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Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Mark Kovalenko
Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Stevedoring Company in a Supply chain (the Case of Petrolesport JSC)
Strategic Management in Logistics
(Master’s programme)
The theme of the master's thesis is strengthening the competitiveness of the stevedoring company in a supply chain (the case of “Petrolesport” JSC)

Key words: logistics services with added value, integration, seaport, logistics infrastructure, logistics service, stevedoring company.

The master's thesis consists of 92 pages, 25 figures, 18 tables, 31 literature sources, 5 application on 11 pages.

The ports of the Amber coast of the Baltic Sea (Klaipeda, Riga, Ventspils, Tallinn), the large port of St. Petersburg, the Finnish ports of Helsinki and Hamina Kotka play an important and competitive role in the intermodal transport chains from and to (hubs) ports in Northern Europe and economic regions of Eastern Europe, especially for industrial and consumer centers around St. Petersburg, Moscow, as well as Minsk, both now and in the future.

The aim of the master's thesis is to find, identify and theoretically justify the new competitive advantages for the successful implementation of the company's development strategy.

In accordance with this goal, the following tasks are accomplished:

1. The current situation of the “Petrolesport” JSC on the stevedoring market analysis.

2. The Position of the port of St. Petersburg on the maritime container shipping market in the Baltic region analysis.

3. Analysis of foreign practices increasing the competitiveness of the operators in the ports through the port cooperation.

4. The logistics services with added value and their relevance for the “Petrolesport” JSC analysis.

5. Development of an algorithm for providing new logistics services on the basis of the existing logistics infrastructure of the “Petrolesport” JSC.

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