MR8104 - Advanced Topics in Maritime Logistics and Fleet Planning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 E

Course content

The course will be based on the module "Fleet management and Maritime Logistics Chains (3.75 ECTS). In addition to this module, the student will gain insight into the research frontier within this field through a supervised self study and a series of workshops. The course will discuss important logistics and transportation planning problems in general, and applications from the maritime industry in particular. Mathematical modeling of and alternative solution methods for such planning problems will be taught. Examples of the latter are heuristics (e.g. local search methods, tabu search, etc.) and exact methods (e.g. Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition). The course will also discuss decision-making under uncertainty.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course the candidate should have skills and knowledge to: 1) Identify and analyze planning problems in maritime transportation and logistics. 2) Model such problems mathematically as optimization problems. 3) Explain the complexity related to solving the models. 4) Analyze alternative solution methods in order to determine the most appropriate ones. 5) Apply both heuristic and exact solution methods for solving the planning problems. 6) Better understand how uncertainty can influence the decision process.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Self study. Workshops with presentations by the students. Possibly some assignments or mini-Projects.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

TIØ4120 Operations Research Basic Course or similar

Course materials

Compendium. Articles

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Economics
  • Marine System Design
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
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