Originally published in 1998, the third edition of Maritime Economics provides a valuable introduction to the organisation and workings of the global shipping industry. The author outlines the economic theory as well as many of the operational practicalities involved.
Extensively revised for the new edition, the book has many clear illustrations and tables. Topics covered include:
* an overview of international trade
* Maritime Law
* economic organisation and principles
* financing ships and shipping companies
* market research and forecasting.
Table of Contents
1. An Overview of the Shipping Market 2. Shipping Supply, Demand and Market Cycles 3. Shipping Costs, Revenue and Financial Performance 4. The International Framework of Maritime Economics 5. General Cargo and the Economics 6. Bulk Cargo and the Economics of Bulk Shipping 7. The Economics of Ships and Ship Designs 8. The Economics of Merchant Shipbuilding and Ship Scrapping 9. Maritime Forecasting and Market Research
'It is a pleasure to come across a book on economic theory that does not send you instantly to sleep.' - Fairplay
'A first rate introduction to the industry.' - The Manchester School
'This is a book which will provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in the industry.' - Transportation and Planning Technology
'Should prove one of the best introductions to shipping market economics.' - Seatrade
'Authoritative tone.' - Lloyds List