Port Economics, Management and Policy

Port Economics, Management, and Policy analyses the contemporary port industry and how ports are organized to serve the global economy and regional and local development needs. It uses a conceptual background supported by extensive fieldwork and empirical observations, such as analyzing flows, ports, and the strategies and policies articulating their dynamics. The port industry is comprehensively investigated in this unique compilation:

  • Multidisciplinary perspective on the port industry relying on economics, geography, management science, and engineering.
  • Abundance of graphic elements such as maps, figures, photos, and tables.
  • Focus on the latest trends impacting the industry such as supply chain management, automation, digitalization, and sustainability.
  • Multisector analysis including containers, bulk, break-bulk, and the cruise industry.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: A Multifaceted Approach to Seaports

I. PORTS & MARITIME SHIPPING

II. CONTEMPORARY PORTS

III. PORT TERMINALS

IV. PORT GOVERNANCE

V. PORT COMPETITION

VI. PORT PERFORMANCE

VII. PORT POLICIES & DEVELOPMENT

VIII. PORT MARKETS

IX. CASE STUDIES

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