Port Development: Maritime Trade Evolutions and Port City Developments in Asia-- Scenario Simulation Analysis for the Port Development of Hong Kong Under Changing Business Environment-- Evaluation on Ports and Maritime Logistic Systems: A Framework for Modeling Benchmarking Maritime Clusters-- Port Competitiveness and Benchmarking Studies-- Is Port Throughput a Port Output-- The Challenges of Today's Maritime Logistics: A Proposed Systems Approach to the Understanding of a Complex System-- A Novel Performance Evaluation Strategy Towards Dealers in the Automotive Supply Chain-- OR Studies on Maritime Logistics: A Linearized Approach for the Liner Containership Fleet Planning with Demand Uncertainty-- A Yard Allocation Strategy for Export Containers via Simulation and Optimization-- Exploring Tanker Market Elasticity with Respect to Oil Production Using FORESIM-- Studies on Container Ships: On the Ongoing Increase of Containership Size-- Green Maritime Logistics.
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This timely book discusses the recent developments in maritime logistics, an important specialized area for the global economy. It includes issues such as the recent economic crisis, port competition and development, and provides insights and trends relating to these issues. Consisting of renowned researchers worldwide, the primary objective of the book identifies some of the new problems and challenges faced and innovative solutions to address these problems. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the imperial powers--principally Britain, the United States, Russia, France, Germany and Japan--signed treaties with China to secure trading, residence and other rights in cities on the coast, along important rivers, and in remote places further inland. The largest of them--the great treaty ports of Shanghai and Tientsin--became modern cities of international importance, centres of cultural exchange and safe havens for Chinese who sought to subvert the Qing government. They are also lasting symbols of the uninvited and often violent incursions by foreign powers during China's century of weakness. The extraterritorial privileges that underpinned the treaty ports were abolished in 1943--a time when much of the treaty port world was under Japanese occupation. China's Foreign Places provides a historical account of the hundred or more major foreign settlements that appeared in China during the period 1840 to 1943. Most of the entries are about treaty ports, large and small, but the book also includes colonies, leased territories, resorts and illicit centres of trade. Information has been drawn from a wide range of sources and entries are arranged alphabetically with extensive illustrations and maps. China's Foreign Places is both a unique work of reference, essential for scholars of this period and travellers to modern China. It is also a fascinating account of the people, institutions and businesses that inhabited China's treaty port world.
III. Experiences of IWT multimodal transportation in Europe and the United States
IV. Integrating IWT with other transport modes
V. Promotion of IWT in the multimodal transport world
VI. IWT in the framework of integrated transport systems
VII. Case study
Annex I. Abstract of European Commission document "COM (2002) 54 final" ; II. Resolution 55/1 on sustainable development of inland water transport in the Asian and Pacific region.
Multimodal transport is defined as the carriage of goods by two or more modes of transport. The integration of Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) into the multimodal transport system is in the initial stage in most countries of the ESCAP region. This Manual details country by country experiences with multimodal IWT, compares it with experiences in Europe and the United States and provides guidelines for its modernization in the region. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (x, 144 pages) : illustrations
INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE THE PHYSICAL SETTING; CHAPTER TWO FOUNDATIONS OF THE ENTREPOT TRADE; CHAPTER THREE DEVELOPMENT PRIOR TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR; CHAPTER FOUR DESTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION, 1941-6; CHAPTER FIVE RECONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION, 1946-50; CHAPTER SIX MODERNIZATION OF THE PORT, 1951-70; CHAPTER SEVEN CONCLUSION AND PROSPECT; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Book — 1 online resource (131 pages) : color illustrations, maps (most. color)
Upgrading and improving the Asian Highway network to the requirement of international transport is one of the important obligations of the Parties within the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Asian Highway Network. The present publication includes a review of status of the network and priority investment needs identified at three subregional expert group meetings. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (171 pages) : illustrations (most. color), color maps
This biennial review of the transport sector in the ESCAP region considers the main developments regarding the roads, railways, shipping, ports, inland waterways and air transport industries, as well as in terms of transport infrastructure, the changing delivery mechanisms across all transport sectors, urban transport issues and environmental concerns. It also examines the impact of globalisation and transport-related trade agreements, regionalism, collocation of production transport facilities and intermodal transport systems. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 134 pages) : color illustrations, maps, charts
The Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific is a biennial publication of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Review is structured into three main parts. Part I describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry and society at large. Part II focuses on tracing the significant development of roads, railways, shipping, ports, inland waterways and air transport industries and infrastructure in the region. In addition, it opens by considering the changing delivery mechanisms across all transport sectors and closes by discussing urban transport issues. Part III examines the process of globalization, trade agreements related to transport, regionalism, collocation of production transport facilities, as well as intermodal transport systems. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This review is biennially produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry and society at large. The publication also focuses on tracing the significant development of roads, railways, shipping, ports, inland waterways and air transport industries and infrastructure in the region. In addition, it considers the changing delivery mechanisms across all transport sectors and discusses urban transport issues. Finally, the review examines the process of globalization, trade agreements related to transport, regionalism, collocation of production transport facilities, as well as intermodal transport systems. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 183 pages) : illustrations
pt. 1.: The challenge for transport: I. Meeting the needs of trade ; II. Meeting the need for personal mobility ; III. Meeting the needs of the environment ; IV. Meeting the needs of the poor ; V. Meeting the need for security
2. Developments in infrastructure: VI. Changing delivery mechanisms ; VII. Roads and road transport ; VIII. Railway transport ; IX. Shipping ; X. Ports ; XI. Inland waterway transport ; XII. Air transport ; XIII. Urban transport
3. Facilitation: XIV. Globalization/liberalization ; XV. Logistics and multimodal transport ; XVI. Facilitation across international borders ; XVII. Enterprise reform ; XVIII. Technology and innovation ; Annex: Statistical notes.