Shipping and port systems are vital to societies and lifestyles around the world. In the late twentieth century, however, assumptions concerning the robustness of these systems were severely shaken by economic shocks triggered by oil crises. This volume explores how many of the consequent uncertainties have been resolved, and how adapted systems ha

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Part I Global and local in the maritime sector

chapter 3|23 pages

China’s competitive push for global trade

Port system development and the role of COSCO

chapter 4|19 pages

Appropriate models of port governance

Lessons from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

chapter 6|22 pages

Ocean cruising

Market dynamics, product responses and onshore impacts

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Part II Technology the enabler

chapter 7|20 pages

From ‘Anyport’ to ‘Superterminal’: conceptual perspectives on containerization and port infrastructure

Conceptual perspectives on containerization and port infrastructures

chapter 8|21 pages

High speed at sea

Evolution and issues

chapter 9|25 pages

Energy from the deep: vessels, technologies and issues

Vessels, technologies and issues Introduction: towards broader technological perspectives

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PART III The environment: towards a new harmony?

chapter 10|21 pages

Integrated environmental management of ports and harbours

The European experience – from policy to practice

chapter 12|24 pages

Operational pollution from shipping

Sources, environmental impact and global contribution

chapter 13|17 pages

Trade and environmental management in the Straits of Malacca

The Singapore experience