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					                                   Old Dominion University
                        College of Business and Public Administration
               International Maritime, Ports & Logistics Management Institute
                           International Maritime Transportation
                                           Port 611
                                           Syllabus


Instructor:     Mr. Paul Cozza
Class:          Monday, 4:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Classroom:      2099 Constant Hall

Course Objectives:

   1. To provide an understanding of the economic foundations of international maritime
      transportation.

   2. To provide a foundation of the elements of the maritime transportation system for the
      student interested in entering or pursuing a career in the maritime, ports and logistics
      management fields.

Text: Maritime Economics, 2nd ed. Martin Stopford (available at ODU bookstore or from
      online booksellers.)

Handout: The Case for Caution, American Shipper, June 2006

 Session        Date                        Topic                                    Reading
                         Introduction to The International Shipping
    1         Aug. 28    Market
                                                                          Stopford: Chapters 1, 1-34
    -         Sept. 4    Labor Day – No Class
                         The Maritime Transportation System               MTS: Chapters 2, 5
    2         Sept. 11   The Economics of Maritime Trade                  Stopford: Chapters 7, 225-252
    3         Sept. 18   The Global Pattern of Maritime Trade             Stopford: Chapters 8, 253-290
                         Bulk Cargo and The Economics of Bulk
    4         Sept. 25   Shipping
                                                                          Stopford: Chapters 9, 291-335
                         The General Cargo and The Economics of Liner
    5         Oct. 2     Shipping. Conference, Alliances, and the Major   Stopford: Chapters 10, 337-379
                         Carriers
    -         Oct. 9     Fall Holiday – No Class
    6         Oct. 16    The Economics of Ships and Ship Designs          Stopford: Chapters 11, 381-420
    7         Oct. 23    The Four Shipping Markets                        Stopford: Chapters 3, 77-112
    8         Oct. 30    The Shipping Market Cycle                        Stopford: Chapters 2, 37-75
    9         Nov. 6     Supply, Demand and Freight Rates                 Stopford: Chapters 4, 113-149
   10         Nov. 13    Cost, Revenue and Financial Performance          Stopford: Chapters 5, 151-192
   11         Nov. 20    Financing Ships and Shipping Companies           Stopford: Chapters 6, 193-223
                         The Regulatory Framework of Maritime
   12         Nov. 27    Transportation
                                                                          Stopford: Chapters, 12, 421-453
   13         Dec. 4     The Economics of Shipbuilding and Scrapping      Stopford: Chapters, 13, 455-487
   14         Dec. 11    Final Exam

				
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