Sea freight remains overwhelmingly the most common form of transport for goods globally. Grasp the core theories and understand the latest research in maritime logistics, along with how this field operates and contributes to global supply chains, with this key textbook.
Maritime Logisticsprovides a complete overview of the core concepts within this discipline from a range of international expert contributors. This textbook examines the recent developments in the ports and shipping industries including supply chain strategies and emerging, innovative practices. Designed for maritime students and professionals, the structure offers a complete approach with an emphasis on developing a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the field.
The third edition is fully updated with new content on maintenance optimization, supply chain integration, economies of scale within liner shipping and port performance and management. In addition, this edition examines new technologies, considers new and existing risks to the maritime supply chain as well as generally how maritime logistics will continue to evolve. For those seeking to become maritime logistics specialists, this is the authoritative companion.
Maritime Logistics, now in its third edition, provides its readers with a comprehensive coverage of the maritime logistics industry. Well respected contributors from around the world provide detailed insights into key aspects of the industry and how it is evolving to meeting rapidly changing global conditions. I am sure this won't be the last edition as it remains to be seen how maritime logistics, and indeed the supply chains that rely on it, will transform themselves to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Indeed, the pace of change is now so rapid that readers are advised to digest this book before it is superseded by the fourth edition." ― Professor Michael Bell, Chair of Ports and Maritime Logistics Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney Business School
Dr Dong-Wook Song is Professor of Maritime Logistics and Korean Chair in Maritime Affairs at the World Maritime University in Sweden, a postgraduate university founded by the International Maritime Organisation, a specialised UN agency. Previously, he was a professor of Transport and Logistics in the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.
Dong-Wook Song's work is well-recognised in the field and he has received a number of The Best Paper Awards from academic associations and communities. He sits on the editorial board of established journals in transport and logistics. Dong has worked as a consultant for a number of private and public organisations including the UN, OECD, ADB and World Bank. He has served IAME as an elected council member since 2012.