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TRAN 361 : Marine Transportation

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Marine Transportation
The focus of this course is on the physical, economic, and domestic and international regulatory characteristics of marine transportation, which includes the movement of passengers and goods on the oceans as well as on inland waterways. A review of economics, regulation, policy, and labor as it pertains to the domestic and international maritime industries is included.

The goal of this course is to introduce the physical, economic and regulatory characteristics of marine transportation. The student will study and learn about the importance of waterborne transportation to the world economy and the major waterways of the world. Understand the types of ships and their operation to include load planning will be included. Recognize port and canal operations to include their construction, financing, and operation. Identify vessel flagging requirements and labor issues that affect marine transportation.

1. Describe the development of water transportation from a historical point of view, and the current infrastructure, both domestic and international.

2. Discuss the importance of waterborne traffic to the economic development of the US and world economies, including the modal cost structure, competitive environment, and pricing system of the mode.

3. Describe the operating and service characteristics of water transportation. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered by shippers.

4. Analyze the various federal and international regulations and policies that affect marine transportation. Discuss the types of carriers in the U.S. and the role of the Surface Transportation Board.5. Distinguish between the different types and sizes of ships and barges that ply both inland waterways and transoceanic routes. Discuss the loading process to ensure proper balance, stability, and cargo movement efficiency.

6. Describe port operations including construction, financing, and operations. Including berthing requirements, material handling equipment, cargo reception, storage, and port clearance. Discuss the increasing dominance of global container terminal operators. Discuss the major canals of the international waterways and their construction, financing, and operations.

7. Discuss the cabotage laws within the United States and how they affect the shipping cost structure.

8. Describe the importance and ramification of vessel flagging on safety, operation, and taxation. Explain labor issues that can affect the water transportation system.

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Publications Buckley, J. J. (2008). The business of shipping (8th ed.). Centreville, MD: Cornell Maritime Press. ISBN: 978-0-87033-580-8 Association Websites National Transportation Library: Transportation Research Board: Transportation Research Forum: Websites Bureau of Transportation Statistics: European Sea Ports Organization: GAO report – Marine Transportation: Federal Financing: NTSB – Marine: The U.S. Marine Transportation System: U.S. Maritime Administration: World Port index: Journals American Journal of Transportation: Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce: Electronic: 01/01/1999 to present in Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition from 06/15/2000 to present in LexisNexis Academic from 01/01/2005 to present in ProQuest Maritime Economics and Logistics: Electronic: 03/01/2003 to one year ago in ProQuest Database Recommendations • Transportation Research Record(TRR)/ Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) • ProQuest • National Technical Reports Library • ScienceDirect • IEEE Xplore • National Technical Information Service (NTIS)/Aerospace & High Technology Database

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications, aviation applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Anders S. Arfelt - 3/1/2015
Dr. Larry W. Jenkins - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
1-17 Bachelor of Science in Transportation PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will show through a variety of mediums (for examples, examinations, term-papers, presentations and assignments) knowledge at a synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology and analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems. This may be in the form on direct assignments with software programs, systems and experimentation.

PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will gather information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in their writing, for example by referencing – but not limited and also using to justify and explain methodologies and critiquing work and findings. This scope will not be limited to libraries, but digital searching and use of learning resource centers within ERAU and industrial based centers

PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information for the purpose of assessment, information sharing and presentation to their peers.

PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will include in all appropriate applications the process analyzing scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

PO#6 – Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts

PO#7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be supported by the role of ERAU of the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities that enhance and promote lifelong learning, for example, the opportunity to attend seminars, conferences and partake in the lectures from visiting Professors. Likewise, the role of the Alumni in sharing and developing experiences.

PO#8 - Air Transport System outcome: The student will identify and apply the fundamentals of air transportation as part of a global transportation system, including the technological, social, economical, and political aspects of the system as they applies to passenger and cargo operations and management.

PO #9 - Highway Systems outcome: The student will demonstrate and discuss the characteristics of commercial, public, and private vehicles, as well as road and highway infrastructure, and the factors that lead to differences in the economics, pricing, and operations of the various forms of highway transportation and evaluate each method where used.

PO #10 - Rail Systems outcome: The student will apply the operational, economic, and regulatory characteristics of rail vehicles and rail right-of-ways for the movement of people and freight, to identify the advantages and potential of rail to the transportation system as a whole.

PO #11 - Marine Systems outcome: The student will apply their knowledge of the characteristics of marine vessels and the waterways on which they operate, as well as the economics, regulatory considerations, maritime and international laws, to evaluate the role of marine transport systems in the efficient transport of passengers and cargo.

PO #12 - Pipeline Systems outcome: The student will demonstrate and justify the economics and regulatory aspects of pipelines, to include the movement of liquids, gases, slurries, and other bulk materials, as well as the various environmental and land use issues related to the construction and operation of pipelines.

PO #13 - Strategic Intermodal Alliance outcome: The student will demonstrate, through comparisons and analysis, an evaluation of the physical, economic, and regulatory aspects of intermodal transportation alliances at a local, national and international level.

PO #14 - Transportation Legislation outcome: The student will discuss and recall the evolution and development of federal transportation legislation including highway, air, railroad, maritime, transit, and pipeline, including funding mechanisms and past and present underlying problems. A critical review of applicable international treaties and conventions is included.

PO #15 - Transportation and the Environment outcome: The student will identify and describe the challenges of developing and maintaining an effective and efficient transportation system while mitigating the negative environmental impacts, to include economic, regulatory, legal, political, and energy consumption considerations.

PO #16 - Transportation Safety and Security outcome: The student will relate and recommend improvements for safety and security issues pertaining to transportation networks, vehicles, people, and facilities, as well as the construction and design of operational and managerial criteria for the defense of people and property.

PO #17 - Urban Transportation and City Planning outcome: The student will analyze city planning as it relates to meeting the needs of transporting people, goods and cargo. Evaluation will include examples of best and worst city practices and historical, technological and environmental influences. Students will assess city development, urban transportation public and private, motorized and non-motorized, as well as identifying the complex relationships between transportation and land use within the urban environment to evaluate existing and proposed designs.
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