Port and terminal managements have had to adapt fast to meet rising demand driven by continuing high levels of world trade. Globalisation is putting port models under increasing pressure to remain competitive in fickle cargo markets. Increasing productivity - through expansion or better utilisation of existing assets - is a must for economic survival.
Port and Terminal Management considers all operational aspects of port functions, from financing, legal concerns and planning to competition, equipment and marketing.
Reviewed by leading industry experts, Port and Terminal Management considers the trend of privatisation and other ownership models and looks at the marketing techniques that can maximise profit potential. The age-old issue of cost-effective and efficient labour is weighed against the growing use of automation, while the effect on bottom lines of trade specialisation and larger ships is also given due attention. Financing sources and international legal considerations specific to port operations also feature in this informative book.