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A Guide to Contemporary Shipping and Port Management
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About the book
Sea freight remains overwhelmingly the most common form of transport for goods globally. Grasp the core theories and understand the latest research in maritime logistics, along with how this field operates and contributes to global supply chains, with this key textbook.
Maritime Logistics provides a complete overview of the core concepts within this discipline from a range of international expert contributors. This textbook examines the recent developments in the ports and shipping industries including supply chain strategies and emerging, innovative practices. Designed for maritime students and professionals, the structure offers a complete approach with an emphasis on developing a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the field.
The third edition is fully updated with new content on maintenance optimization, supply chain integration, economies of scale within liner shipping and port performance and management. In addition, this edition examines new technologies, considers new and existing risks to the maritime supply chain as well as generally how maritime logistics will continue to evolve. For those seeking to become maritime logistics specialists, this is the authoritative companion.
About the authors
Dong-Wook Song is Korean Chair in Maritime Affairs, Professor of Maritime Economics and Logistics and Head of Shipping Management and Logistics at the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden. He is Editor-in-Chief of WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs and has worked as consultant for a number of private and public organizations including the UN, OECD, ADB and World Bank
Photis M Panayides is Professor in Shipping Economics, Department of Commerce, Finance and Shipping at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. He serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and has served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Ports Authority and as member of the Council of the International Association of Maritime Economists.
Maritime Logistics, now in its third edition, provides its readers with a comprehensive coverage of the maritime logistics industry. Well respected contributors from around the world provide detailed insights into key aspects of the industry and how it is evolving to meeting rapidly changing global conditions. I am sure this won't be the last edition as it remains to be seen how maritime logistics, and indeed the supply chains that rely on it, will transform themselves to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Indeed, the pace of change is now so rapid that readers are advised to digest this book before it is superseded by the fourth edition.
- Professor Michael Bell, Chair of Ports and Maritime Logistics Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney Business School