Ports in Proximity provides an overview of key contemporary research in the field through a broad range of international case studies. The concepts of strategic management, supply chain management, port and transport economics and economic and transport geography are applied throughout the book to offer an in-depth understanding of the processes underlying spatial and functional dynamics in port systems. The opportunities for cooperation between competing adjacent ports is examined while the avenues for further joint research are identified, setting an agenda for further study.
'Ports in Proximity offers a theoretically inspired and empirically rich sample of papers on current issues such as port interaction, regionalization and co-operation. Ports are no longer considered territorially fixed entities but a complex assemblage of agents in the system of flows. This perspective is much appreciated.' Markus Hesse, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 'This book collects about 18 academic research papers to unravel the factors relevant to the dynamic development of ports in proximity in terms of their competition and coordination…Unlike previous works, the case-studies presented in this book are from different parts of the world, which provide readers a broader insight, from a regional to an international perspective. I found the contents of this book informative, and would recommend it to all serious Maritime Studies students and practitioners.' Maritime Policy & Management