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Maritime Transport and Regional Sustainability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128191347, 9780128191354

Maritime Transport and Regional Sustainability

1st Edition

Editors: Adolf K.Y. Ng Jason Monios Changmin Jiang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128191347
eBook ISBN: 9780128191354
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th November 2019
Page Count: 360
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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


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About the Editors

Adolf K.Y. Ng

Adolf K.Y. Ng

Adolf K.Y. Ng is a professor of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba in Canada. His main research areas include transport geography, climate adaptation and resilience, transport infrastructure planning and management, global supply chains, and the Arctic. He has authored or coauthored over 200 publications in the field and is an editor of European Journal of International Management, Maritime Policy & Management, and Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics. He is a founding member of the International Forum on Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Port, Transportation Infrastructure, and the Arctic (CCAPPTIA) (

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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