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Global Logistics Network Modelling and Policy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128140604

Global Logistics Network Modelling and Policy

1st Edition

Quantification and Analysis for International Freight

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Editors: Hironori Kato Ryuichi Shibasaki Cesar Ducruet
Paperback ISBN: 9780128140604
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 14th August 2020
Page Count: 400
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Global Logistics Network Modelling and Policy provides guidelines on quality policy, covering investments, management and planning for port and hinterland infrastructure, roads, railways and inland waterway ports. The book first describes the authors’ concept and formulation models, followed by a description and analysis of the applied data. As shipping companies fiercely compete in an effort to achieve greater efficiency and impact infrastructure policy and plan for the entire supply chain, they need tactics that drive quality transportation policy and new ways to model and simulate worldwide cargo movements, all while estimating demand and capacity of systems.

This book provides quantitative tools for modeling, analysis, and simulation of worldwide, inter-modal cargo movement – helping forecast the impacts of logistics and related policies in each region of the world. It covers useful applications for every region of the world, allowing policymakers to tailor results for their own specific uses.

Key Features

  • Delivers sophisticated quantitative tools for modeling simulations, providing powerful analysis of global intermodal cargo movements
  • Features examples of tools applied to logistical policy situations in every region of the world
  • Serves as a bridge between theory and practice in the field of freight transportation research
  • Provides detailed, data-supported case studies and real-world examples for transportation modelers, planners and policymakers


High-level undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in social sciences transportation programs. Transportation professionals involved with planning, feasibility studies, consultation, funding, and policy for transportation infrastructure. Government researchers and policy makers responsible for international logistics employed at state and federal departments of transportation

Table of Contents

Part 1. Basic Concept and Model
1. Basic Concept
2. Global Maritime Shipping Model
3. Land Shipping Model
4. Intermodal Super-network Model
5. Economic Impact of International Logistics Policies

Part 2. Data
6. Port and Global Maritime Shipping Network
7. Land Shipping Network and Cross-Border Transport
8. Current and Future Shipping Demand

Part 3. Application to the World
9. Central America
10. Greater Mekong Sub-region
11. South Asia
12. Pacific Island
13. Central Asia
14. Northern Sea Route


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About the Editors

Hironori Kato

Hironori Kato is a researcher for the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), a part of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). He is also a visiting professor at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Management. His research focus is primarily on global intermodal freight flow modelling, and port logistics. Dr. Kato’s research has received three awards for “Best Application in Practices” from the Eastern Asia Society of Transport Studies (EASTS), and another from the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). His work has appeared in many journals, including Elsevier’s Transport Policy, and Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM)

Ryuichi Shibasaki

Ryuichi Shibasaki is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research focuses are transportation planning and policy, transportation economics, transportation finance, and travel behavioral analysis. He has contributed to more than 100 advisory/research committees for both central and local governments in Japan, and international development projects as a policy advisor. Dr. Shibasaki has received several awards, including the Best Paper Award (EASTS, 2015), the Kometani-Sasaki Award (Kometani-Sasaki Foundation, 2014), and the Japan Society of Transportation Economics (JSTE) Award in 2014. His work has appeared in many journals, including Elsevier’s Research in Transportation Economics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

Cesar Ducruet

Dr. César Ducruet is geographer and Research Director for the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the research laboratory UMR 8504 Géographie-Cités (Sorbonne University). His research interests include network analysis, urban & regional development, and spatial analysis, through the looking glass of ports and shipping networks, with a special focus on Europe and Asia. After being post-doctoral fellow in South Korea (KRIHS) and The Netherlands (Erasmus University), he worked as expert for various organisations (OECD, World Bank, Korea Maritime Institute, JETRO), guest lectured at several institutes (Chinese Academy of Sciences, ITMMA, HK PolyU, Ecole de Management de Normandie, NEOMA Business School, University of Catania, ENSTA Paris-Tech), and is a member of the STAR Alliance (HK), the GIS of Maritime History and Sciences (France), Chair of Regional Development for the World Transport Convention (China), and editorial board member of Journal of Transport Geography, Portus, and Mappemonde. He is currently Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant "World Seastems" (2013-2019) research project analysing the evolution of global shipping networks since the late nineteenth century, and published two edited books on Maritime Networks (2015) and Shipping Data Analysis (2017) in the Routledge Studies in Transport Analysis. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 30 book chapters in the last 15 years or so.

Affiliations and Expertise

Geographer and Research Director, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Research Laboratory UMR, Sorbonne University, France

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