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MAR210 the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)

MAR210 Coursework

MODULE TITLE:         Maritime Management and Markets

MODULE CODE:         MAR210

INSTRUCTIONS

  • This assessment accounts for 70% of the total marks available for the module.
  • All assignments must comply with the format and submission instructions below.
  • Your coursework is also checked up for its structure and the use of references. You are advised NOT to use non-academic, non-industrial sources (lecture notes, wikipedia, blogs, etc.)
  • Only use Harvard referencing style.
  • Submission type: e-submission via the DLE

ASSESSMENT QUESTION

In the past few years, a number of regulations have been adopted and come into force in the maritime industry. These regulations include

  • the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)
  • regulations on energy efficiency for ships (in MARPOL Annex VI)1

Drawing on the human resource management literature, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) literature, and the maritime related literature2, critically discuss how shipping companies can implement the MLC to achieve human resource outcomes3 and implement both regulations to fulfil their corporate social responsibilities.

Mark breakdown

Areas

Suggested Content

Max Marks

Introduction

Introduce the background and aim of this essay

5

Discussion

Drawing upon the literature, critically discuss how shipping companies can implement the MLC to achieve human resource outcomes 4 and implement both regulations to fulfil their corporate social responsibilities.

80

(40 marks for MLC related discussion; 40 marks for energy efficiency related discussion)

Conclusion

Draw original conclusion from the discussion

5

Presentation

Good  presentation  and  writing  style  and  quality  of references and accuracy of Harvard style of referencing

10

FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

Word limit (excluding tables, content pages, lists of references and bibliography, and appendices if any): 2,800 (+/-10%) words.

Your assessment must be word-processed in the following format:

  • Font: 12 point Arial
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • This is an individual submission
  • The writing style is academic essay

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