Maritime Logistics: Contemporary Issues

Product Details
12 Jan 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
290 pages - 174 x 246 x 20mm


Contemporary practice and scientific innovation consider the logistics aspects of shipping or maritime and seaport operations as one of the most important areas for future development of competitive advantages in business and for study and research. This book is the first of its kind, adopting the innovative approach of dealing with the overlap between shipping, ports and logistics and covering the current issues having a significant impact on the industry. It brings together leading authorities in the field to consider for the first time maritime logistics, and in doing so it defines the area, registers its boundaries and contributes to its development. Contributions cover holistically a broad range of major topics at the forefront of practice, research and scholarship in the shipping and port industry in terms of its relevance to logistics management. Topics include: CSR aspects of maritime logistics; green, sustainable and environmental issues in maritime logistics; network development of shipping and ports as major players in the industry; security aspects of maritime logistics and supply chains; IT in maritime logistics; and, supply chain oriented port and its performance.
Container Liner Shipping, Port Development and Competition.  
Container Flows and Empty Container Repositioning. 
Port Congestion and Implications to Maritime Logistics. 
Port Choice Model of Transhipment Cargo Using System Dynamics. 
Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Security. 
Risk Management in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chains. 
Information Technology in Maritime Logistics Management: A Case-Based Approach from CoA to SLA.  
Port Value Chains and the Role of Interdependencies. 
Overview and Gaps in Container Terminal Industry Studies.  
Corporate Social Responsibility in Maritime Logistics. 
Green Maritime Logistics and Sustainability. 
Maritime Logistics in EU Green Ports and Short Sea Shipping.  
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Maritime Operations in Ports: A Systems Approach.  
Concluding Remarks. 

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