Future Challenges for the Port and Shipping Sector discusses the issues that most influence the future of the maritime and port industries. Important topics covered in this book include:
- Maritime trade, future trade flows, evolutions in international trade, shipping capacity and demand
- Developments in ship construction and their economic consequences
- Future developments in ports: technology and economics
- The future role of port authorities
- The future development in ports
- Financial developments
This book looks at shipping from an holistic point of view and will be especially compelling in these challenging times.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Maritime Traffic and the World Economy Hilde Meersman Chapter 2. The Future of Ships and Shipbuilding - A Look Into the Crystal Ball Hans Hopman and Ubald Nienhuis Chapter 3. Future Developments in Ports Enrico Musso Chapter 4. Global Economic Changes and the Future of Port Authorities Antonio Estache and Lourdes Trujillo Chapter 5. The Economic Fabric of Ports Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander Chapter 6. Bottlenecks of Efficiency and the Development of Port Business Rosario Macario and Jose Viegas Chapter 7. Developments and Issues in Shipping Finance Costas Th. Grammenos Chapter 8. Scenarios and Strategies for the Port and Shipping Sector Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander
Hilde Meersman is a professor of Economics at the University of Antwerp.
Eddy Van de Voorde is a professor of Maritime Economics, Port Economics and Air Transport Economics at the University of Antwerp.
Thierry Vanelslander is a doctor of Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp.