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Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-First Century : Globalisation, Technological Change and the Environment - David Pinder

Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-First Century

Globalisation, Technological Change and the Environment

By: David Pinder (Editor)

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Shipping and port systems are vital to societies and lifestyles around the world. In the late twentieth-century, however, assumptions concerning the robustness of these systems were severely shaken by economic shocks triggered by oil crises.

This volume explores how many of the consequent uncertainties have been resolved, and how adapted systems have been shaped to meet the challenges of the new millennium. To explore these issues, contributors focus on issues such as:

* Economic integration of emerging economies - in particular China
* Sectors as diverse as the high-speed ferry and offshore oil industries
* Pollution problems generated by shipping

Contributors' investigations, such as those in to the homogenization of the container industry and the port cluster concept and 'model' vessels for the offshore oil industry, make for a rewarding book that will be of interest to academics working in many fields including transport studies, marine and coastal studies and economic geography. Professional Organizations and policy-makers will also appreciate the book.

Contemporary contexts for shipping and ports -- Global and local in the maritime sector -- Corporate realignment and the global imperatives of container shipping -- China's competitive push for global trade: port system development and the role of COSCO -- Appropriate models of port goverance: lessons from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- Analysing the performance of seaport clusters -- Ocean cruising: market dynamics, product responses and onshore impacts -- Technology the enabler -- From 'Anyport' to 'Superterminal': conceptual perspectives on containerization and port infrastructure -- High speed at sea: evolution and issues -- Energy from the deep: vessels, technologies and issues -- The environment: towards a new harmony? -- Integrated environmental management of ports and harbours: the European experience - from policy to practice -- Port development and implementation challenges in environmetal management: the case of Venice -- Operational pollution from shipping: sources, environmental impact and global contribution -- trade and environmental management in the Straits of Malacca: the Singapore experience.

ISBN: 9780203496411
ISBN-10: 0203496418
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 20th May 2004