1st Edition

Ship Management Theory and Practice

By Pengfei Zhang, Lijun Tang Copyright 2022
    178 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    178 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Ship Management: Theory and Practice unpacks the complexity of this crucial maritime activity by spelling out its key elements and the connections and linkages between them.

    Opening with an introduction and an overview of the special characteristics of ship management, the text then focuses on different strands of management. It offers dedicated chapters on strategic management, commercial management, operations management, technical management, human resource management and compliance management, weaving in numerous international examples throughout. The final chapter looks to the future, exploring the challenges facing ship management and the impact of digitalisation.

    Ship Management: Theory and Practice is a valuable resource for upper-level students of shipping management and maritime operations and can also serve as a one-stop reference for researchers and industry practitioners.

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Special characteristics of ship management

    Chapter 3 Strategic management

    Chapter 4 Commercial Management

    Chapter 5 Operations management

    Chapter 6 Technical management

    Chapter 7 Human resource management

    Chapter 8 Compliance Management

    Chapter 9 Looking forward


    Pengfei Zhang previously worked as a master mariner, maritime lawyer (dually qualified in England and Wales and China), ship manager and legal director of a shipyard. He has teaching experience at Jimei University, Shanghai Maritime University, Dalian Maritime University and Solent University. His research interests include maritime law and business, commercial arbitration, shipbuilding, ship management, international trade, seafarers and maritime safety and security.

    Lijun Tang is Lecturer in International Shipping and Port Management at the University of Plymouth. He has been involved in a number of maritime research projects and has rich experience in maritime HRM-related research. His research interests and publications are in the areas of employment relations, seafarer training, maritime health and safety, CSR and sustainability and the seafarer labour market.