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Maritime Logistics: Contemporary Issues

Maritime Logistics: Contemporary Issues.


Dong-Wook Song
Photis M. Panayides

Important Information:

This book is set to make an invaluable contribution to both education and industry as the first book to deal with the overlap between shipping, ports and logistics.

Leading authorities from highly respected institutions around the world deliver a global perspective on the subject. Contributors from Hong Kong, Norway, Greece, UK, Germany and Korea consider the current issues that impact the industry, helping define the area of ‘maritime logistics’, register its boundaries and contribute to its global development.


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.

Essential reading

This book conveniently brings together key scientific contributions in this area and presents it in a single, comprehensive volume. It’s an excellent text for under and post-graduate students, as well as researchers, studying global logistics and supply chain management, operations management, shipping and international business and trade.

The work covers contemporary issues at the forefront of practice, research and scholarship, and includes:

  • CSR aspects of maritime logistics

  • Green, sustainable and environmental challenges in this area

  • Network development of shipping and ports as major players in the industry

  • Security aspects and risk management in the supply chain

  • IT in this sector

For more details, download the book’s full table of contents.

Book Information

ISBN Print: 9781780523408
Publication Date: 26 January 2012
Format print: Hardback
Imprint: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Page count: 226
Dimensions: 174 x 246
Primary BIC code: KNGS
Audience: Professional & Vocational

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