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2nd Edition

Port Economics

ISBN 9781138952195
Published December 14, 2017 by Routledge
286 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Port Economics is the study of the economic decisions (and their consequences) of the users and providers of port services. A port works as an "engine" for economic development. This book provides a detailed discussion of port freight service users, such as freight water and land carriers, that have their ships and vehicles serviced and their cargoes unloaded by ports, as well as passenger services such as ferry carriers which are serviced by ferry passenger ports.

This text continues to enhance our understanding of port economics by exploring the economic theories, supply and demand curves, and the actual and opportunity costs relating to the carriers, shippers and passengers who use ports.

This new edition has been updated throughout. This includes:

  • An expanded discussion of container, break-bulk, dry-bulk, liquid-bulk and neo-bulk ports;
  • An introduction of port service chains, hinterland transport chains, maritime transport chains and port multi-service congestion;
  • A discussion of seaborne trade, dry ports, port centrality and connectivity and free trade zones.

This updated and comprehensive introduction to port economics will be of benefit to students and researchers in their study of port economics and management. It is also of great importance to professionals who manage and operate ports as well as freight and passenger carriers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Cargo Ports: Operations

Chapter 3: Port Freight Service Users: Carriers

Chapter 4: Port Freight Service Users: Shippers

Chapter 5: Passenger Ports and Users

Chapter 6: Port Efficiency

Chapter 7: Port Effectiveness, Performance Evaluation and Investment

Chapter 8: Port Competition, Pricing and Cases

Chapter 9: Port Service Chains

Chapter 10: Hinterland Transport Chains

Chapter 11: Maritime Transport Chains

Chapter 12: Port Governance, Privatization, Concessions and Public–Private Partnerships

Chapter 13: Port Security and Safety

Chapter 14: Ports and the Environment

Chapter 15: Port Dockworkers

Chapter 16: Smart Capabilities: Ports, Ships, Cargo and Shipping Routes

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Wayne K. Talley is Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management, the Frederick W. Beazley Professor of Economics, Eminent Scholar and Executive Director of the Maritime Institute at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.