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Today, marine cargo management is playing critically important role in transportation of the various goods between selling and buying parties. It shall be noted, however, that even though more than ninety percent of the whole international trade is conducted by sea, people commonly have quite little knowledge about the cargo management.

This unique publication is intended to provide absolute clear and very comprehensive intro to the major elements that are involved in the marine cargo management and transportation of cargoes by sea. It analyzes the key theories and is expected to be equally instructive on both logistics and practice. In addition, the volume will provide a thorough guidance to the roles of all parties of the industry together with the responsibilities assigned to those parties.

This edition incorporates all recent changes in the procedures and legislation, including Incoterms 2010, dry/liquids cargo management, salvage and cabotage, risk management, tramp shipping matters, offshore supply management, the IMDG Code and many other important issues that were considered necessary to include in this second release of the publication to make it even more useful to the readers.

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Due to service innovation and pressures to improve agility and greenness, daily logistics optimization is becoming important in Japan, especially for small businesses like convenience stores and supermarkets. A recent review of articles published on supply chain management within the last decade has revealed a scarcity of models that capture dynamic aspects relevant to real-world applications and has underscored the need for extensive studies on this topic.

In view of these observations, in this chapter, we investigate three-echelon logistic network optimization and provide a practical hybrid metaheuristic method.The model supports decision making at the tactical level for daily planning and inventory management in the presence of demand deviation. To deal with this problem, we extend our strategic approach to include some decisions at the operational level. In particular, we consider the multivehicle routing problem while taking into account inventory management issues.

By taking into account the dynamics of demand and warehouse inventory, we try to give a practical approach that can provide innovative resolutions to daily planning problems. Then, to examine some effects of demand deviation on inventory condition, we carried out a parametric study regarding ordering points. The final aim of this study is to develop an integrated information and decision support system that can dynamically manage appropriate databases of resources and product demand.

Additional work must be undertaken to realize this goal, such as the deployment of variants of the basic idea and the use of parallel computation to increase the speed of finding solutions and to enhance information retrieval and the visualization of results on a real map...

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Nowadays, it is one of the true facts about the maritime industry that the vessels compete for the business by making their best trying to keep the operating costs at a very minimum. Ship registries are competing for the registrations with policies promising low costs, by keeping the fees and taxes low - same applies to the regulatory requirements.

This situation mirrors broader trends in globalization. In a world of freer trade, as Miles Kahler points out, more and more state policies have come to be seen as "disguised protectionism" or so-called non-tariff barriers; the concern has actually arisen about demands that they would better be removed to support trade without obstacles.

And, a slightly nuanced variation of subject concern is that, rather than forcing standards downward, globalization would cause them to fail to rise when they otherwise should; the economic disadvantages in a globalized world to being the very first state to increase the environmental regulation will definitely prevent states from doing so.

Lyuba Zarsky refers to the above stated process as being "stuck in the mud." This book will give you all required information about these aspects to keep you in a loop with the latest trends of the shipping industry.

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The ultimate aim of this volume was to provide a good overview of the port economics for students, scientists and professionals of the maritime industry. Apart from the introductory part, the book has been divided into five major parts all of them being self-contained and addressing demand for the services provided by port, provision of such services using such functions as cost, production and investment, general equilibrium approach, natural monopolies and cost benefit analysis.

We know that the ports are deservedly treated as the arteries of the economic organism; the present publication is a real must-read book for all people who are required to have knowledge of the port economics; it will also serve as an excellent additional to the book shelf of any economics enthusiast. We definitely recommend it to all participants of the shipping industry especially to the persons engaged in port activities and we are quite sure that all of them will find something useful in the content of this highly useful and informative volume.

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The present publication discusses the economic and environmental impacts of so many policy instruments that can be or already can be applied in order to address these impacts and reviews examples of the environmental aspects and also discusses the drivers of port activities.

It particularly draws on findings from case studies of five largest ports, namely Rotterdam, Busan, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Long Beach; it also provides more ad hoc information regarding other ports. The volume opens with some introductory info addressing the activity levels in sea ports and describing the most important environmental issues that are directly relating to the port activities.

The second chapter is providing several real life case studies while the third chapter is solely devoted to the exhaust emissions, such as the SOx, NOx, particulate matter, VOC, i.e. volatile organic compounds emissions and measures that are commonly taken to cope with the emissions; the fuel quality is also addressed within this chapter.

The rest of the chapters are dealing with the greenhouse gases, other environmental problems, feeder traffic, port state authority and other aspects considered important by the author.

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This eighth release of the world famous and popular textbook on shipping is completely revised and updated, including about seventy percent of absolutely new material; the volume is now reflecting all important changes in the industry which emerged in the pas decades.

In addition, the author has focused his attention on the new tonnage developments, new conventions presented by IMO, vessel productivity, privatization of the sea ports, ship management, documentation, customs and logistics matters, electronic commerce, rapidly changing pattern of the world trade and vessel ownership, containerization and multi-modalism, Incoterms 2000, chartering, transportation of the dangerous cargo, ships agents and international agencies, cruise shipping industry, freight rates, ship operation and other important issues.

Most of the chapters in this volume have been significantly enlarged and written in a very simple but lucid manner, being supplemented by the analysis, professionalism and pragmatism. The text is taking account of the expected future trends; numerous data tables, diagrams and real life case studies have been included by the author to supplement the narrative. The volume is reflecting the author’s extensive shipping experience, spanning fifty years in the maritime industry, as well as consultancy and lecturing in over thirty countries...

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In the recent decades, newly established requirements and numerous intergovernmental regulations relating to the ship technology for reduced pollution as well as environmental impact have become very strict; the response to the demand of greening of the maritime transport has been recognized as one of the most importanе factors concerning global warming and climatic change.

It means that there is a huge demand for the environmentally friendly technical solutions that would offer significant reduction of the exhaust gases. In addition, the increased competition in maritime technologies requires more economical ships. As a result, minimization of vessel resistance/drag has turned into a central issue.

From the other side, the superior swimming and maneuvering capabilities of aquatic animals has motivated research on fish-like propulsion for many years in the past. The book is covering all recent major developments in the marine transportation and exploitation of the ocean resources, bringing together a great selection of documents that reflect the fundamental areas of the research in the fields of ship machinery, design and hydrodynamics, marine structures, safety, reliability, ship construction yard technology, and others.

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Delivery of the cargo by the carriers is considered an integral part in the contract commonly made for the marine transportation of the goods. The title of the present publication is self-explanatory.

The book opens with the chapter describing the legal systems on goods delivery including the international regimes and relevant Chinese legislations, while the second chapter is dedicated to the legal meanings of the cargo delivery covering the contractual meanings, delivery/responsibility period, as well as the comparison of cargo delivery under the sales contract and contract of carriage including distinctions and interrelations.

The rest of the chapters address the delivery identification, carrier's obligations and liabilities on delivery, remedies for the carries in case the consignee has failed to take the delivery etc. Numerous real life case studies are also included together with the terminology explained, and appendices with some of the Chinese official documents, namely Maritime Code and Contract Law of PRC.

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