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MT4103 Port Planning and Operations

[Lecture: 26 hr ; Tutorial: 13 hr ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: Nil ; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]

Learning Objective :

To equip students with the fundamentals of the planning and operational process and issues of ports and terminals.

Course Content :

Characterization of port system. Geographical location of ports and related planning and operational issues. Methods and processes for port planning and design. Inland connectivity, port’s linkage to transport infrastructure, intermodal connections. Marine operations in ports. Traffic management. VTS (vessel traffic system). Pilotage and Tugs. Port Navigational System. Cargo handling. Terminal operations. Facilities and equipment. Port security.

Course Outline :

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Topic

1

Characterization of port system

2

Geographical location of ports and related planning and operational issues

3

Methods and processes for port planning and design

4

Inland connectivity, port’s linkage to transport infrastructure, intermodal connections

5

Marine operations in ports

6

Traffic management

7

VTS (vessel traffic system)

8

Pilotage and Tugs

9

Port Navigational System

10

Cargo handling

11

Terminal operations

12

Facilities and equipment

13

Port security

Learning Outcome :

Upon completion of the course, students should have a good understanding of the planning and operational aspects of ports and terminals. Students will have the knowledge to assist in port planning in real cases.

Textbooks :

Nil

References :

  1. Thoresen, Carl A. (2003) Port designer's handbook: recommendations and guidelines, London: Thomas Telford.
  2. Takel, R. E. (1983) Planning land use in port areas: getting the most out of port infrastructure, United Nations.
  3. Bennett, Larry. Admiralty list of radio signals. Vol. 6, part 1, Pilot services, vessel traffic services and port operations: United Kingdom and Ireland (including European channel ports) [2005/06 ed.].
  4. Australia pilot. Volume I, North, north-west, west and south coasts of Australia from the west entrance of Endeavour Strait to Green Point Great Britain. Hydrographic Office.
  5. Mariners Handbook, Nautical Publication (NP100) Latest Edition. Admiralty Publications (UKHO).​