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See below for a selection of the latest books from Shipping industries category. Presented with a red border are the Shipping industries books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Shipping industries books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Port Operations, Planning and Logistics

Port Operations, Planning and Logistics

Author: Khalid Bichou Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Port Operations Planning and Logistics offers a comprehensive and detailed analysis of world port systems through applying both theoretical and practical approaches to port planning, operations, logistics, management and policy. The book is designed to reach out to a wide audience including port practitioners, academics, students, shipping and logistics professionals, transport planners and policy makers. The author draws from a rare combination of an international port experience and an established academic expertise to provide a structured book that cuts across different research fields including operations, economics, logistics, strategy, and policy. Following the success of the 1st edition, this enlarged and substantially rewritten 2nd edition explores several port topics; planning, institutional organisation, operations, logistics, investment and financing, pricing, competition and strategy, policy and regulation, ICT and technology, labour and training, safety and security and environmental management, across various types of ports and terminals. With over 500 pages and 120 tables, figures and illustrations, this 2nd edition covers 20 chapters (updated and new) each supported with case studies, practical examples and references on the latest developments in the field.

Professional Ship Management:

Professional Ship Management:

Author: Photis M. Panayides Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2001. Professional ship management represents a structural change in the maritime industry - there was a period when ships were managed by their owners. The strides towards growth and the importance of ship management have been recognized since the early 1970s. Large ship management companies can offer benefits to their clients that culminate in the improved efficiency of the shipping market at large. Efficiency arises from the effective use of resources so as to produce the maximum output with the least input. Large shipping management firms can do this because they can reduce average costs by virtue of their size, as well as maintaining effective organization of resources by virtue of their professionalism. This volume emanates from research carried out over a seven year period (1993-2000) and aims to address contemporary issues and future developments in professional ship management. It covers issues of growth, expansion and profitability. The book looks at principles of marketing and strategy within the context of shipping management. The chapters provide an overview of the shipping management industry, and cover marketing practices, the application of relationship marketing, competition and strategy.

Shipping in Turkey

Shipping in Turkey

Author: Funda Yercan, Michael Roe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2020

First published in 1999, this volume is part of the Plymouth Studies in Contemporary Shipping series represents a unique collection of papers and edited texts from the leading maritime institute in Western Europe at the University of Plymouth. It covers all aspects of the industry from operations through to the logistical framework that supports the sector. Designed both for practising academics and the shipping and ports industry itself, the series, combining the output from some of the leading academic commentators in the world from the UK, Korea, Germany and Poland, is an original and novel contribution to the maritime debate. This volume specialises in Turkey.

Marine Insurance

Marine Insurance

Author: Sam Ignarski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2020

One of the most necessary and fundamental forms of insurance within the insurance industry, marine insurance facilitates global trade and ensures economic property. About 50,000 blue water ships serve world trade, and there are, at any one time, some 1.3 million seafarers ashore or at sea. The specialist international marine and transport insurance industry takes in some $30 billion in premium each year, and some 15,000 individuals work in the international insurance markets. Marine Insurance is the indispensable guide to these and other intricacies of this important part of industry to help you protect your supply chain and preempt losses and damages. Marine Insurance covers the loss or damage of ships, cargo, terminals and any transport or cargo by which property is transferred, acquired or held between the points of origin and final destination. Cover provided includes hull insurance, war risk insurance, loss of profit/freight insurance, detention insurance, strike insurance or uninsured legal expenses (defence) cover. This essential guide will equip you with the knowledge to better understand the way marine insurance markets function and the terms of the standard covers available. Essential for both suppliers and specialist buyers of marine insurance, Marine Insurance covers types of insurance premiums; P&I insurance; cargo insurance; hull insurance; strikes, riots and political risks; war risks; reinsurance; claims handling, uncertainties, market trends and future directions. Each chapter includes real-life case studies to illustrate different issues that arise with marine insurance. There are also sample terms of agreement, showing best practice.

