|The Port Policy & Planning course provides knowledge on the organization and planning of port development and of the adaptation of ports in the modern economic environment. It also examines the content, and role of national and supranational policies.
Issues studied in the context of the course include:
– the theoretical models and practical applications of port planning (institutional factors, financing parameters, legal aspects, labour issues etc., that are required to be taken into account at the process of planning)
– the recent developments in the Greek and EU Port Policy, with regard to in the planning and the growth of national port system and European ports respectively.
– the role of Port Authorities in port planning and development.
– the direct and indirect effects of supranational and international policies for the reformation of port production (e.g. policies for intra-port and inter-port competition, financing and pricing of infrastructure, environmental protection and safety of ports).
– The course also covers in detail a list of advanced issues of port economics, management and policy (i.e. port relations; port performance, efficiency and effectiveness; societal integration of ports, etc…), via a process that involves both teaching and students assignments.
At the end of the semester students should be able to distinguish, define, perceive and understand:
– The organizational and operational structures ports;
– The characteristics of demand and supply of port services;
– The impact of changes in port governance and increasing private sector involvement in ports;
– The implementation of innovation and new technologies;
– The parameters of the structural changes in European ports; – The port changing reality and the challenge facing the port industry