International Freight Management
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- 22 Feb 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain the primary freight forwarding functions undertaken in international logistics
- Discuss the importance of multi-modal freight transport in international trade and supply chains.
- Evaluate the economic, social, political, legal, technological and environmental issues affecting the performance in international freight management.
- Develop strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of managing international freight.
- The dynamics of international logistics
- Primary freight functions
- Multi-model freight transport
- Supply chain management
- Economic, social, political, legal, technological and environmental issues
- Efficiency management of international freight
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject develops students’ knowledge and capabilities in managing the complex international freight system. It covers aspects of managing the movement of goods across national and international borders efficiently and effectively. It explains different actors and activities involved in managing international freight, with specific focuses on freight forwarding and multi-modalism that are important functions in facilitating international trade. Students are able to obtain an insight into freight forwarding operations and the day-to-day practical issues that go with the profession. Besides, this subject comprehensively overviews the issues related to multi-modalism, a critical component of seamless transport essential for an integrated supply chain. Finally, this subject explores how emerging issues such as technological, legal and environmental affect the operations of moving freight, and discusses different technological capabilities and solutions for improving the performance of freight management.
- online quiz (15%)
- closed book exam (40%)
- Analysis report (35%)
- examples to discuss the circumstances lead to importers and exporters (%)
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