The importance of the international maritime transport industry is difficult to overstate. This new book presents an interdisciplinary approach from a wide range of internationally-based experts.
International Maritime Transport represents a radical departure from previous works in its structure and approach. The section editors each discuss the state of the art in the opening chapter, before introducing a selection of works providing a wide-ranging analysis of the subject. Wide discretion of approach has provided literary freedom for individual opinion and analysis within the overall framework: this permits a level of innovation which is perhaps stifled by the more standardized model. Whilst each perspective can be seen as exclusive, together they form a comprehensive volume of issues in contemporary maritime transport.
Topics covered include: ports as interfaces, logistics, manpower and skills, financial risk and opportunities, the regulatory framework. Each chapter contains an introduction which explains the context of the chapter within the book and the contemporary state of the art. Under the editorship of maritime experts James McConville, Alfonso Morvillo and Heather Leggate, the book is sure to be of interest to students and academics working on maritime studies, as well as being useful to professionals and policy makers in the maritime industry.
Introduction / Heather Leggate, James McConville and Alfonso Morvillo -- Part 1. Financial strategy / editor : Heather Leggate -- Financial risks and opportunities / Heather Leggate -- Financial creativity / James McConville -- Investment strategies in market uncertainty / Helen Bendall and Alan F. Stent -- International comparison of market risks across shipping-related industries / Manolis G. Kavussanos, Arne Juell-Skielse and Matthew Forrest -- Perceptions of foreign exchange rate risk in the shipping industry / Koichi Akatsuka and Heather Leggate -- Part 2. People and skills / editor : Valentina Carbone -- Developments in the labour market / Valentina Carbone -- The future shortage of seafarers : will it become a reality? / Heather Leggate -- Finding a balance : companies, seafarers and family life / Michelle Thomas, Helen Sampson and Ming Hua Zhao -- Seafarers of the world's largest fleet / James McConville -- Part 3. Ports in transition / editors : H. Meersman and E. Van De Voorde -- Ports as hubs in the logistics chain / H. Meersman, E. Van De Voorde and T. Vanelslander -- Co-operation and competition in international container transport strategies for ports / T.D. Heaver, H. Meersman and E. Van De Voorde -- Northern range port strategy / Jan Blomme -- The peripheral port challenge in container port systems / Theo E. Notteboom -- Part 4. Logistics and ICT / editor : Pietro Evangelista -- Innovating ocean transport through logistics and ICT / Pietro Evangelista -- Responding to shippers' supply chain requirements / T.D. Heaver -- The end of the box? / Bart Kuipers -- ICT practices in container transport / Pietro Evangelista -- Part 5. The regulatory framework / editors : Patrick Alderton and Heather Leggate -- The surge in regulation / Patrick Alderton and Heather Leggate -- Green shipping : European policy and economic forces / Mervyn Rowlinson and Sarah Wixey -- Maritime legislation : new areas for safety of life at sea / K.X. Li and J. Wonham -- Raising world maritime standards / His Excellency William O'Neill.
Published: 16th December 2004