With the aid of examples AND drawing on the research literature, critically examine the
roles of port related logistics companies (excluding terminal operators) in port
Word limit: 1600 words (+/- 10%) excluding tables, appendices and references
This assessment accounts for 40% of the total marks available for the module.
Information about this assessment
For your examples, choose ONE port and ONE or TWO logistics businesses that
operate within the port. They could include an ocean carrier, a freight forwarding
company, any type of value added service company, a trucking company, a rail
freight company, etc.
You need to examine the general theory/literature about port competition (e.g. what
makes a port competitive?)
You need to examine the ways in which your chosen businesses contribute to (or
damage) the competitiveness of the chosen port (i.e. how the theory/literature you
have examined is applied/related to the practice).
Using your work as evidence, draw conclusions about the role of port related
companies in port competiveness.
Provide a reference for all the ideas, facts, tables and illustrations in your work, using
the Harvard system
Write in comprehensible academic English with grammar and spelling checked by
your word processing programme and corrected so far as possible
Paraphrase your sources so that you write with your own structure and in your own
words, or use quotation marks and full references for all quotations