OPM 503 Verkehrs­betriebs­lehre I


This lecture gives an overview about market developments in road and rail transport, inland and maritime shipping. Part of this is the overview of present and future transportation technologies. General business developments in the shipping, trucking, and railway industries are discussed as well as individual strategies of companies active in these transportation sectors. Another focus is laid on the developments of transportation policy, which is still an important framework for the business activities of transportation companies. As traffic infrastructure is a key factor for the performance of transportation services, the possibilities for an optimization of the use of the existing traffic infrastructure are discussed. Attention is not only given to the developments in Germany, but also to the developments in Europe and other world regions. 

Learning outcomes:  

Students will understand the dynamics and interdependencies of the markets for land transport, maritime shipping, and inland navigation. The students will also understand the role of transport for the globalization of the world’s economy and for the supply chain management. 


Formal: -  

Recommended: -  

Obligatory registration: no  

Further Information on registration: -  


Hours per week  



ECTS in total 

Form of assessment  

Written exam (45 min.) 

Preliminary course work  

Lecturer/Person in charge  

Prof. Dr. Borislav Bjelicic

Contact Person M.Sc. Kilian Seifried

Duration of module  

1 semester 


Spring semester 



Program-specific educational goals  

LG 1