||Ek Peng Chew, Loo Hay Lee, Loon Chin Tang
||World Scientific Pub Co Inc.
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Over the recent years, maritime logistics and supply chains have witnessed tremendous growth rates around the world, notwithstanding the recent economic downturn. Maritime transportation accounts for the majority of international trade and it has become a vital factor for the economic health of many nations. In emrging economies, more new ports have also been developed to tap into the global maritime logistics network. The global landscape of the martime industy is changing rapidly and this has generated many issues which are worthy of more in-depth research. In particular, topics related to maritime logistics and supply chains have been drawing immense attention of both academia and industry. The objective of this book is to reflect the recent developments in maritime logistics and supply chains, and to examine some research issues concerned with quantitative analysis on port competitiveness and decision support for maritime logistics and supply chain systems. Twelve papers have been selected for publication after a thorough peer review. The papers are categorized into two main areas: regional developments and performance analysis; and, ports and liners operations.