Ports & shipping

Ports_n_FishingStudents interested in ports and shipping study many aspects of port operations, planning, and the role ports play in society. From small fishing harbors to giant container operations, ports serve a pivotal role in human civilization and commerce. 80% of world trade by volume and 70% by value moves via ship, passing through numerous ports en route through the production and delivery supply chains. Ports act as gateways to trade and provide access to global markets. They also support many other activities, such as fishing, tourism, and energy production. As trade and coastal populations increase, together with sea level rise and other climate changes, sustainable port planning and practice will become even more important.

Students studying ports and shipping have found positions with port and shipping firms, in coastal planning and policy, and in academia.

Faculty working on Ports and Shipping:
Courses offered:
  • MAF 320: Shipping and Ports
  • MAF 515/415: Marine Pollution Policy
  • MAF 516: Seminar on the Urban Waterfront
  • MAF 563: Maritime Transportation
  • MAF 564: Port Operations and Policy