Port and terminal managers have had to adapt fast to meet rising demand driven by the rapid expansion in world trade during the 21st century. Globalisation has put port models under growing pressure in increasingly competitive cargo markets. Better productivity – through expansion or more efficient use of existing assets – is crucial for economic survival.
Port and Terminal Management has been written, reviewed and extensively revised by industry experts. It examines all operational aspects of port functions, from financing, legal concerns and planning through to operations, marketing, competition, equipment and infrastructure.
Looking at ownership models and the trends in privatisation, Port and Terminal Management analyses the management techniques that can improve services and maximise profit potential. The age-old issue of labour efficiency is weighed against the growing use of automation, while the effects of trade specialisation and larger ships are also given due attention in this informative book.