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About the book
Port Management looks at the numerous types of business interactions that occur at active ports. These include cooperating with other ports, coordinating deliveries with ships, overseeing port development, advertising and promotion, and enforcing security and environmental protection initiatives. Including research, practical insights and case studies, this book looks at quantitative methods and market analysis, maritime logistics, port planning and pricing, and commercial law.
Port Management covers all the main aspects of management, administration and policy, and fills existing gaps in the literature in this area. Edited by two leading academics who have conducted research for the Department of Transport and the United Nations, this text is international in scope and includes research-based findings from a global team of contributors. It provides fascinating insights into the geography, economics, politics and trade involved in port management. Online supporting resources include lecture notes, lesson plans and PowerPoints.
About the authors
Dr Stephen Pettit is a researcher for the Transport and Shipping Research Group in Cardiff Business School, UK. He has been involved in a range of transport-related research including a groundbreaking project for the UK Department of Transport.
Professor Anthony Beresford is Programme Director for the MSc International Transport at Cardiff University, UK and Director for the suite of Masters Programmes in Logistics and Operations Management. Professor Beresford has travelled widely in an advisory capacity within the ports and transport fields in Europe, Asia and North America.
- There are hardly any authentic textbooks on port management that can be referred to by the academic community and by practising managers in the maritime sector. This void has been very effectively filled by Port Management. Extremely well written by a select group of 40 experts, this is an eminently readable book with a balanced mix of port operations and policy analysis; it also provides critical assessment of policy effectiveness, governance and regulatory issues. Port Management is a must-read text in the field.
- Dr Jose Paul, Former Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust, Goa; Former Acting Chairman JN Port, Mumbai; and Adjunct Professor of Maritime Studies, AMET University, Chennai