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Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains

Authors: Ng, A., Liu, John

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This book investigates the trends and challenges that ports, logistics and supply chains have tackled in recent decades and the way forward. A new concept, port focal logistics is introduced which appreciates the efforts by previous studies in this field, but simultaneously recognize the limitations, and the need for further improvements.

About the authors

Adolf K.Y. Ng is Associate Professor of Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, Canada. Having obtained his PhD from University of Oxford, UK, he excels in the research and teaching of port management and governance, transport geography and regional development, transport and the environment, maritime logistics and global supply chains, with more than a century of scholarly publications. A recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Program and the Endeavour Awards, Adolf was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, USA, and the Australian Maritime College, Australia, and had provided key strategic advices on various transport and logistics issues to intergovernmental (like UN institutions) and governmental agencies. He serves as a Council Member for the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), the Co-Editor of Journal of Transport Literature, and a member of the Editorial Board for Maritime Policy and Management.

John J. Liu is Professor at the Centre for Transport, Trade and Financial Studies of the City University of Hong Kong, China. He has more than 20 years of extensive teaching, research and consultancy experience in risk and decision analysis of logistics, supply chain and maritime services. After receiving his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Marine Engineering (Ship Building) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, John furthered his studies in Stanford University and Pennsylvania State University, USA, with his Master of Science in Economic Engineering Systems and PhD degree in Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, respectively. He has distinctive experiences in leading and designing executive development programs for senior executives and professionals. He has been actively involved in a number of remarkable research projects, and his publications are frequently found in refereed journals such as OR and Management Science, receiving different teaching and research awards. He has served on the Engineering Panel of Research Grant Council, HKSAR (2005-2011). He serves on Advisory Board for Maritime Policy and Management (2008-2010), and on Human Resource Taskforce of Maritime Industry Council, HKSAR (2006-2011).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Adolf, K. Y. Ng (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Contemporary Development of Shipping and Impacts on Ports

    Adolf, K. Y. Ng (et al.)

    Pages 10-31

  • Global Supply Chains and Trade Logistics: From Firm-Focal to Port-Focal

    Adolf, K. Y. Ng (et al.)

    Pages 32-57

  • Logistics, Supply Chain and Port Evolution

    Adolf, K. Y. Ng (et al.)

    Pages 58-76

  • Port and Trade Industrial Organization

    Adolf, K. Y. Ng (et al.)

    Pages 77-113

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27369-7
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Hardcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27368-0
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-44539-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27369-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137273697
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27368-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44539-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 260
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