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1st Edition

Ship Management
Theory and Practice

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ISBN 9780367532772
September 20, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Pengfei Zhang has been working in the maritime industry since late 1990s. He previously worked as a master mariner, maritime lawyer (dually qualified in England & Wales and China), ship manager, and legal director of a shipyard. His research interests: maritime law and business; commercial arbitration; shipbuilding; ship management; international trade; seafarers; maritime safety and security.

Lijun Tang is Lecturer in International Shipping and Port Management at the University of Plymouth. He has 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.