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International Freight Transport

International Freight Transport

Cases, Structures and Prospects

Anthony Beresford, Stephen Pettit


Learn and understand the global issues and key changes in the transport industry.

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About the book

International Freight Transport is a comprehensive book that coherently presents the key changes and issues in the fast-moving industries of trade and transport. It includes regional trade groupings, emergence of new large economies (i.e. BRIC countries), and pivotal regions such as the Middle East and Central America where major projects, such as new and widened canals, are underway or planned. These changes could redraw the trade map with major implications for transport patterns and solutions.

Blending geography, economics, politics and trade, International Freight Transport provides insight into a wide range of topics, including: globalisation; demand versus supply; buyers and sellers; transport regulation, geography, modes and methods; transport ownership; alliances; and safety and security. The book is the only comprehensive and accessible book on international transport available.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Overview (introduction and key modes);
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: Demand for transport and transport supply - the modes: pricing, transport space, buyers and sellers, globalisation and scale (by Jan Hoffmann);
    • Chapter - 03: Transport versus logistics (by Robert Mason);
  • Section - TWO: The complexity of transport (regional overviews);
    • Chapter - 04: Europe, including UK, EU, Non-EU (by Mike Browne);
    • Chapter - 05: South East Asia, ASEAN (by Ruth Banomyong);
    • Chapter - 06: North America, including Panama Canal (by Mike Ircha);
    • Chapter - 07: South America (by David Grant);
    • Chapter - 08: Middle East (by Abouarghoub, Beresford and Pettit);
    • Chapter - 09: Southern and East Africa (by Chris Savage);
    • Chapter - 10: Australia and New Zealand (by Mike Bell);
    • Chapter - 11: Japan, Korea and Taiwan (by Suhan Woo);
    • Chapter - 12: China (by TY Jung and Ted Lirn);
  • Section - THREE: Trade and transport (regional case studies);
    • Chapter - 13: Grain in Central Asia (by Bimaganbetov, Beresford and Pettit);
    • Chapter - 14: Oil and gas in the Middle East and North Sea (by Hance Smith);
    • Chapter - 15: Containers in the far east - Europe; and Europe, North America and the Trans-Pacific (by Rolf Neise);
    • Chapter - 16: Coal in Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Europe (by Jane Haider and TL Yip);
    • Chapter - 17: Cars in Japan and South Korea (by Paul Nieuwenhuis);
  • Section - FOUR: Regulation, uncertainty and control;
    • Chapter - 18: Regulation (by Andrew Grainger);
    • Chapter - 19: Uncertainty and crisis transport (by Peter Tatham);
    • Chapter - 20: Virtual transport and ICT (by Peter Wells)

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749474348
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 320 pages

About the Author

Professor Anthony Beresford is Programme Director for the MSc International Transport at Cardiff University and Director for the suite of Masters Programmes within Logistics and Operations Management. Anthony has travelled widely in an advisory capacity within the ports and transport fields in Europe, Asia and North America. He co-authored Lloyd's Maritime Atlas of World's Ports and Shipping Places, which is recognised as the Standard Work in its field.

Dr Stephen Pettit is a researcher for the Transport and Shipping Research Group in Cardiff Business School. He has been involved in a range of transport related research including a groundbreaking project for the Department of Transport.

Anthony Beresford

Stephen Pettit