The Chinese shipping industry is a particularly prominent industry and has rapidly expanded over the last decade. Amazingly, literature on the subject is scarce and this is the first book to focus on it specifically. Bringing together a team of well-known shipping, logistics, economics and political science scholars from the Far East, Europe and the Americas, the volume provides an up-to-date overview of the Chinese shipping industry and its place in international shipping. The contributors analyze and discuss all the relevant major business issues, including marketing, finance, the politics of its development and its organizational structures. The volume will be of critical interest to both academics and professionals in the fields of shipping and transport, transport economics, and business planning and strategy.
’All the papers in this book provide thorough and detailed studies of their particular topics…this book is a useful addition to the growing literature on Chinese ports and shipping.’ International Journal of Maritime History ’…offers new insights and perspectives to those specializing in maritime business and policies in institutions of higher education, scholars with research interest in China’s enterprise reform in shipping, those engaged in maritime regulation matters at both national and international levels, those in shipping companies, seafarers’ trade unions and indeed anyone who is curious to know the dynamics of shipping in today’s People’s Republic of China.’ The China Journal
Contents: Introduction, Michael Roe; Chinese shipping policy and the impact of its development, Guangqi Sun and Shiping Zhang; The sea-going labour market in the Peoples' Republic of China and its future, Krishan Kumar Sharma; COSCO development strategy, Mingnan Shen and Tae-Woo Lee; Port competition and co-operation in Hong Kong and South China, Dong-Wook Song; A comparative study of Sino-Korean oil transport by sea, Xie Xinlian, Cao Qingguang and Tae-Woo Lee; COSCO restructuring, Mingnan Shen and Tae-Woo Lee; Chinese-Polish co-operation in liner shipping, Michael Roe; Sino-Korean maritime co-operation, Young-Tae Chang; International market entry strategies in China: lessons from ocean shipping and logistics multinationals, Photis M. Panayides; Logistics development in the port of Shanghai, Li Bao and Richard Gray.