Port Economics, Management and Policy

Year 2022 (January)
Status Final
Language EN
Author(s) Theo Notteboom, Athanasios Pallis, Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Port Economics, Management and Policy provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary port industry, showing how ports are organized to serve the global economy and support regional and local development

Structured in eight sections plus an introduction and epilog, this textbook examines a wide range of seaport topics, covering maritime shipping and international trade, port terminals, port governance, port competition, port policy and much more.

Key features of the book include:

  • Multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on economics, geography, management science and engineering
  • Multisector analysis including containers, bulk, break-bulk and the cruise industry
  • Focus on the latest industry trends, such as supply chain management, automation, digitalization and sustainability

Benefitting from the authors’ extensive involvement in shaping the port sector across five continents, this text provides students and scholars with a valuable resource on ports and maritime transport systems. Practitioners and policymakers can also use this as an essential guide towards better port management and governance.


Table of Contents

Introduction: a multifaceted approach to seaports

I. Ports and maritime shipping

II. Contemporary ports

III. Port terminals

IV. Port governance

V. Port competition

VI. Port performance

VII. Port policies & development

VIII. Port markets


Source: Routledge

The book can be used as a textbook in universities and schools. But it can also be used by any active port professional who wants to have a broad basic knowledge of shipping and ports.
The authors also know that a printed book is outdated even before it is on the market, so they also provide permanent updates through an accompanying website.

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