Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers an introduction to recent developments in port and hinterland strategies, operations and related specializations.
The book begins with a broad overview of port definitions, concepts and the role of ports in global supply chains, and an examination of strategic topics such as port management, governance, performance, hinterlands and the port-city relationship.
The second part of the book examines operational aspects of maritime, port and land networks. A range of topics are explored, such as liner networks, finance and business models, port-industrial clusters, container terminals, intermodality/synchromodality, handling and warehousing.
The final section of the book provides insights into key issues of port development and management, from security, sustainability, innovation strategies, transition management and labour issues. Drawing on a variety of global case studies, theoretical insights are supplemented with real world and best practice examples, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and professionals interested in maritime studies, transport studies, economics and geography.

The editing of this book has been financially supported by the interuniversity Leiden Delft Erasmus (LDE) – Center of Metropolis and Mainport.
doi.org/10.4324/9781315601540, hdl.handle.net/1765/109424

Geerlings, H., Kuipers, B., & Zuidwijk, R. (2017). Ports and networks: Strategies, operations and perspectives. Ports and Networks: Strategies, Operations and Perspectives (pp. 1–384). doi:10.4324/9781315601540