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International Freight Transport

Cases, Structures and Prospects

Learn and understand the global issues and key changes in the transport industry from industry experts and leading academics.
EAN: 9780749474348
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 240x155
376 pages

About the book

International Freight Transport presents the key changes and issues in the fast-moving industries of trade and transport. It includes coverage of regional trade groupings, the 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.

About the authors

Anthony Beresford

Professor Anthony Beresford is Programme Director for the MSc International Transport at Cardiff University, and Director for the suite of Masters Programmes within the Logistics and Operations Management Section. He 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, 15th and 16th Editions, which is recognised as the Standard Work in its field.

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Stephen Pettit

Stephen Pettit is a Reader in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School. In 1993 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales and he has worked at Cardiff Business School since 2000. He has been involved in a range of transport related research projects, notably a groundbreaking project for the Department of Transport analysing the UK economy's requirements for people with seafaring experience. This work highlighted important issues relating to the decline in the number of UK seafaring officers. Stephen Pettit has been involved in a range of transport related research projects for EU DGTREN including the 'Economic Value of Shipping to the UK Economy'; 'Analysis of the Cost Structure of the main TEN Ports'; and 'Work Organisation in Ports'. His most recent research work has considered aspects of humanitarian aid supply chain management. Stephen Pettit's teaching related activity has been focused in two main areas, port management and the application of information and communication technology in the fields of transport, logistics and supply chain management. Stephen has written a large number of journal papers, conference papers and contributed to a wide range of reports many of which relate to port development, port operations and port policy.

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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.