Blue Routes for a New Era

Blue Routes for a New Era

Author: Bernard Aritua, Lu Cheng, Richard van Liere, Harrie de Leijer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Most policy makers readily acknowledge the economic, environmental, and social benefits of moving freight and passengers by waterways. However, why do many countries struggle to develop and revive their inland waterways transportation (IWT)? One reason is because of the dearth of successful examples of IWT revival. Besides the United States and Europe, which have been relatively successful, the experience of many emerging countries has been a tale of intensive use followed by total collapse of the IWT sector. However, the combination of societal, economic, and environmental imperatives is motivating a rethink as countries look to develop sustainable transportation systems and curb greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. China's experience has similarities to the experience of many countries and offers valuable lessons. This report is the result of an in-depth retrospective study of IWT in China and fills a gap in global knowledge.China went from an IWT system that carried fewer than 150 million tons in 1978, to carrying 3.74 billion tons of cargo in 2018--six times more than either the European Union or the United States. China now has the busiest IWT system in the world. China's leadership in IWT development started with years of investment in infrastructure that transformed low-grade waterways, allowing larger vessels to use the waterways and resulting in higher transport efficiency and lower cost. China invested in the development of skills and technical know-how. To date there are 127,000km of inland waterways in China, which have high-quality navigability and a good safety record. During the period of rapid economic development China also adopted or developed internationally recognized technical innovations for river classification, vessel replacement, navigation technology, and environmental protection. What China achieved can be informative to other countries. Further, how and why China improved its inland waterways for transportation is especially relevant and provides valuable lessons.

Twisted Rails, Sunken Ships

Twisted Rails, Sunken Ships

Author: John R. Brockman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Contemporary disaster investigation reports into the Shuttle, Three Mile Island, or the World Trade Centre did not happen by chance, but were the result of an evolution of the discourse communities involved with investigating technological accidents. The relationships of private companies, coroners, outside experts, and government investigators all had to be developed and experimented with before a genre of investigation reports could exist. This book is the story of the evolution of these investigation discourse communities in published reports written between 1833 and 1879. Using the reports generated by seven different accidents on railroads and steamboats between 1833 and 1876, it is possible to observe the changes in how these reports interacted and changed over the course of the nineteenth century: The Explosion of the Steamboat New England in the Connecticut River, 1833; The Explosion of the Locomotive Engine Richmond near Reading Pennsylvania, 1844; The Explosion of the Steam Boat Moselle in Cincinatti, 1838; The Camden and Amboy Railroad Collision in Burlington, New Jersey, 1855; The Gasconade Bridge Collapse on the Pacific Railroad in Missouri, 1855; The Eastern Railroad Collision in Revere, Massachusetts, 1871; The Ashtabula Railroad Bridge Collapse in Ohio, 1876

Maritime Logistics Value in Knowledge Management

Maritime Logistics Value in Knowledge Management

Author: Eon-Seong Lee, Dong-Wook (World Maritime University, Sweden) Song Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Knowledge management has been widely applied to various industries as a good strategy to help improve firms' performance. As globalisation accelerates and international trade increases more and more, maritime transport operations have become one of the vitalest industries to receive large attention from international managers. This is because the managers have perceived that the maritime transport system is an integrated entity within the global logistics and supply chain, and it should be therefore managed in the most efficient and effective ways possible, as an organic body within a global logistics system. Taking this approach, this book examines how maritime transport operators - such as shipping companies, port terminal operators and freight forwarders - could successfully play a role within the global logistics flow wherein they are embedded by improving their logistic value, i.e. maritime logistics value. As per the objective, the current book suggests a knowledge management based solution. It attempts to systematically investigate what types of knowledge are needed in the maritime logistics industry, how maritime operators could effectively acquire the knowledge, and whether the acquired knowledge would help maritime operators enhance maritime logistics value. This book provides not only comprehensive understandings of knowledge management strategy, but also its practical application to the maritime logistics industry. This would therefore be a useful guidebook for the managers, academics, and undergraduate / postgraduate students in the field of maritime transport and global logistics, to help them to gain comprehensive knowledge of the application of knowledge management strategy to the industry.

