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- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00
In a world in which global trade is at risk, where warehouses and airports, shipping lanes and seaports try to guard against the likes of Al Qaeda and Somali pirates, and natural disaster can disrupt the flow of goods, even our ?stuff? has a political life. The high stakes of logistics are not surprising, Deborah Cowen reveals, if we understand its... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 79.95
?The liner shipping network design delivers schedules and routes for ships that continuously visit harbours on a closed round trip. Examples of such ships are container ships that in many cases maintain a weekly harbour visiting frequency. Volker Windeck elaborates a liner shipping network design approach which is not only considering the harbours... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
This insightful book discusses the use of Cost - Benefit Analysis (CBA) for transport policy options from an ethical perspective. Each detailed chapter deals with issues such as; the use and ethical aspects of CBA in transport, social exclusion, the environment and long term sustainability, safety, ethics of research and modelling transport. It summarizes... more...
- Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 33.95
The TAZARA (Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority), or Freedom Railway, from Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian coast to the Copperbelt region of Zambia, was instrumental in fostering one of the most sweeping development transitions in postcolonial Africa. Built during the height of the Cold War, the railway... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 73.95
The development of international trade is driven by international logistics and management and the provision of the global supply chain. The ultimate objective of global supply chain management is to link the market place, distribution network, manufacturing/processing/assembly process, and procurement activity in such a way that customers are serviced... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 189.00
Although being huge by any measure, Chinese Railways are a bottleneck for economic growth in China. The state-owned enterprise returns a small profit but is severely capacity constrained and burdened with inefficiency. A comprehensive reform and efficiency improvement program needs to be developed in order to enable Chinese Railways to support further... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 60.00
MTRC and KCRC moved millions of passengers daily and generated millions of profits. Both government-owned corporations were commercially and financially successful, but not without public controversies as Hong Kong went through drastic socio-political changes in the last three decades. Upon a possible MTRC-KCRC merger, this book offers the first comprehensive... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00
What role does China play in Africa's development? What drives China's increasing economic involvement in the continent? This paper attempts to provide a quantified assessment of China's multifaceted influence as market, donor, financer and investor, and contractor and builder. Though in the past official development aid predominated, the paper argues... more...