Global Liner Shipping is undergoing the largest transformation since the invention of the container itself. The core business models and business cultures which made the shipping lines successful are now failing. The coming decade will see the emergence of new business models suited for a new environment. This transformation is a source of significant opportunity for industry stakeholders, but equally a source of grave risk should existing companies fail to adapt accordingly. This book provides a foundation for industry stakeholders to understand the trends impacting the industry, allowing them to identify the right questions to ask in order to not only survive, but thrive towards 2025.
This two volume book presents an in-depth analysis of many of the most important issues facing today's shipping and port sectors. Volume 1 of Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy focuses on the application of theory to practice in Maritime Logistics.
In its March 2016 Economic Bulletin, the Central Bank of T & T stated that after negative growth of 1% in 2014, T & T's economy contracted by a further 2.1% in 2015, as per provisional data. Meanwhile, government revenue fell by 6.2% in FY 2014/15, with a 35% decline in energy collections outstripping increases in non-energy and capital receipts. Nonetheless, the recessionary environment is not without opportunity for the country's new leadership. As the Government of Keith Rowley, which assumed office in September 2015, works to bring government spending under control, policies aimed at economic diversification could be set to gain further traction. Moreover, given that T & T has a safety buffer in the form of strong foreign currency reserves and a sovereign wealth fund, there is a relatively room to manoeuvre.
This book is a detailed study of liner conferences, including their early history, which essentially argues that block exemption should be repealed.