SCMGT304-23B (HAM)

Ports and Shipping

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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What this paper is about

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Maritime shipping is the engine of global trade, yet it's mostly hidden to us because it happens "out there" on the deep blue ocean. In this paper we learn about the world of ports and shipping and how it is the backbone of global supply chains. The paper considers both the global picture and the New Zealand-specific context.
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is taught in a SYNCHRONOUS FLEXI mode. Students are encouraged to attend sessions in person on the Hamilton campus, but are free to join via Zoom if they so choose.

Lectures must be attended in real­-time on Mondays. The content covered is new to most students and can be quite complex. If the lecturer cannot gauge whether students understand via questions, body language, or facial expressions, it is impossible to know which elements require further explanation. Past experience has also shown that it is difficult to keep up with the pace of learning and preparation for the Tuesday workshop if students do not attend lectures on Mondays.

Workshops must be attended in real­-time on Thursdays. 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 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 face­2­face mode. The nature of the activities may require that you work on Moodle during the session or retrieve online information. If you do not have a device that you can bring to campus, please let the paper convenor know.

Special consideration for asynchronous attendance. If you have special circumstances that prevent you from attending lectures and/or workshops in real time, you must apply for special consideration from the paper convenor. Every application will be reviewed in alignment with university policies.

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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. 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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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively on port- and shipping-related topics
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    Concept map (3)
    Build a business case for a port (4)
  • Critically analyse and improve port and shipping operations, both individually and collaboratively
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    Build a business case for a port (4)
  • Explain the critical role of port and shipping operations in New Zealand and globally
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    Develop a quiz (2)
  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts and practices in port and shipping operations
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Preparation and workshop activities (1)
    Build a business case for a port (4)
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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

The use of generative AI tools (like ChatGPT) are allowed in this paper, but we insist that it be used honestly and responsibly. That means:

  • The use of any AI tools must be acknowledged at the end of an assignment. The acknowledgement should explain what the tool was used for and the prompts used. Failure to do so would be regarded as academic dishonesty.
  • Generative AI tools are known to be inaccurate at times, reference poorly, and provide a biased view depending on the training data. The student is ultimately responsible for the veracity of all work submitted. So do not accept anything at face value. Use these tools as a starting point (like you would a Google search or Wikipedia page) not as the final answer.
  • Each student must show that they have mastered the learning outcomes of this paper. If an assignment is primarily the product of artificial intelligence, without much evidence of human intelligence, then it constitutes academic dishonesty and will not be marked.

"Homework Helper"sites: The use of online “homework helper” sites including, but not limited to, Chegg, NoteHall, Quizlet and Koofers is not permitted in this course. Using any such services, or having someone else complete your assignments (whether voluntarily or for a fee) is considered cheating and such cases will be referred directly to the Disciplinary Committee.

If you are unsure what constitutes plagiarism or cheating, please contact academic.integrity@waikato.ac.nz

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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
15
  • In Class: In Workshop
2. Develop a quiz
3 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Concept map
22 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Build a business case for a port
24 Oct 2023
2:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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