International Maritime Transport: Perspectives

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Heather Leggate, James McConville, Alfonso Morvillo
Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - Social Science - 320 pages
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The importance of the international maritime transport industry is difficult to overstate. This new book presents an interdisciplinary approach from a wide range of internationally-based experts.

International Maritime Transport represents a radical departure from previous works in its structure and approach. The section editors each discuss the state of the art in the opening chapter, before introducing a selection of works providing a wide-ranging analysis of the subject. Wide discretion of approach has provided literary freedom for individual opinion and analysis within the overall framework: this permits a level of innovation which is perhaps stifled by the more standardized model. Whilst each perspective can be seen as exclusive, together they form a comprehensive volume of issues in contemporary maritime transport.

Topics covered include: ports as interfaces, logistics, manpower and skills, financial risk and opportunities, the regulatory framework. Each chapter contains an introduction which explains the context of the chapter within the book and the contemporary state of the art. Under the editorship of maritime experts James McConville, Alfonso Morvillo and Heather Leggate, the book is sure to be of interest to students and academics working on maritime studies, as well as being useful to professionals and policy makers in the maritime industry.
 

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Contents

List offigures
VALENTINA CARBONE
1Financial risks and opportunities
2Financial creativity
International comparison of market risks across shipping
HUA ZHAO
9Seafarers of the worlds largest fleet
10Ports ashubs in the logistics chain
HEAVER
Logistics and
16The endofthe box?
European policy and economics forces
new areas for safety of life at
Raising world maritime standards
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James McConville is Professor at the Centre for International Transport Management, London Metropolitan University, UK. He is the author of the definitive 'The Economics of Maritime Transport: Theory and Practice', and also editor of the journal Maritime Policy and Management, which is also published by Taylor and Francis.

Alfonso Morvillo is Director of the Institute for Service Industry Research of the National Research Council in Naples. He is the scientific coordinator of several international and national research projects in the field of logistics and freight transport, and lectures in shipping economics, management and financial analysis at the Istituto Universitario Navale in Naples.

Heather Leggate is Director of the Centre for International Transport Management, London Metropolitan University, UK.

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