Learn and understand the global issues and key changes in the transport industry.
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.
A great book which not only covers issues in international freight transport but also gives detailed insight into key corridors and markets which would be essential for people working in this sphere.
Michael Nielsen, Transportation Manager, India-ASEAN, Caterpillar Inc.
The perfect companion not only for someone who wants to deeply understand how international freight transport operates but also for someone who wants to update their knowledge. The book provides an excellent synthesis of current and future issues affecting international freight transport based on cases with truly global footprint.
Dr Stavros Karamperidis, Assistant Professor of Shipping & International Logistics, Heriot Watt University
This book is an important contribution to the on-going debate about the importance of international freight transport in the context of the ever-growing influence of globalisation. With a strong theoretical as well as practical basis, and supported by a substantial and wide ranging literature, a clear understanding of the economic, social and political contexts will be welcomed as a topical and practical guide to the sector.
Professor Michael Roe, Chair of Maritime Governance, Plymouth University
International Freight Transport is a comprehensive compendium of a practical research in this fast-evolving area. I found the assembly of papers to provide a broad and, most importantly, up-to-date background on the main industry's segments along with several case studies from around the world. I highly recommend the book as an essential reading to practitioners, researchers in port authorities, port operators, shipping lines, logistic providers, government agencies involved in transport and logistics, and academic institutes.
Dr Asaf Ashar, Research Professor (emeritus), National Ports & Waterways Initiative (NPWI), USA and Independent Consultant, Ports, Shipping and Intermodal Transportation
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the most important contemporary ideas and issues in international freight transport and logistics. These are conveyed through an eclectic mix of applied contexts that add significant interest and relevance to the underlying concepts. Expertly edited, this book is a thoroughly absorbing read that comes highly recommended for both students and practitioners.
Professor Kevin Cullinane, Professor of International Logistics & Transport Economics, University of Gothenburg
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. Professor Beresfotrd has travelled widely in an advisory capacity within the ports and transport fields in Europe, Asia and North America.
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 ground-breaking project for the Department of Transport.
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