Maritime Trade Evolutions and Port City Developments in Asia
Historically, almost all goods transported worldwide have been carried by sea with the current estimate stands at approximately 90 percent by volume and 70 percent by worth. Maritime industry is an important economic sector as it has a direct impact on the prosperity of a region and/or city. This chapter presents a review on maritime trade evolution in Asia from the thirteenth centuries to the post-World War II, followed by an examination on the contemporary development of some major Asia ports. From the extant port literature, a list of factors affecting port competition and development is identified and reviewed. The chapter concludes with brief discussions on fruits for thought, future trend, challenges and opportunities facing the Asia maritime trade industry.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems
Ek Peng CHEW, Loo Hay LEE, and Loon Ching TANG
City or Country
YANG, X. J.; LOW, Joyce M. W.; and TANG, Loon Ching.
Maritime Trade Evolutions and Port City Developments in Asia. (2011). Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems. 1-54. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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