Maritime Logistics: A Complete Guide to Effective Shipping and Port Management
Current globalization and borderless operations in manufacturing are creating a greater demand for international transportation and supply chain logistics. Maritime (shipping and ports) is one of the key components in this business pattern. It is now estimated that approximately 90% of global trading freight moves by ship. As this trade increases it is becoming more important to have a clear understanding of the way in which freight is transported by sea and the role of ports in this exchange. This book covers many topics including shipping lines, container tankers, dry bulk, and port-centric logistics. Written by a team of international authors, who provide a truly global perspective on this increasingly key area of logistics, Maritime Logistics is a helpful, up-to-date resource for students of logistics and logistics professionals.
Port Management and Operations
Ports are the pillars of global economy, trade, and transport: Eighty percent of global commodities are carried by water; 2,000 sea ports and 10,000 terminals facilitate world trade by serving over 50,000 ocean-going ships while generating over thirty percent of the global GDP on an annual basis. This powerful sourcebook offers readers the opportunity to enhance their strategic thinking and problem solving skills, while developing market foresight. It covers global port management practices at a regulatory, commercial, technological, operational, financial, and sociopolitical level.
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Lloyd’s Practical Shipping Guides to Port Management and Operations
Port Management and Operations your essential guide to port management in the twenty-first century. • Provides the reader with a complete understanding of total port activity • Enables managers working in specific areas of ports to see where they fit into the port’s operation and commercial practice as a whole • Offers an analysis of the many types of ports along with the common essential elements that enable them to function, including administration, management, economics and operations.
Ports and Terminals
By nature port planning is a multidisciplinary activity. It involves expertise in the field of transport economics, shipping, nautical matters, safety and logistics, but also knowledge of waves and currents, sediment transport and coastal morphology, dredging and land reclamation, and design of breakwaters and quays. Hence port planning is teamwork and within this team the port planner plays a central role in developing the concepts and obtaining the required expertise at the right time. Most port planners are civil engineers with hydraulic engineering training and experience. This book is not just focused on the planning and design of very large ports and sophisticated terminals. Much of our experience related to smaller ports and ports in developing countries has been included in the book, thereby also referring to valuable sources such as the UNCTAD Handbook on Port Development. Ports and Terminals aims at guiding planners and designers of any type of port facility, all over the world.
Port Security Management
The term homeland security hardly existed before September 11, 2001, yet today it dominates public policy and the economic agendas of world governments. The transportation industries have been subjected to unprecedented scrutiny and regulatory mandates in recent years, and the port and maritime sector are no exception. Port Security Management reflects this altered landscape of the post-9/11 era, providing real-world guidelines for strategic security planning and implementation processes.
The book begins with a historical and organizational perspective on maritime and port security. It then discusses the management of risk assessment, presenting it within the context of the unique vulnerabilities within the maritime and port environments. The author explores the growth of multiuse port facilities for recreation, hospitality, and external business and commercial interests and offers perspectives on the role of technology in security. Finally, the book examines the need to develop contingency and emergency operations plans and work effectively with federal, state, local, and private enterprises in coordinating both routine and emergency response mechanisms.
Port Engineering: Planning, Construction, Maintenance, and Security
This comprehensive book covers all major aspects of the design and maintenance of port facilities, including port planning, design loads for today’s larger vessel size, seismic design guidelines, and breakwater design. New material addresses environmental concerns, the latest developments on inter-modal hubs and transfer points, and the latest information on port security and procedures being implemented around the world.
Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals
Following from the success of the first edition, written by a collection of eminent figures in the field, this new edition continues to look at the rational planning for port facilities requirements (berths, storage and cargo handling equipment), organisations, management and operations with relation to planning and design of ports and marine terminals.
Port Designers Handbook 2nd Edition
This comprehensively updated new edition to the bestselling Port Designers Handbook, gives essential guidance and recommendations for the layout, design and construction of modern port structures.