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1st Edition

Maritime Mobilities

ISBN 9780367593681
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

The central concerns of mobilities research – exploring the broader context and human aspects of movement - are fundamental to an understanding of the maritime freight transport sector.

Challenges to the environment, attempts at more sustainable practices, changes in the geoeconomic system, political power, labour, economic development and governance issues are all among the topics covered in this book. The aim of this volume is to address issues of maritime transport not only in the simple context of movement but within the mobilities paradigm. The goal is to examine negative system effects caused by blockages and inefficiencies, examine delays and wastage of resources, identify negative externalities, explore power relations and identify the winners and losers in the globalised trade system with a particular focus on the maritime network. Maritime Mobilities therefore aims to build a bridge between "traditional" maritime academic approaches and the mobilities paradigm.

This volume is of great importance to those who study industrial economics, shipping industries and transport geography.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: applying the mobilities paradigm to the maritime sector

Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier



2. Critical geographies of the ocean: mobilities, placefulness and maritime relationalism

Basil Germond and Celine Germond-Duret

3. Ports as capitalist spaces

Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier

4. How people green the port

Kristianne Hendricks and Peter Hall



5. Off shore: the sustainable city and its logistical costs

Boris Vormann and Patrick DeDauw

6. Costs and benefits of mobility: the case of Chinese seafarers

Lijun Tang and Gang Chen

7. ‘Cruise to the Edge’. How 1970s prog-rock dinos found a safe haven on the cruise ship

Markus Hesse



8. Ballast water and harmful aquatic organism mobilities

Matej David and Stephan Gollasch

9. Mobilities of waste, value and materials in the shadow of the maritime transport system: a case study of the Pakistani ship breaking industry

Lars Bomhauer-Beins and Anke Strüver



10. Unproductive mobilities and maritime system capacity

Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier

11. Before the "hangover"

Gordon Wilmsmeier, Marta Gonzalez-Aregall and Ricardo J. Sánchez

12. The economic development effect of a transhipment port: the case of Gioia Tauro

Mario Genco, Emanuela Sirtori and Silvia Vignetti

13. The unproductive and induced mobility of empty container repositioning in peripheral regions

Jason Monios and Yuhong Wang

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Jason Monios is Associate Professor in Maritime Logistics at Kedge Business School, Marseille, France. His research areas include intermodal transport and logistics, port system evolution, collaboration and integration in port hinterlands, port governance and policy, institutional and regulatory settings and port sustainability.

Gordon Wilmsmeier holds the Kühne Professorial Chair in Logistics at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. From 2011 to 2017, he worked as Economic Affairs Officer in the Infrastructure Services Unit at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC).