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Maritime Transport

Shipping Logistics and Operations

Research-based text presenting concepts, theories and their practical applications in the maritime transport industry, supported by insightful case studies.
EAN: 9781789662467
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 156
224 pages

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About the book

Maritime transport is the transport of people or goods by water. It is the backbone of world trade and globalization. Twenty-four hours a day and all year round, ships carry cargoes to all corners of the globe.

Maritime Transport focuses on the operational side of this important industry, covering many topics such as sea traffic currents, passenger transport, short sea shipping and dangerous cargoes.

Parts one and two of Maritime Transport present the concepts, theory and background information, then part three presents more complex and deeper issues such as the maritime transportation of the future. It covers topics such as intelligent shipping, data exchange at sea and maritime security. In addition, the book includes fascinating case studies and examples, such as maritime transport in the Baltic sea, ship strategies in Norway and Greece and the benefits of slow steaming. At the end of each chapter there are questions that will help students to gain a deeper understanding of the many topics covered.

About the authors

Ulla Tapaninen is a Senior Transport and Logistics Specialist for the City of Helsinki. She is also in charge of Helsinki City maritime cluster programme, focusing on the city's unique arctic and smart marine industry with start-up companies. She is an adjunct professor of maritime logistics and was previously at the University of Turku. She has worked in key positions in two Finnish shipping companies, Finncarries Oy Ab and ESL Shipping.
  • In Maritime Transport, the author expertly examines the European short sea operation and its related key businesses elements. The book makes it clear how important shipping is as a part of logistics. This book serves as a good introduction to people new to maritime and a handy refence source to those more familiar with it.
  • Vesa Marttinen, Director, Cruise & Ferry Business, Wärtsilä

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