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
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
Chapter 6: The port-city interface
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
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
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
Is Professor in Governance of Sustainable Mobility at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Is Senior Researcher at the Erasmus School of Economics at the Urban, Port and Transport Economics Department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Is Professor of Ports in Global Networks at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.