Container Shipping Services and Their Impact on Container Port Competitiveness

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Asp / Vubpress / Upa, Sep 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 536 pages
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Introducing a new methodology for measuring competitiveness in shipping ports, this analysis provides policy makers, industry practitioners, and academics with a pragmatic approach to the peculiarities of large ports around the world. Using quantitative measures as well as holistic and cultural considerations, the manual describes the general workings of the container port and shipping industry and provides in-depth case studies of ports in Southeast Asia, the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta, and Northwest Europe.
 

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Contents

List of Equations
li
Introduction
1
Review of Literature
9
Demand for Container Shipping Services
25
Supply of Container Shipping Services
45
The Container Port
75
Implications for Container Port Competitiveness
95
Research Methodology
131
Example of Integrated Service Network Operated by Maersk Line in 2006
433
Measures to Boost ContainerHandling Capacity with Existing Space
439
Expanding ContainerHandling Capacity Into Adjacent Areas
441
Examples of Major Container Terminal Operating Companies Associated With
447
Institutional Framework for Container Port Cluster Development in Singapore
454
Background on the Container Port Landscape of the Largest Container Ports
465
Location of Main Container Terminals in Shenzhen
471
Background on the Container Port Landscape of Shanghai Busan Kaohsiung
473

Results for Southeast Asia
163
Results for East Asia Pearl River Delta
223
Results for East Asia Yangtze River Delta
269
Container Throughput for Container Terminals in Shenzhen in TEUs
281
Results for Northwest Europe
331
Summary and Conclusion
409
Annexes
423
List of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Liner Shipping Industry 1990 2007
427
Distribution of Transhipment Traffic by Country 2005 2006
475
Container Throughput for Kaohsiung in TEUs 19952006
478
Ownership Structure of ContainerHandling Facilities in Shanghai
484
Background on the Container Port Landscape of the Largest Container Ports
486
Container Throughput for Bremerhaven in TEUs 2003 2007
490
Container Throughput for Rotterdam in TEUs 19952007
496
References
499
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\Wei Yim Yap is head of strategic planning for the maritime and port authority of Singapore.

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