Containerization and Allied Business

Main Block of Hallmark Businsess School

OBJECTIVES:

UNIT I - BASIC CONCEPT OF CONTAINERIZATION

Introduction to Liner Shipping industry – Unitization concept and methods – Malcolm Mclean and the birth of containerization – Generations of container ships and their specification – Container types, their specifications and cargoes carried in them.

UNIT II - FREIGHTING AND SIZE OF CONTAINER

Container shipping business – FCL and LCL sea freight products – Freighting of FCL and LCL cargo – Slot utilization strategies – Estimation of optimum container fleet size – Multiport LCL consolidation

UNIT III - CHARACTERISTICS AND PHYSICAL OPERATIONS

Containerisation: Concept, Classification, Benefits and Constraints, Container terminal business- World’s leading container terminals and location characteristics – container terminal infrastructure – container terminal productivity and profitability-Inland container Depots(ICD)Roles and functions – Container Freight Stations(CFS),Clearance at ICD, CONCOD,ICD’s under CONCOD, Charting: Kinds of Charter, Charter Party and Arbitration.

UNIT IV - CONTAINER TYPES AND BUSINESS

Container manufacturing trends – Container leasing business – Types of container leasing and their terms – maintenance and repair of containers – tracking of container movements – Container interchange.

UNIT V MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT

Alternate uses of containers -marketing of used containers -carriage of shipper own containers – multimodal transport options for containers -Insurance for containers -strategies for managing container imbalance.

Outcomes:

Text Books

  1. Marc Levinson, The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Princeton University Press, 2008.
  2. Dr. K. V. Hariharan, Containerisation, Multimodal Transport & Infrastructure Development In India, Sixth Edition, Shroff Publishers and Distributors, 2015.
  3. Lee, C.-Y., Meng, Q. (Eds.), Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics Making Global Supply Chains Effective, Springer, 2015.
  4. Coyle et.al, Management Of Transportation, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2011.

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