The importance of the international maritime transport industry is difficult to overstate. This new book presents an interdisciplinary approach from a wide range of internationally-based experts.
International Maritime Transport represents a radical departure from previous works in its structure and approach. The section editors each discuss the state of the art in the opening chapter, before introducing a selection of works providing a wide-ranging analysis of the subject. Wide discretion of approach has provided literary freedom for individual opinion and analysis within the overall framework: this permits a level of innovation which is perhaps stifled by the more standardized model. Whilst each perspective can be seen as exclusive, together they form a comprehensive volume of issues in contemporary maritime transport.
Topics covered include: ports as interfaces, logistics, manpower and skills, financial risk and opportunities, the regulatory framework. Each chapter contains an introduction which explains the context of the chapter within the book and the contemporary state of the art. Under the editorship of maritime experts James McConville, Alfonso Morvillo and Heather Leggate, the book is sure to be of interest to students and academics working on maritime studies, as well as being useful to professionals and policy makers in the maritime industry.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Financial Strategies 1. Financial Risks and Opportunities 2. Financial Creativity 3. Investment Strategies in Market Uncertainty 4. International Comparison of Market Risks Across Shipping-Related Industries 5. Perceptions of Foreign Exchange Rate Risk in the Shipping Industry Part 2: People and Skills 6. Developments in the Labour Market 7. The Future Shortage of Seafarers: Will it become a reality? 8. Finding a Balance: Companies, seafarers and family life 9. Seafarers of the World's Largest Fleet Part 3: Ports in Transition 10. Ports as Hubs in the Logistics Chain 11. Cooperation and Competition in International Container Transport 12. Northern Range Port Strategy 13. The Peripheral Port Challenge in Container Port Systems Part 4: Logistics and ICT 14. Innovating Ocean Transport Through Logistics and ICT 15. Responding to Shippers' Supply Chain Requirements 16. The End of the Box? 17. ICT Practices in Container Transport Part 5: The Regulatory Framework 18. The Surge in Regulation 19. Green Shipping: European Policy and Economic Forces 20. Maritime Legislation: New areas for safety of life at sea 21. Raising World Maritime Standards
James McConville is Professor at the Centre for International Transport Management, London Metropolitan University, UK. He is the author of the definitive 'The Economics of Maritime Transport: Theory and Practice', and also editor of the journal Maritime Policy and Management, which is also published by Taylor and Francis.
Alfonso Morvillo is Director of the Institute for Service Industry Research of the National Research Council in Naples. He is the scientific coordinator of several international and national research projects in the field of logistics and freight transport, and lectures in shipping economics, management and financial analysis at the Istituto Universitario Navale in Naples.
Heather Leggate is Director of the Centre for International Transport Management, London Metropolitan University, UK.