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ICBM: Maritime Supply Chain Management35513/2165/2122/1/38
Study guide

ICBM: Maritime Supply Chain Management

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • International programmes Management and Communication
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 4 credits
Teaching staff: Hintjens Joost
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: This course unit is eligible for compensation according to the compensated fail criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 100,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Short description

Maritime transport accounts for 90% of world trade but is largely invisible. This course aims to change that. We look at the different markets that make up this supply chain.

Investments run into the hundreds of millions and have a very long payback period. Markets can change quickly and there are some hubs in the world that control the entire world trade. The concentration among the providers is increasing, prices are volatile. In short, a fascinating market.

Active participation in the lessons is crucial.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

OLR SCM 1.0 - The bachelor BM/SCM has insights in transport, in the streams and processes of goods and information, in the regulations of the logistics sector and in the general corporate organisational processes as well as in their interconnection, and can consequently apply these insights in a broad, globalised and changing (inter)national context.
You explain the role of ICT in shipping companies.
You describe the different types of ships.
You define deep sea, short, tramp and liner shipping with their characteristics.
You explain the different cargotypes.
You will describe the various main technical aspects of ships.
You explain the operation of the Maritime supply chain market.
You will complete the Maritime supply chain documents.
You clarify the relationship between Maritime supply chain and Incoterms.
You relate the Maritime supply chain to hinterland transportation modes.
You choose the best route and transportation partner in the Maritime supply chain.
You explain the market of supply and demand of maritime transportation.
You interpret the functions and legal aspects of the bill of lading.
You fill out a bill of lading.
You outline the cost price structure of a maritime service provider.
You explain the role of ICT in shipping companies.
OLR SCM 7.2 - The bachelor BM/LM can communicate fluently and spontaneously, both in spoken and written English, using professionally appropriate vocabulary in a professional context.
You express yourself correctly in most formal situations and use appropriate business terminology.
You understand job-specific longer texts.

Course content

  • History
  • Various maritime markets: dry bulk, liquid bulk, break bulk, ro-ro, containers. (we're not going to talk about passenger ships)
  • Different types of ships
  • The structure of a ship
  • The functioning of the market
  • International aspect of shipping
  • Investment decisions
  • Liner shipping vs tramp shipping
  • Deep sea vs short sea shipping
  • The different relevance of international agreements: Hague-Visby, bill of lading

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials12,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours88,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Semester 2Continuous project assignment (Permanent evaluation)30,00Paper and/or presentation
Open book
Semester 2Knowledge test70,00Open and/or closed questions
Closed book
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodContinuous project assignment (Permanent evaluation)30,00Paper and/or presentation
Open book
2nd examination periodKnowledge test70,00Open and/or closed questions
Closed book