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 eight sections plus an introduction and epilog, 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:
- 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.
Introduction: a multifaceted approach to seaports
I. Ports and maritime shipping
II. Contemporary ports
III. Port terminals
IV. Port governance
V. Port competition
VI. Port performance
VII. Port policies & development
VIII. Port markets
"With the ongoing global supply chain crisis, accelerated digitalization, and the historical challenge of decarbonizing maritime transport, seaports have come to the forefront of the public debate. "Port Economics, Management and Policy" could not be more timely. The three authors – leading scholars in their field – have produced a magnificent book on the organization of seaports, and how port operation and governance can – and must – contribute to regional, national, and global trade-driven development."
Jan Hoffmann, Head, Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD
"Comprehensive in its coverage and thorough in its approach, this multi-disciplinary book has something for every reader. It will be easily understood by those new to the industry or citizens of the local port community, and yet contains nuggets of insight for the most seasoned port professionals. This book will assist those in local government make sense of what ports can do beyond their role as facilitators of trade, exploring their contribution as critical economic, social and environmental tools of development. The authors have not shied away from tackling the emerging trends in this global industry and provide six case studies to enhance our understanding of ports in the 2020s."
Mary R. Brooks, Professor Emerita, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
"Port Economics, Management and Policy is such an excellent source of knowledge about our cruise industry. We clearly see in a concise manner how we grew up and develop over the years but also the maps and graphs put the light from new perspectives. Thank you Thanos Pallis, Theo Notteboom and Jean-Paul Rodrigue for this great book."
Figen Ayan, MedCruise President - Galataport Istanbul Chief Port Officer
"Port Economics, Management and Policy is a very insightful and valuable analysis of the different models of ports and how they are organized to serve the global economy, regional and local development needs. The book also provides an exhaustive overview of how port ecosystems are becoming logistic and industrial nodes in global supply chains and currently undergoing major transformations. A book to be read by all persons interested in ports and their future role."
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals (FEPORT)
"While the role of ports hasn’t changed significantly since the dawn of ocean-going trade, their impact and complexity parallel the expansion of globalization and technology. Port Economics, Management and Policy charts this evolution through a thorough, multidisciplinary and multisector review and analysis that deftly explains how supply chain management, automation, digitalization, and sustainability will shape ports of the future."
Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, Journal of Commerce, IHS Market
"One of the daily tasks of any Port Authority is to promote the port activity of all its stakeholders and to make known all the actors of the port-logistic chain and their great contribution to international foreign trade and job creation. This handbook touches on practically all aspects of our sector and is of great help to all of us involved in port promotion: a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference manual for any occasion."
Francesca Antonelli Ibáñez, Marketing & Cruises Manager - Commercial & Business Development. Port Authority of Valencia, Spain.
"I warmly recommend ‘Port Economics, Management and Policy" by Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis and Jean-Paul Rodrigue. Having personally worked with the authors over many years, I have come to know them as anything but ‘ivory tower’ academics. They combine solid theoretical knowledge with a thorough understanding of how the port and maritime industry works. That is what makes this textbook so unique and a must-have for every port executive."
Patrich Verhoeven, Managing Director, International Association of Ports & Harbors (IAPH)
"The new book by Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis and Jean-Paul Rodrigue, provides the most comprehensive analysis of the current functioning of seaports for academics and port professionals. This publication is particularly relevant from a pedagogic perspective for anybody giving the first steps in the port and maritime world, but also for experienced scholars. For AIVP, the work from these authors is very valuable, since it addresses all port key topics, from terminal design, to the governance models and the port-city relationship. A key reference for future researchers. "
Bruno Delsalle, General Manager, Association Internationale Villes Ports (AIVP)