International Freight Transport: Cases, Structures and Prospects

International Freight Transport: Cases, Structures and Prospects

by Anthony Beresford, Stephen Pettit


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International Freight Transport presents the key changes and issues in the fast-moving industries of trade and transport. It includes regional trade groupings, emergence of new large economies (i.e. BRIC countries), and pivotal regions such as the Middle East and Central America where major projects, such as new and widened canals, are underway or planned. These changes could redraw the trade map with major implications for transport patterns and solutions.

Blending geography, economics, politics and trade, International Freight Transport provides insight into a wide range of topics, including: globalisation; demand versus supply; buyers and sellers; transport regulation, geography, modes and methods; transport ownership; alliances; and safety and security. The book is the only comprehensive and accessible book on international transport available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749474348
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Professor Anthony Beresford is Programme Director for the MSc International Transport at Cardiff University and Director for the suite of Masters Programmes within Logistics and Operations Management. Professor Beresfotrd has travelled widely in an advisory capacity within the ports and transport fields in Europe, Asia and North America.

Dr Stephen Pettit is a researcher for the Transport and Shipping Research Group in Cardiff Business School. He has been involved in a range of transport related research including a ground-breaking project for the Department of Transport.

Table of Contents

** Chapter - 00: Introduction – Cases, Structures and Prospects;
• Section - ONE: Trade and the Transport Environment; ** Chapter - 01: Demand, Supply and Freight Rates – The Shipping of Global Trade [Hassiba Benamara, Jan Hoffmann and Frida Youssef]; ** Chapter - 02: Trade and Customs Procedures in International Freight Transport – Requirements, Issues and Trends [Andrew Grainger];
• Section - TWO: International Freight Transport in Practice; ** Chapter - 03: Multimodal Transport Solutions for Grain Exports from Kazakhstan [Timur Bimaganbetov, Anthony Beresford and Stephen Pettit]; ** Chapter - 04: The Transport of Oil and Gas [Hance D Smith and Azmath Jaleel]; ** Chapter - 05: Global Container Transport [Rolf Neise]; ** Chapter - 06: Car Shipping [Paul Nieuwenhuis];
• Section - THREE: Trading Regions; ** Chapter - 07: International Freight Logistics in South East Asia – The Indonesia–Malaysia–Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) [Ruth Banomyong]; ** Chapter - 08: North America’s Evolving International Freight Transport – Challenges and Responses [Michael Ircha]; ** Chapter - 09: International Freight Transport in South America – The Case of Colombia [David B Grant, Rodrigo Britto, Juan Pablo Soto, Marcus Thiell]; ** Chapter - 10: International Freight Transport in Southern Africa [Christopher Savage]; ** Chapter - 11: Freight Transport in Korea and Taiwan [Su-Han Woo, Po-Lin Lai, Doori Kim and Jungeun Kim];
• Section - FOUR: Challenging Environments and Transport Futures; ** Chapter - 12: Overcoming International Freight Transport Challenges in a Disaster Response Context [Peter Tatham and Gyöngyi Kovács]; ** Chapter - 13: Transport Futures – Reconciling the On-Demand Economy with Global Production Chains [Peter Wells]

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