The United States Merchant Marine in World War I

The United States Merchant Marine in World War I

Author: Greg H. Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

The book provides the first, complete overview of the American merchant marine during World War I: the rapid expansion of trans-Atlantic shipping; a record of shipbuilding between 1914-1918, including the revival of sailing vessel construction and wood and concrete freighters; profiles of the companies that operated ships; a record of all losses at sea from enemy action; highlights of the experiences of mariners with U-boat commanders and crews, mines, and aircraft attacks; and the role of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service.

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

Author: John Jeremy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2020

John Jeremy pays tribute to Sydney Harbour's largest and by far most fascinating island in this new edition of Cockatoo Island: Sydneys Historic Dockyard. The book focuses on the industrial history of Cockatoo Island and is the most detailed account of the dockyard, its administration and activities yet written. It also provides fascinating detail and spectacular archival photography of Sydney harbours industrial heart.

The Globalization of American Infrastructure

The Globalization of American Infrastructure

Author: Matthew Heins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This book gives an account of how the U.S. freight transportation system has been impacted and globalized, since the 1950s, by the presence of the shipping container. A globally standardized object, the container carries cargo moving in international trade, and it utilizes and fits within the existing transportation infrastructures of shipping, trucking and railroads. In this way it binds them together into a nearly seamless worldwide logistics network. This process occurs not only in ocean shipping and at ports, but also deep within national territories. In its dependence on existing infrastructural systems, though, the network of container movement as it pervades domestic space is shaped by the history and geography of the nation-state. This global network is not invariably imposed in a top-down manner-to a large degree, it is cobbled together out of national, regional and local systems. Heins describes this in the American context, examining the freight transportation infrastructures of railroads, trucking and inland waterways, and also the terminals where containers are transferred between train and truck. The book provides a detailed historical narrative, and is also theoretically informed by the contemporary literature on infrastructure and globalization.

Business and Economics of Port Management

Business and Economics of Port Management

Author: Wei Yim (Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore) Yap Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2020

Business and Economics of Port Management is a comprehensive but concise textbook and reference for insights into the workings of port industry from the business and economics perspectives. The book examines port management from various entities which include the government, port operator, shipping line, logistics companies and other port service providers. It provides in-depth discussions on strategic issues, challenges and disruptions that are faced by this industry. Given the uniqueness of each port and international nature of the port business, the book comes with useful case studies and lessons from different port regions around the world. Key lessons on challenges and issues faced by port managers, developers and regulators are highlighted and discussed using a combination of professional insights and publicly available information sources. The aim is to illustrate the decision-making process with the purpose of contributing to better outcomes for the industry, government and the public at large. Anyone who is approaching the subject matter will gain utmost understanding of how ports are critical in the global economy and societal well-being.

Business and Economics of Port Management

Business and Economics of Port Management

Author: Wei Yim (Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore) Yap Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2020

Business and Economics of Port Management is a comprehensive but concise textbook and reference for insights into the workings of port industry from the business and economics perspectives. The book examines port management from various entities which include the government, port operator, shipping line, logistics companies and other port service providers. It provides in-depth discussions on strategic issues, challenges and disruptions that are faced by this industry. Given the uniqueness of each port and international nature of the port business, the book comes with useful case studies and lessons from different port regions around the world. Key lessons on challenges and issues faced by port managers, developers and regulators are highlighted and discussed using a combination of professional insights and publicly available information sources. The aim is to illustrate the decision-making process with the purpose of contributing to better outcomes for the industry, government and the public at large. Anyone who is approaching the subject matter will gain utmost understanding of how ports are critical in the global economy and societal well-being.