Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers an introduction to recent developments in port and hinterland strategies, operations and related specializations. The book begins with a broad overview of port definitions, concepts and the role of ports in global supply chains, and an examination of strategic topics such as port management, governance, performance, hinterlands and the port-city relationship. The second part of the book examines operational aspects of maritime, port and land networks. A range of topics are explored, such as liner networks, finance and business models, port-industrial clusters, container terminals, intermodality/synchromodality, handling and warehousing. The final section of the book provides insights into key issues of port development and management, from security, sustainability, innovation strategies, transition management and labour issues.
Drawing on a variety of global case studies, theoretical insights are supplemented with real world and best practice examples, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and processionals interested in maritime studies, transport studies, economics and geography.
Introduction – 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: 30 years of theory and practice Hercules Haralambides
Chapter 6: The port-city interface Olav 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, Hector J. Carlo and Kees Jan Roodbergen
Chapter 14: Port-centric information management in smart ports: A framework & categorisation Leonard Heilig and Stefan Voss
Chapter 15: Intermodality and synchromodality Lorant 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 le Havre-Hamburg Range Hein A.M. Klemann
Chapter 18: Sustainability Harry Geerlings and TiedoVellinga
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 School of Public Administration and Sociology 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.
Professor of Ports in Global Networks at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.