CURRENT ISSUES IN SHIPPING, PORTS AND LOGISTICS
Shipping, port and logistics activities have an important role to play in facilitating global trade. The international business and regulatory environment challenges market players to expand and improve their services in line with increased requirements onrates, reliability, environmental footprint and safety and security.
This academic book brings together about 30 contributions unravelling some of the most pressing challenges to shipping, ports and logistics. The book covers a wide range of topics grouped in five parts: current issues in shipping, current issues in the analysis of flows and networks, current issues in terminal operations and performance, current issues in logistics and current issues in port development and governance. With authors coming from six continents the book follows a truly international approach to the themes presented.
The papers in this multidisciplinary book add value to existing literature on shipping, ports and logistics and help to initiate further systematic thinking on these and related themes.
Theo Notteboom is professor at the University of Antwerp and president of ITMMA (Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp), an institute of the University of Antwerp. He is also a part-time professor in maritime transport at the Antwerp Maritime Academy and visiting professor at several universities in Europe and Asia. He published widely on (trans)port and maritime economics and is a regular speaker at international academic and business conferences. He is president of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), the world organization of maritime economists with a permanent secretariat in Australia, and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Belgian Institute of Transport Organizers (BITO), an institute of the Belgian Federal Government. He is a fellow of the Belgian Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences and a member of the editorial boards of five leading international academic journals.