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Port Economics by Professor Kevin Cullinane
Book DescriptionA port (or seaport) is a place that provides for the vessel transfer of cargo and passengers to and from waterways and shores. Port economics is concerned with the study of the economics of port services. Users of port services are those that utilize the port as part of the transportation process of moving cargo and passengers to and from origin and destination locations. Users include transportation carrriers such as shipping lines, railroads and trucking firms that perform these movements and shippers and individuals that provide the cargo and themselves as passengers to be transported. Port users demand port services, whereas port service providers such as the port terminal operator supply port services to port users. Port economics and shipping economics comprise the branch of economics known as maritime economics. This volume provides original contributions to the study of port economics: 1) the evolution of port economics; 2) economic theories of the port, port cost functions and port investment; and 3) empirical evidence on the relative efficiency of ports, the impact of ports on international maritime transport costs, the competitiveness of ports and the impact of deregulation on dockworker wages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780762311989
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: JAI Press Inc.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Kevin Cullinane
Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy, Hardback (October 2015)
This two volume book presents an in-depth analysis of many of the most important issues facing today's shipping and port sectors. Volume 1 of Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy focuses on the application of theory to practice in Maritime Logistics.
Dry Ports - A Global Perspective, Hardback (April 2013)
As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods over long distances, have altered the logistics landscape.
Asian Container Ports, Hardback (November 2006)
This book applies an overarching theme of 'Development, Competition and Co-operation' to container ports in Asia. Major trends are identified and concrete examples offer insights into the nature of relationships between the main ports in the region. It aids understanding of port development within the context of Asian trade and economic growth.
Devolution, Port Governance and Port Performance, Hardback (November 2006)» View all books by Professor Kevin Cullinane
Examines the changed port management environment, focusing on government policies such as devolution, regulatory reform and governance models. This work explores the devolution and port reform approaches for 14 countries or regions, before examining how ports are governed and what the choice of governance might mean for their performance.
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Author Biography - Professor Kevin Cullinane
Professor Kevin Cullinane is Chair in Marine Transport & Management at the University of Newcastle in the U.K. He was previously Professor and Head of the Department of Shipping & Transport Logistics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Head of the Centre for International Shipping & Transport at Plymouth University, Senior Partner in his own transport consultancy company and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Transport Studies Unit. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and has been a transport adviser to the governments of Hong Kong, Egypt, Chile and the U.K. He holds visiting Professorships at a number of institutions and an Honorary Professorship at the University of Hong Kong.
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