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Container Terminals – PPOR I.II
Assignment 01: Market outlook of container ports
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this assignment, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of various types of container ports
and their main operations, factors involved in effective yard planning, container terminal layout, use of
different types of containers and container port equipment according to transportation need and
different types of cargoes.
2. Apply knowledge and understanding of ports, yards, ships to real-life scenarios.
3. Evaluate various possible routes for transporting containers to a container terminal for
inbound/outbound cargo and justify a preferred route.
4. Demonstrate generic competencies such as punctuality, time management, professional (positive)
behaviour, problem solving, self-dependency, sense of responsibility, critically thinking, graduate
attributes and improved communication skills.
Learning Opportunities: Critical thinking, Time management.
Referencing and Bibliography: must include in-text citations and bibliography.
Ethics and Academic Integrity: All work must conform to the expected levels of ethics and academic
integrity as confirmed in class and the student handbook. Failure to do so may result in a 0 mark. Your
work should not be unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something.
Time: In week 8 (22nd April 2021)
Part 01: (10 Marks)
Write a report out of 1500 words about the Market outlook of container ports. Your report
should discuss the following points.
a. What reasons make most countries interesting to have a container terminal in their ports?
Support your answers with examples.
b. What is the main issue that faces the container terminal today? Discuss the impact of this
issue on the country. Use a real-life example.
c. In your opinion, What are the best ways to overcome the above issue? Give your
recommendations and explaining how this solution will help.
Name: Hind Al Yaqoopi
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Part 2: (10 Marks)
Write a report out of 1500 words about the New Maritime Silk Road. Your report should discuss
the following points.
a. How to become a great hub container port and attracting more customers?
b. Give ideas to improve port productivity in Oman?
c. How will this new silk road impact ports in Oman?
d. What alternatives for Omani Port to survive on the competition among other ports? Make
a comparison to support your answer. (SWOT analysis)
Name: Hind Al Yaqoopi
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
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Format of report
Font type: Times New Roman
Font size: 12
Spacing: Single Spacing
Paragraph: Justify the left and right side
Reference and Citation: Harvard style (book, journal, article, website)
Submission document: Microsoft Word ONLY
Avoid any cheating/copying that may result in an instant failing of the assignment.
Note 01: Further information about how to conduct a report, please refer to:

How to Write an Effective Project Report in 7 Steps (+ examples in Microsoft 365)

Assessment criteria:
Shows ability to be a great teamwork that enable to control, monitoring, planning,
managing and put action of the teams by following the instructions and operate in
accordance with all relevant guidelines and plans related to the varies tasks in this
module
Demonstrates high level of team-discipline which are proven by excellent time
Employability
management, the ability to accept responsibility, and shows motivation in producing the
and Value
excellent product with high level of academic integrity.
Excellent in demonstrating Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking,
Skills
Problem Solving.
Articular ideas making it readily comprehensible communication for a diverse audience by
Communication
uses a wide variety of technologies to collate and interpret ideas/information in
Total Assessment Mark
Autonomy and
Responsibility
Module learning
Objective:
Demonstrate ability to
apply the skills of
individual & teamwork,
analyzing and problem
solving, decision making,
written & oral
communication skills in
English, IT skills,
Mathematical skills, time
management, planning
skills, and ability to
Assessment Criteria
&
Marks
Advanced
10-7
Satisfactory
6-4
Knowledge and
understanding of
theories and concepts
Very good in the
assessment task,
demonstrating a
knowledge of the subject
matter
An acceptable to the
assessment task, but not
complete knowledge of
the subject matter.
Application of theories
and concepts
Very good in the
assessment task,
demonstrating a
knowledge of the subject
matter demonstrating
ability in applying the
An acceptable to the
assessment task, but not
complete knowledge of
the subject matter and
demonstrating the ability
to apply knowledge
Name: Hind Al Yaqoopi
5%
5%
5%
5%
20%
Non- Satisfactory
3-0
Fails to meet the
minimum acceptable
standards for subject
matter.
Fails to meet the
minimum acceptable
standards for subject
matter with unacceptable
or wrong answers.
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
apply knowledge. (Basic,
Advanced and expedite
scenarios
Ability to organize,
analyse issues clearly
knowledge to the task
set.
appropriately to the task
set.
Very good in the
assessment task,
demonstrating a
knowledge of the subject
matter with a high-level
capacity to analyze issues
and organize materials.
An acceptable to the
assessment task, but not
complete knowledge of
the subject matter and
demonstrating the ability
to give satisfactory
answers, with some
analytical knowledge.
Fails to meet the
minimum acceptable
standards for subject
matter with unacceptable
or wrong answers
without any analysis or
critical consciousness.
Ability to present reasons
fluently and clearly
supported by evidence
Very good in the
assessment task,
presenting reasons
clearly with wellsupported evidence.
Ability to give
satisfactory answers,
with some analytical
knowledge with some
evidence.
Fails to meet the
minimum acceptable
standards for subject
matter with unacceptable
or wrong answers
without demonstrated
capacity for logical
thinking.
Graduate attribute
Demonstrate leadership
with communication
skills, strengthen critical
thinking skills, generic
skills.
Good intellectual skills
with communication
skills, leadership and
professional skills.
Unable to work
autonomously or with
teams, very weak in
intellectual skills.
Name: Hind Al Yaqoopi
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021

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