Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year - Curriculum Ingegneria dei trasporti
Teaching Staff: Matteo IGNACCOLO and Michela LE PIRA
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ICAR/05 - Transportation
Taught classes: 42 hours
Exercise: 45 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims at providing knowledge related to maritime transport, port conception and management, organization of maritime transport, intermodal transport, development of integrated logistics management processes, case studies and examples. At the end of the course, also thanks to a series of targeted exercises, students will acquire the basic elements for the drafting of port system regulatory plans and the sustainable management of ports (energy considerations, e.g. cold ironing, regasifiers) and they will acquire skills related to the interactions between port activities and the contexts in which they are inserted (port-city relationship) and the role of retroport and interport infrastructures in the context of integrated and last mile logistics.

Course Structure

The course includes:

- frontal lessons

- guided exercise(s)

- guided tours

The acquisition of skills will be verified by means of an oral test which will cover both the theoretical topics and the assigned exercises.

Detailed Course Content

  1. Maritime transport in the sea-land first-/last- mile
  • Introduction and economics of maritime transport
  • Mechanics of locomotion
  • Marine vehicle types
  • Marine traffic
  1. Port organization, planning and management
  • Conception, organization and management of ports
  • Maritime terminals
  • Environmental sustainability of maritime transport
  • Elements of port planning
  • Tourist ports
  • Innovations in port management: Port Community Systems (PCS)
  • Participatory transport planning: involvement of stakeholders in the port area
  1. Port-city relationship
  • Port-city relationship
  • Integrated port-city planning
  • City logistics
  • Sustainable Urban Logistics Planning
  1. Intermodal transport and integrated logistics
  • Logistics chain and integrated logistics
  • Intermodal transport
  • Container transport

Targeted exercises based on the course topics (e.g. AIS data analysis, logistics problem resolution, terminal capacity calculation)

Textbook Information

  1. Ricci, S., Ritossa, G. (a cura di), 2019. Ingegneria dei trasporti navali. Tecnologie, metodi ed applicazioni. EGAF. ISBN: 978-88-8482-958-0
  2. Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti, Marzo 2017. Linee guida per la redazione dei Piani Regolatori di Sistema Portuale.
  3. Rodrigue, J. P., 2013. The greography of Transport Systems. Routledge (Third edition)
  4. Dalla Chiara, B., Marigo, D., Benzo, G. Interporti e terminali intermodali. Hoepli
  5. Hillier, F. S., Lieberman, G. J.. 2001. Introduction to Operations Research. McGraw-Hill Education