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This book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of world port systems. It applies both theoretical and practical approaches to port operations, management and policy, and cuts across different research fields, such as economics, engineering, operations, technology, management, strategy and policy.
The book encompasses a broad range of port topics, including design, planning, operations, ICT and technology applications, investment and financing, pricing and asset management, marketing and strategy, institutional organisation, contracts and regulations, safety and security, environmental management. The author supports each topic with case studies, practical examples and illustrations of the latest developments in the field.
This updated second edition contains new chapters on port concessions, port optimisation, and trade facilitation in ports.
This is an invaluable reference tool for all of those involved in operations, strategy and security within the ports/terminals industry worldwide, as well as shipping practitioners, academics and postgraduate students