Maritime Transport and Regional Sustainability

Maritime Transport and Regional Sustainability

1st Edition - November 1, 2019

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  • Editors: Adolf K.Y. Ng, Jason Monios, Changmin Jiang
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191347
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128191354

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Maritime Transport and Regional Sustainability is a critical examination on how the maritime transport sector helps regions to achieve their sustainability goals, especially focusing on the challenges posed by climate change. This book analyzes maritime transport from multiple perspectives, establishing a strong theoretical framework drawn on evidence from both the developed and emerging economies across the globe. It identifies commonalities that contribute to a coherent transportregion relationship, including how maritime operations, planning, and management impact regional governance. Tracing the vital threads linking transport to its regional surroundings, Maritime Transport and Regional Sustainability analyses the major issues and challenges that maritime transport researchers, planners, and policymakers are facing.

Key Features

  • Offers the latest original research and theory for transfer into practice
  • Applies evidence and theory drawn from cases across the globe
  • Assesses major governmental maritime infrastructure initiatives and their relation to sustainability


Researchers and graduate students in transportation, planning, economics, environmental studies, logistics, Policymakers, industry specialists and other stakeholders invested in planning and developing policy and research on transport and regional sustainability

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Theoretical settings
    1. Setting the scene on maritime transport and regional sustainability
    2. Environmental governance in shipping and ports: Sustainability and scale challenges

    Part II: Adapting to climate change impacts
    3. Storm resilience and sustainability at the Port of Providence, USA
    4. Insights from recent economic modeling on port adaptation to climate change effects
    5. Sustainability cruising and its supply chain
    6. How does the UK transport system respond to the risks posed by climate change? An analysis from the perspective of adaptation planning

    Part III: Improving environmental practice
    7. Green port initiatives for a more sustainable port-city interaction: The case study of Barcelona
    8. Climate change adaptation and mitigation in ports: Advances in Colombia

    Part IV: Opening up the Arctic Seas
    9. Navigational risk factor analysis of Arctic shipping in ice-covered waters
    10. Assessing the risk of potential oil spills due to shipping in the Arctic due to shipping
    11. Future Arctic shipping, black carbon emissions, and climate change
    12. Opportunities and challenges of the opening of the Arctic Ocean for Norway
    13. Climate change, a double-edged sword: The case of Churchill on the Northwest Passage

    Part V: Other key issues
    14. An investigation into the responsibility of cruise tourism in China
    15. Government initiatives on transport and regional systems: The development and management of Chinese high-speed rail
    16. Connect or be connected strategy in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative: A Korean case
    17. A multiobjective programming model for comparing existing and potential corridors between the Indian Ocean and China
    18. Mehar method for solving unbalanced generalized interval-valued trapezoidal fuzzy number transportation problems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: November 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191347
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128191354

About the Editors

Adolf K.Y. Ng

Adolf K.Y. Ng
Adolf K.Y. Ng is a Professor at the Division of Business and Management of the Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), China. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Oxford, UK. His research interests include maritime transport and logistics, climate change adaptation and resilience, Arctic shipping and development, and logistics education. He is the associate editor of Maritime Policy & Management and the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics and is highly successful in securing competitive research grants, with nearly 30 funded projects. He frequently serves in major grant panels, such as the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Research Manitoba. He co-founded of CCAPPTIA, a non-profit consulting and research organization with more than 60 researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Manitoba, Canada

Jason Monios

Jason Monios
Jason Monios is an Associate Professor in Maritime Logistics at Kedge Business School, in Marseille, France, and holds a visiting position at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research includes intermodal transport and logistics, port system evolution, collaboration and integration in port hinterlands, port governance and policy, institutional and regulatory settings, port sustainability and climate change adaptation. He has published more than 70 papers and book chapters, 5 books and numerous research and consultancy reports. He is co-chair of the Intermodal Freight Transport Special Interest Group of the World Conference on Transportation Research Society (WCTRS).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Maritime Logistics at Kedge Business School, Marseille, France

Changmin Jiang

Changmin Jiang is an associate professor of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is one of the leading young scholars worldwide in the field of transport economics and policy in the sectors of aviation, rail, and maritime. He has published more than 20 papers in top-tier transportation and management journals and has received many prestigious accolades such as the Falconer Emerging Researcher Rh Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Transport and Supply Chain Management, Manitoba, Canada

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