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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Shipping and port systems are vital to societies and lifestyles around the
world. In the late twentieth century, however, assumptions concerning the
robustness of these systems were severely shaken by economic shocks triggered
by oil crises.
This volume explores how many of the consequent uncertainties have been
resolved, and how adapted systems have been shaped to meet the challenges of
the new millennium. To explore these issues, contributors focus on issues such
· economic integration of emerging economies - in particular China
· sectors as diverse as the high-speed ferry and offshore oil industries
· pollution problems generated by shipping
Contributors' investigations, such as those into the homogenisation of the
container industry and the port cluster concept and 'model' vessels for the
offshore oil industry, make for a rewarding book that will be of interest to
academics working in many fields including transport studies, marine and
coastal studies and economic geography. Professional organizations and
policy-makers will also appreciate the book.