Ports and Networks. Strategies, Operations and Perspectives

16 Dicembre, 2018

The process of modernization, especially during the twentieth century, has brought about dramatic Written by leading experts in the field and illustrated with a variety of global case studies and best practice examples, this book offers an introduction to recent developments in port and hinterland strategies, operations and related specializations.

Opening with a broad overview of port definitions, concepts and the role of ports in global supply chains, the first section of the book examines strategic topics, for example port management, governance at different scales, performance, hinterlands and the port-city relationship.

The second section of the book examines operational aspects of maritime, port and land networks. A range of topics are explored, such as liner networks, finance aspects and business models, port-industrial clusters, container terminals, intermodality/synchromodality, handling and warehousing.

The final section offers perspectives on key issues in port development and management including current concerns on security, sustainability, innovation strategies, transition management and labour issues.



Harry Geerlings, Bart Kuipers and Rob Zuidwijk

Part 1 – Ports and Networks: Strategies

Chapter 1: Port definition, concepts and the role of ports in supply chains; setting the scene

Michiel Nijdam and Martijn van der Horst

Chapter 2: Ports and global supply chains

Rob Zuidwijk

Chapter 3: How ports create strategic value for their country

Frans A.J. van den Bosch, Rick M.A. Hollen and Henk W. Volberda

Chapter 4: Port development company: Role and strategy

Larissa van der Lugt

Chapter 5: Port management and institutional reform: thirty years of theory and practice

Hercules Haralambides

Chapter 6: The port-city interface

Olaf Merk

Chapter 7: Port performance

Shmuel Yahalom and Changqian Guan

Chapter 8: Accessibility of ports and networks

Francesco Corman and Rudy R. Negenborn

Chapter 9: Port hinterland relations: Lessons to be learned from a cost-benefit analysis of a large investment project

Christa Sys and Thierry Vanelslander

Chapter 10: Coordination in hinterland chains

Martijn van der Horst and Peter de Langen


Part 2 – Ports and Networks: Operations

Chapter 11: Optimisation in container liner shipping

Judith Mulder and Rommert Dekker

Chapter 12: Revenues and costs of maritime shipping

Albert Veenstra

Chapter 13: Container terminal operations: An overview

Iris F.A. Vis, Héctor J. Carlo and Kees Jan Roodbergen

Chapter 14: Port-centric information management in smart ports: A framework and categorisation

Leonard Heilig and Stefan Voß

Chapter 15: Intermodality and synchromodality

Lóránt Tavasszy, Behzad Behdani and Rob Konings

Chapter 16: The industrial seaport

Bart Kuipers

Part 3 – Ports and Networks: Perspectives

Chapter 17: Port competition in historical perspective, 1648-2000: The ports in the Hamburg–Le Havre Range

Hein A.M. Klemann

Chapter 18: Sustainability

Harry Geerlings and Tiedo Vellinga

Chapter 19: Port security

Changqian Guan and Shmuel Yahalom

Chapter 20: Technological innovations

Harry Geerlings and Bart Wiegmans

Chapter 21: The labour market of port-cities

Jaap de Koning, Kees Zandvliet and Arie Gelderblom

Chapter 22: Ports in transition

Derk Loorbach and Harry Geerlings

Authors Biography

Harry Geerlings

Is Professor in Governance of Sustainable Mobility at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Bart Kuipers

Is Senior Researcher at the Erasmus School of Economics at the Urban, Port and Transport Economics Department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Rob Zuidwijk

Is Professor of Ports in Global Networks at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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