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Port Management

Port Management

Cases in Port Geography, Operations and Policy

Stephen Pettit, Anthony Beresford

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Get a comprehensive overview of the entire port industry, and insights into the geography, economics, politics and trade involved in port management.

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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.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Global Challenges and Port Governance;
    • Chapter - 01: Value Creation and Value Capture in the Ports’ Business System;
    • Chapter - 02: The Governance of Ports under Global Challenges – What Next?;
    • Chapter - 03: Effect of Global Supply Chain Developments on the Governance of Port Regulation;
    • Chapter - 04: Port Governance Reform in Spain;
  • Section - TWO: Port Resilience, Transport Logistics and the Environment;
    • Chapter - 05: Port Resilience – A Perspective from UK Ports;
    • Chapter - 06: Quantifying Resilience in Seaports – An Application to Ports in the Hamburg-Le Havre Range;
    • Chapter - 07: Understanding Australian Port Resilience and the Development of a Port Resilience Framework;
    • Chapter - 08: Green Pricing Decision-Making – Tackling Uncertainty In The Case Of Port Infrastructure;
    • Chapter - 09: The Implications of the SECA for Ports and Hinterland Transport in Sweden;
    • Chapter - 10: The Role of Ports in the Offshore Wind Industry;
  • Section - THREE: Port Policies and Competition Strategies;
    • Chapter - 11: Canadian Ports Policy – An Evolutionary Approach;
    • Chapter - 12: Port Policies and Private Investments – Insights from Latin America and Caribbean Countries;
    • Chapter - 13: The Operations Management and Governance of Cruise Terminals in Hong Kong;
    • Chapter - 14: Competition Strategies in the Spanish Port System and Their Relationship with Port Authority Efficiency;
    • Chapter - 15: Assessing the National Port System – The Case of Vietnam;
  • Section - FOUR: Port Choice and Ports in Shipping Systems;
    • Chapter - 16: Supply Chain Modelling for Container-Port Choice – Case Study of a West-Mediterranean Transhipment Port;
    • Chapter - 17: Port-centric Logistics – The Seaport Versus Inland Location Dilemma;
    • Chapter - 18: Port Management Implications from Economies of Scale in the Liner Container Shipping Industry


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

Ports are critical nodes in global supply chains but the port management literature has been lacking in reflecting this enhanced role of ports. This new book is very timely with its broad approach to port management from a geographical, operational and policy perspective. Competition between ports is fierce with ports extending their hinterland area, even across national boundaries, while at the same time providing more value-added logistics services. This new port management competitive paradigm is truly reflected in this book and is a must-read not only for policymakers, but also for any scholars who would like to obtain insights into the future of port management and its possible impact on global supply chains.
Associate Professor Ruth Banomyong, Thammasat University, Bangkok

This is an ambitious, comprehensive and wide-ranging text which gives many useful insights into a number of aspects of the global ports sector. It will be of value to all who have an interest in the role and development of the world's ports and relevant cognate areas - academics, practitioners, consultants and policy makers. The book has a truly global coverage and brings together an array of some of the leading thinkers in the field. The clever organization of the text allows the reader to zone in on particular topics should they so wish, while individual chapters are augmented with many useful references which allow further investigation. The book's editors are to be commended for continuing Cardiff University's proud tradition of making substantial contributions to the canon of literature about the world's ports.
Professor John Mangan, Chair in Marine Transport and Logistics, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749474324
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd December 2017
  • Paperback
  • Format: 235x155
  • 576 pages

About the Author

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.

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