Maritime Transport

Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carlos Jahn
Contact person Nicole Nellen
Target Audience LIM / IWI / BAU / RE / TMB
Lecture type Lecture
Lecture term Summer term
Language German
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Type of examination Exam (Bonus with business game)


The aim of the lecture is to get across knowledge about the research field of maritime logistics to the involved students. Therewith, classical and present challenges are in the focus. General tasks comprise e.g.

  • Planning,
  • Design,
  • Execution, and
  • Management of material and information flows in the maritime logistics chain ‘ship - port  - hinterland’.

Moreover, the assessment, selection, dimensioning, introduction, and execution of technology developments is a valuable content of the lecture.

Lecture contents

  • Maritime supply chain
  • Types of cargo
  • Ships & ship routes
  • Ports
  • Maritime safety & security
  • Green logistics


  • Clausen, Uwe and Geiger, Christiane (2013). Verkehrs- und Transportlogistik. Springer Vieweg: Berlin und Heidelberg [Abstract] [doi] [www]

  • Geisler, Alexander and Johns, Dirk Max (2018). SEE-SCHIFF-LADUNG: Fachbuch für Schifffahrtskaufleute : von Praktikern für Praktiker. von Stern-Verlag KG: Lüneburg [www]

  • Gleißner, Harald and Femerling, Christian (2012). Logistik: Grundlagen - Übungen - Fallbeispiele. Springer-Gabler: Wiesbaden [Abstract] [www]

  • Huber, Wolfgang (2018). Überseecontainer beladen. Verlag Heinrich Vogel: [www]

  • Jensen, Rune Møller and Pacino, Dario and Ajspur, Mai Lise and Vesterdal, Claus (2018). Container vessel stowage planning. Weilbach: [www]

  • Rodrigue, Jean-Paul (2020). Geography of Transport Systems. Routledge: London New York [www]

  • UNCTAD (2021). Review of Maritime Transport 2021. UN: United Nations Publications, New York, USA [www]