Towards a Better Port Industry: Port Development, Management and Policy (Paperback)

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Towards a Better Port Industry provides professionals in freight transport and maritime logistics, and specifically the port industry, as well as students in these fields, with a better conceptual understanding of the port industry. It includes key insights and best practices for port management and development, and an overview of new trends and developments relevant for developing winning strategies.

After an introduction, Chapter 2 offers a new perspective on port governance, in which public interests, corporatization, state-ownership, and shareholder policies take a central role. Chapter 3 explains how new trends and developments affect port development and argues that assuming 'business as usual' often leads to major port development mistakes. Chapter 4 deals with port development and discusses all major port development challenges, including granting concessions, developing a port vision, crafting stakeholder support, choosing port performance indicators and creating a port innovation system. The final chapter deals with port development strategies and includes themes such as strategies of port development companies, pricing and business development.

This book will broaden professionals' conceptual understanding of the ports industry, and provide insights on the latest developments in this area. For students, this book provides an industry-focused and non-technical 'essential reading' for gaining a deep understanding of the ports industry.

About the Author

Peter W. de Langen is the owner and principal consultant of Ports & Logistics Advisory and professor (part-time) at Copenhagen Business School. Peter has worked for leading companies and governments in the ports industry, and is considered a thought leader on ports and port development. He is co-director of the leading port knowledge platform
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415870030
ISBN-10: 0415870038
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2021
Pages: 286
Language: English