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Future Challenges for the Port and Shipping Sector

1st Edition

By Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van De Voorde, Thierry Vanelslander

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208 pages

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Description

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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

The Grammenos Library

Focusing on the business and economic aspects of the maritime and transport industry, these practical titles are designed for industry professionals, and discuss diverse topics such as port infrastructure finance, commodity trade, and piracy.

Some of our key titles include the second edition of Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business and Maritime Safety Piracy and Security.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW066000
LAW / Maritime