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This paper is offered in a FLEXI format (see Paper Structure) and all resources are available online in Moodle or via the reading list.
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Workload

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This is a 15-credit paper requiring, on average, 150 hours' of work. The workload is more or less equally distributed over 14 weeks. Thus you should expect to invest just under 11 hours per week in this paper. If you work consistently each week, it will reduce the pressure you experience around any assessments. A consistent work-ethic is also more conducive to deep learning (learning that sinks in) than cram-studying.

Three of these weekly hours are devoted to attending the lecture (1hr on Mondays) and the workshop (2hrs on Tuesdays). The rest of the time is spent preparing for sessions and working on assessments.

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