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1st Edition

Port Economics, Management and Policy

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ISBN 9780367331559
January 31, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
592 Pages 218 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Port Economics, Management and Policy provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary port industry, showing how ports are organized to serve the global economy and support regional and local development.

Structured in nine sections, this textbook examines a wide range of seaport topics, covering maritime shipping and international trade, port terminals, port governance, port competition, port policy and much more.

Key features of the book include its:

• Multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on economics, geography, management science and engineering

• Multisector analysis including containers, bulk, break-bulk and the cruise industry

• Focus on the latest industry trends, such as supply chain management, automation, digitalization and sustainability 

Benefitting from the authors’ extensive involvement in shaping the port sector across five continents, this text provides students and scholars with a valuable resource on ports and maritime transport systems. Practitioners and policymakers can also use this as an essential guide towards better port management and governance.

Table of Contents


I. Ports & Maritime Shipping

II. Contemporary Ports

III. Port Terminals

IV. Port Governance

V. Port Competition

VI. Port Performance

VII. Port Policies & Development

VIII. Port Markets

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Theo Notteboom is Chair Professor at the Maritime Institute of Ghent University. Part-time Professor at Antwerp Maritime Academy and University of Antwerp. Visiting Research Professor at Shanghai Maritime University.

Athanasios Pallis is Professor in Port Economics & Policy at the University of the Aegean. Scientific director of the Jean Monnet Action in European Port Policy. President of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME).

Jean-Paul Rodrigue is Professor of Geography, Dept of Global Studies & Geography, Hofstra University, New York.