Maritime Transportation and Regional Sustainability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128191347

Maritime Transportation and Regional Sustainability

1st Edition

Editors: Adolf K.Y. Ng Jason Monios Changmin Jiang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128191347
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 258
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Maritime Transportation and Regional Sustainability is a critical examination of the developing global connections between maritime transport and regional sustainability. This book provides a comprehensive, holistic examination on how the maritime transport sector helps regions to achieve their sustainability goals, especially focusing on the challenges posed by climate change. It 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 transport-region relationship, including how maritime operations, planning, and management impact regional governance. Tracing the vital threads linking transport to its regional surroundings, Maritime Transportation and Regional Sustainability analyses the major issues and challenges that maritime transport researchers, planners, and policymakers face.

Key Features

  • Traces the developing links between maritime transportation and its regional surroundings
  • 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 A: Theoretical Settings
1. Setting the Scene on Maritime Transport and Regional
2. Environmental Governance in Shipping and Ports: Sustainability Conflicts
3. Navigating the Climate Challenge: A Role for Boundary and Informal Organizations

Part B: Adapting to Climate Change Impacts
4. Insights from Recent Economic Modelling on Port Adaptation to Climate Change Effects
5. What can Gulf Coast Ports Learn from Hurricane Harvey?
6. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure in the Caribbean
7. Responding to the Risks Posed by Climate Change in the UK Transport System: From the Perspective of Adaptation Planning
8. Climate Change Impact on Cruise Destinations in Australia

Part C: Improving Environmental Practice
9. Port Green Hinterland Initiatives for a More Sustainable Port-City Interaction: The Case Study of Barcelona
10. Climate Change Mitigation and Ports: Baseline and Monitoring Strategies in Columbia
11. In Search of a Sustainable Inland Freight Transport System in India
12. Regulating Emission Control within the Shipping Industry and Its Effects

Part D: Opening up the Arctic Seas
13. Navigational Risk Analysis of Arctic Shipping in Ice-Covered Waters
14. Assessing the Risk of Potential Oil Spills due to Shipping in the Arctic
15. Future Arctic Shipping, Black Carbon Emissions, and Climate Change

Part E: Other Key Issues
16. Opportunities and challenges of the opening of the Arctic ocean for Norway: An analysis from the perspective of different stakeholders
17. Cruise Tourism in China and Regional Sustainability
18. Government Initiatives on Transport and Regional Systems: The Development and Management of Chinese High-Speed Rail
19. The Development of Sustainable Maritime Transport and Regional Systems through the Belt and Road Initiatives


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About the Editor

Adolf K.Y. Ng

Adolf K.Y. Ng is Professor of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He researches and teaches transport geography, climate change, transport infrastructure planning and management, port-focal logistics, and global supply chains. He has published widely in the field, authoring and co-authoring over 150 publications, and co-author with Changmin Jiang of Transport Nodal System (Elsevier, Jan 2018). He is the Associate Editor of The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics published by Elsevier, and serves on the board of a number of other journals.

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 Assistant Professor of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba in Canada, and an associate of the University of Manitoba Transport Institute. 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 received numerous prestigious accolades such as the Associates’ Achievement Award for Outstanding Business Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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