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Maritime Transport Management

The fast-growing Maritime sector is vital to the smooth flow of goods and cargo. Antwerp is the perfect place to study Maritime Management as a vital hub in the Maritime industry with the second largest port in Europe. You will be truly submerged in industry practice and attain the skills to become an expert in maritime transportation management.

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€17.750

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master of Science in Maritime or Air Transport Management

Language

English

First start date

11.09.2023

Duration

1 year
Price
€17.750

Location

Antwerp, Belgium

Degree

Master of Science in Maritime or Air Transport Management
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Program

1. Core Curriculum

Fundamentals of the Maritime Industry

After this course, you have knowledge of basic concepts in maritime shipping, port and hinterland markets. You will have a view on the diversity in equipment, market players and market organisation and have understanding of how to apply the basic concepts in follow-up courses and real life. On the agenda: Economics fundamentals, Ship(ping) fundamentals, Seaport fundamentals, Hinterland transport fundamentals and an excursion to the Port of Antwerp: terminal, shipyard, hinterland connections.

Introduction to Global Supply Chain Management

TBC

Technology, Digital Innovation and Sustainability

Students will be able to provide an overview of contemporary technological and innovation trends with links to sustainability, explain what is and which types of innovation are developed in the maritime supply chain and logistics and how they can be used. You will learn what are potential innovation processes steps, objectives and effectiveness of new technologies and innovation used in ports, intra- and inter-port communication and information exchange, logistics planning, airplane or technology providers. Students gain knowledge on how innovation networks contribute to innovation development and it offers academic insights with regard to innovation systems and innovation objectives.

Maritime Transport Market Analysis

TBC

Maritime Chain Cost Analysis

After this course, you have knowledge on the modeling of the maritime supply chain and have acquired analytic skills to assess improvements and changes in different phases of the maritime supply chain. You get a more in-depth insight in current challenges in the maritime supply chain (greening, increase in capacity, etc.). Topics which are addressed: Intro maritime supply chain modeling & model usage; Impact of alternative fuels on cost for vessel owners and chain; Port investments and Impact of port enlargement project for the port authority & chain; Theory on port investments on improving intermodel transport and Impact of improving intermodel transport for the transport chain. We work with different case studies and assignments.

Maritime Supply Chains and Hinterland

Maritime transport is an essential link in many a global supply chain. At any given moment within a given chain, there are trade-offs to be made with other links, including in relation to the choice of port and transshipment as well as hinterland services. This course provides an in-depth view into the management of maritime supply chains. It also examines how such supply chains can be affected by exogenous trends and events, such as structural changes in international trade, evolutions in the global fleet, and national and supranational maritime policymaking. Moreover, the different transport modes are discussed.

Port Economics and Business

TBC

Maritime Economics and Business

This course focuses on issues that shape the maritime transport market. How is this market organized in practice? What role do the authorities play and how do they impact on the behavior of shipping companies? How are price and cargo affected? What kind of business strategies do shipowners pursue? How are market forecasts made? Which kind of vessel is best suited for deployment on specific routes and/or loops, or for specific cargo types? These and other crucial issues are analyzed by means of economic tools.

Maritime Business Game

TBC

Option GLS (Management) or Research Methodology (Research)

TBC

Master Dissertation in Transport Management (Group Project)

TBC

2. International Excursion

Towards the end of Semester 2, put your knowledge into action by visiting Rotterdam and experiencing the biggest port in Europe. Visit the Dry Dock of Rotterdam, Futureland (the future of the Rotterdam Port), take a guided tour of the city and port and experience some of the biggest shipping companies up close.

3. Global Leadership Skills

Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at Antwerp Management School.

At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your personal development. With the Global Leadership Skills track, we challenge and coach you to become more aware of who you are, how you cooperate with others, and what kind of career you want to pursue. We do this by building upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School:

  • Self Awareness: leads to stronger cooperation with others.
  • Global Perspective: leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues.
  • Societal Consciousness: leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business.

Throughout this journey, we will focus on these three levels of learning by working with a mixture of exercises, self-analysis instruments, moments of reflection, individual follow-up, collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks to support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth.

Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for an impressive set of soft skills when selecting young graduates. These include: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, the capacity to adapt to new situations and to develop new skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness, and long-term and system thinking, to name just a few. This course aims to support you in developing these skills and in finding a match between who you are and what the world of employment needs; between your career ambitions and what employers are looking for.

4. Learning objectives

After following this program, you will be able to:

  • understand the industrial context in which the maritime stakeholders operate
  • understand the operational and strategic drivers behind the business models of the respective stakeholders in the maritime value chain
  • get acquainted with both managerial and analytical tools to handle day-to-day and strategic issues related to the maritime industry
  • get accustomed to the cultural differences in doing business within an international and globalized industrial context

5. Faculty

Function Academic Director Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management
Function Holder of the BNP Paribas Fortis chair on transport, logistics and ports
Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers
Function Coordinator of EIT Urban Mobility at University of Lisbon
Function Professor at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics
Function Part-time assistant professor at the Centre for Maritime and Air Transport Management (C-MAT)
Function Researcher at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics at UA
Function Professor of Port and Maritime Economics

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Every year we only accept a select amount of candidates. We advise you to start the noncommittal application process as soon as possible.

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Phone: 0032 (0)3 265 98 60

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