World Shipping and Port Development

With the globalization of production and consumption, shipping and ports play an increasingly vital part in facilitating the world-wide movement of cargoes. Containing a selection of papers by some of the world's leading maritime economists, this book provides comprehensive and detailed analyses of the most critical issues affecting these sectors. Areas addressed include: the role of ports and shipping within the global supply chain; the development of international logistics and; the impact of public policy on competition, pricing and efficiency.