06 February 2009

[yim367] Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-first Century: Globalization, Technical Change and the Environment - Slack

Shipping and port systems are vital to societies and lifestyles around the world. In the late twentieth century, however, assumptions concerning the robustness of these systems were severely shaken by economic shocks largely triggered by oil crises.
This volume explores the resolution of many of the consequent uncertainties, and how adapted systems have been shaped to meet the challenges of the new millennium, focusing particularly on three closely interrelated themes: globalization, technological change and the environment. Contributors examine subjects as diverse as:
- economic integration of emerging economies – in particular China
- the cruise tourism phenomenon and global integration
- new conceptual perspectives on port and shipping development
- technological drivers in the high-speed ferry and offshore oil industries
- pollution management challenges for shipping and ports.
Contributors’ investigations make for a rewarding book of value to academics working in many fields including transport studies, marine and coastal studies, business, economics and economic geography. Organisations, practitioners and policy-makers in public- and private-sector professions ranging from coastal and.

Table of Contents

1 Contemporary contexts for shipping and ports - DAVID PINDER AND BRIAN SLACK

PART I
Global and local in the maritime sector
2. Corporate realignment and the global imperatives of container shipping - BRIAN SLACK
3. China’s competitive push for global trade: port system development and the role of COSCO - CLAUDE COMTOIS AND PETER J. RIMMER
4. Appropriate models of port governance: lessons from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - JEAN PAU RODRIGUE
5 Analysing the performance of seaport clusters - P.W. DE LANGEN
6 Ocean cruising: market dynamics, product responses and onshore impacts - DEREK HALL

PART II
Technology the enabler
7 From ‘Anyport’ to ‘Superterminal’: conceptual perspectives on containerization and port infrastructure - ROBERT J.MC CALLA
8 High speed at sea: evolution and issues - GIOVANNI RIDOLFI
9 Energy from the deep: vessels, technologies and issues - DAVID PINDER

PART III
The environment: towards a new harmony?
10 Integrated environmental management of ports and harbours: the European experience – from policy to practice - CHRISWOOLD RIDGE AND TIM STOJANOVIC
11 Port development and implementation challenges in environmental management: the case of Venice - STEFANO SORIANI
12 Operational pollution from shipping: sources, environmental impact and global contribution -
GILLIAN REYNOLDS
13 Trade and environmental management in the Straits of Malacca: the Singapore experience -
MARK CLEARY AND GOH KIM CHUAN

# Title : Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-first Century: Globalization, Technical Change and the Environment
# Author : Brian Slack
# Hardcover: 240 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 6, 2004)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0415283442
# ISBN-13: 9780415283441

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