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Port-focal logistics and global supply chains

Author: Koi Yu Adolf Ng; John J Liu
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the trends and challenges that ports, logistics and supply chains have tackled in recent decades and the way forward. A new concept, port focal logistics is introduced which appreciates the efforts by previous studies in this field, but simultaneously recognize the limitations, and the need for further improvements.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Koi Yu Adolf Ng; John J Liu
ISBN: 9781137273680 1137273682
OCLC Number: 873482582
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Contemporary development of shipping and impacts on ports --
Global supply chains and trade logistics : from firm-focal to port-focal --
Logistics, supply chain and port evolution --
Port and trade industrial organization --
Government policies and the role of institutions --
Case study --
India --
Case study --
Brazil --
Port-focal logistics : the ideal for future global supply chains?
Responsibility: Adolf K.Y. Ng, University of Manitoba and John J. Liu, City University of Hong Kong.

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