TS201011 - Sustainable trade and maritime economics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 60/100 3 hours E
Portfolio 40/100

Course content

Global trade patterns. Ship Types, trades and ports (dry cargo, tankers, specialist, container and Ro-Ro). Policy and regulatory impact on global trade and economy in shipping. The relationship between international trade and shipping Different types of shipping companies The roles of various stakeholders in shipping as shipping associations, shipowners, charterers, insurers, intermediaries (Port / Liner / chartering agents and brokers), sailors, workers and trade unions. Charter market and price mechanism in maritime transport The company finances and financing of ships

Learning outcome

Knowledge: identify the most important factors that influence the need for sea transport explain the importance of international trade on global development describe how the shipping industry constantly adapting changing conditions use scientific methods and practices for the development of written reports independently update his/her knowledge in the field, both through literature searches, consult experts and by auditing own practice Skills: identify and describe the global trading patterns and why they have occurred demonstrate that he/she understands the relationship between ship types, trades and ports describe the different types of companies that serve the shipping industry show that he/she has general knowledge about the mechanism in the charter market and pricing in maritime transport explain the key elements of the company's finances and shipfinancing show that he/she is mastering the discipline courses through written reports and oral presentations General competence: ability to assess the environmental, ethical and economic implications of shippingtrades in both local and global perspective and carry out that knowledge through his/her future career ability to participate actively in discussions and be able to share his/her knowledge and experiences with others and contribute to the development of good practice in the field ability to communicate scientific information both orally and in writing knowledge about facilitating innovation and innovation processes

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises. The teacher defines the content, scope, timeframe and submission of group work, but there will be an oral presentation of the group work of up to 10 minutes, and the report should be submitted by a specified date.

Further on evaluation

3 hours written exam (60%) + Portfolio (40%).

Students will prepare two group works collected in a portfolio. Group work is included in the assessment, and the participants in each group have the same character. Both parts must be passed.

Resit exam: It is possible to take a new 3 hours written exam. If a group has not received a passing grade in one or more papers in the portfolio, the group, under the assumption that all group members agree, get to submit a portfolio with improved work at the new exam. If the student waits until the next annual examination, a new case must be solved. Students are entitled to re-sit only the part of the examination in which they have had legitimate reasons for an absence or have failed.

Permitted aids for written school exams: Calculator

New and postponed exams: following semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nautical Studies (353MN)
Nautical Studies (353YV)
Shipping management (432SM)

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
  • Economics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 E 2023-11-28 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C215 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 3
Gymsal Laterna/Lab-bygg 93
Autumn ORD Portfolio 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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