Transport Nodal System

Transport Nodal System

1st Edition - January 4, 2018

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  • Authors: Adolf Ng, Changmin Jiang, Paul Larson, Barry Prentice, David Timothy Duval
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110676
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110683

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Transport Nodal System provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of transport nodes and nodal systems, focusing on economic, operational, management, planning, policy, regulation and sustainability perspectives. Through a deep analysis on different types of transport nodes from diverse perspectives, this book shows the major issues and challenges that transport node planners, managers, and policymakers face, and how to address them. The book provides a clear framework for identifying the common attributes across all nodes that contribute to the efficient operations, planning, and management of transport facilities. Transport nodes such as seaports, inland terminals, airports, highways, and railroads are hubs in a multimodal transportation network that facilitate the smooth operation of passengers and freight. The book uniquely uses the transport node itself rather than a specific type of structure for a specific type of transport mode as the primary focus of analysis. While stressing the importance of transport nodes in developing efficient logistics and supply chains, the book also demonstrates that transport nodes are geographically embedded within a particular location, and that operations are inevitably affected by local factors, such as culture, the economy, the political and regulatory environment and other institutions.

Key Features

  • Provides a unified look at multimodal transportation nodes to gain a better understanding of total system performance
  • Includes numerous case studies from developed and emerging economies
  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach where policy, regulations, economics, strategic management, operations, sustainability and technological innovation are considered together
  • Features chapters by scholars who specialize in different transport modes (land, sea and air)
  • Up-to-date outcomes utilizing author’s original research provide a systematic investigation of the nodal system in both theory and practice


Researchers, graduate students, policymakers, and practitioners in sustainable transportation, supply chain management, transport management, transport economics, transport geography, transport Infrastructure management, and transport policy

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Transport Networks and Impacts on Transport Nodes
    3. Measuring Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems
    4. Policy and Regulations of Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems
    5. Congestion in Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems
    6. Planning Transport Node and Nodal System Projects
    7. Sustainability and Resilience of Transport Nodes and the Nodal System
    8. Transport Nodes and Supply Chain Sustainability
    9. Innovations in Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems: Airship Transportation Systems and Aerodome Requirements
    10. Climate Change and its Impact: Opening up the Arctic Seas for Maritime Transport

Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: January 4, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110676
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110683

About the Authors

Adolf Ng

Adolf 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

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

Paul Larson

Paul D. Larson, Ph.D. is the CN Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba. He is also currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow/Professor in SCM and Social Responsibility at Hanken University. From 2005 to 2011, he was Head of the SCM Department and Director of the Transport Institute at the University of Manitoba. From 2006 to 2009, he led a curriculum development team, creating a new accreditation program for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), which has since merged with Supply Chain Logistics Canada to become the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA). The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), under its former name, National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), funded Dr. Larson’s doctoral dissertation, which won the 1991 Academy of Marketing Science/Alpha Kappa Psi award. In 2012, working with the Greater Toronto Leadership Project, he wrote Supplier Diversity in the GTA: Business Case and Best Practices. Dr. Larson serves on the Editorial Review Boards of Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Mana. . On February 18, 2017, he stood at Uhuru peak, Tanzania, the highest point in Africa, for a second time. He can be reached via e-mail at:

Affiliations and Expertise

CN Professor of Supply Chain Management, and Associate, Transport Institute, University of Manitoba, Canada

Barry Prentice

Barry Prentice is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba, Associate of their Transport Institute, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Transportation Research Forum. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 research reports and journal articles, is former President of National Transportation Week, former Honorary President of Canadian Institute for Traffic and Transportation, and former President of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

David Timothy Duval

David Timothy Duval is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg. His academic work focuses on the economic and legal regulation of commercial air transport. He is the Editor of Air Transport in the Asia Pacific (Ashgate, Nov-14).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Business, University of Winnipeg, Canada and Associate, Transport Institute, University of Manitoba, Canada

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