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International Freight Transport: Cases, Structures and Prospects

by Anthony Beresford and Stephen Pettit Kogan Page
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International Freight Transport is a comprehensive book that coherently presents the key changes and issues in the fast moving industries of trade and transport, including regional trade groupings, emergence of new large economies (i.e. BRIC countries), and pivotal regions such as the Middle East and Central America where major projects, such as new and widened canals, are underway or planned. These changes could redraw the trade map with major implications for transport patterns and solutions.   


Blending geography, economics, politics and trade, International Freight Transport provides insight into a wide range of topics, including: globalisation; demand versus supply; buyers and sellers; transport regulation, geography, modes and methods; transport ownership; alliances; and safety and security. The book is the only comprehensive and accessible book on international transport available.

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction - Cases, Structures and Prospects;
  • Section - ONE: Trade and the Transport Environment;
    • Chapter - 01: Demand, Supply and Freight Rates - The Shipping of Global Trade [Hassiba Benamara, Jan Hoffmann and Frida Youssef];
    • Chapter - 02: Trade and Customs Procedures in International Freight Transport - Requirements, Issues and Trends [Andrew Grainger];
  • Section - TWO: International Freight Transport in Practice;
    • Chapter - 03: Multimodal Transport Solutions for Grain Exports from Kazakhstan [Timur Bimaganbetov, Anthony Beresford and Stephen Pettit];
    • Chapter - 04: The Transport of Oil and Gas [Hance D Smith and Azmath Jaleel];
    • Chapter - 05: Global Container Transport [Rolf Neise];
    • Chapter - 06: Car Shipping [Paul Nieuwenhuis];
  • Section - THREE: Trading Regions;
    • Chapter - 07: International Freight Logistics in South East Asia - The Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) [Ruth Banomyong];
    • Chapter - 08: North America's Evolving International Freight Transport - Challenges and Responses [Michael Ircha];
    • Chapter - 09: International Freight Transport in South America - The Case of Colombia [David B Grant, Rodrigo Britto, Juan Pablo Soto, Marcus Thiell];
    • Chapter - 10: International Freight Transport in Southern Africa [Christopher Savage];
    • Chapter - 11: Freight Transport in Korea and Taiwan [Su-Han Woo, Po-Lin Lai, Doori Kim and Jungeun Kim];
  • Section - FOUR: Challenging Environments and Transport Futures;
    • Chapter - 12: Overcoming International Freight Transport Challenges in a Disaster Response Context [Peter Tatham and Gy�ngyi Kov�cs];
    • Chapter - 13: Transport Futures - Reconciling the On-Demand Economy with Global Production Chains [Peter Wells]

"This book provides comprehensive coverage of the most important contemporary ideas and issues in international freight transport and logistics. These are conveyed through an eclectic mix of applied contexts that add significant interest and relevance to the underlying concepts. Expertly edited, this book is a thoroughly absorbing read that comes highly recommended for both students and practitioners."

Professor Anthony Beresford is Programme Director for the MSc International Transport at Cardiff University, and Director for the suite of Masters Programmes within the Logistics and Operations Management Section. He has travelled widely in an advisory capacity within the ports and transport fields in Europe, Asia and North America. He co-authored Lloyd's Maritime Atlas of World's Ports and Shipping Places, 15th and 16th Editions, which is recognised as the Standard Work in its field.

Anthony Beresford's work with the United Nations has been widely recognised, and has led to a large number of academic publications alongside important outreach activities. While his papers have been presented at the highest level, including a contribution to the 2009 House of Commons Report on UK Ports.

Stephen Pettit is a Reader in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School. In 1993 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales and he has worked at Cardiff Business School since 2000. He has been involved in a range of transport related research projects, notably a groundbreaking project for the Department of Transport analysing the UK economy's requirements for people with seafaring experience. This work highlighted important issues relating to the decline in the number of UK seafaring officers.

Stephen Pettit has been involved in a range of transport related research projects for EU DGTREN including the 'Economic Value of Shipping to the UK Economy'; 'Analysis of the Cost Structure of the main TEN Ports'; and 'Work Organisation in Ports'. His most recent research work has considered aspects of humanitarian aid supply chain management.

Stephen Pettit's teaching related activity has been focused in two main areas, port management and the application of information and communication technology in the fields of transport, logistics and supply chain management. Stephen has written a large number of journal papers, conference papers and contributed to a wide range of reports many of which relate to port development, port operations and port policy.