Title

Maritime Trade Evolutions and Port City Developments in Asia

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

8-2011

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems

Editor

Ek Peng CHEW, Loo Hay LEE, and Loon Ching TANG

First Page

1

Last Page

54

ISBN

9789814329859

Publisher

World Scientific

City or Country

Singapore

Additional URL

http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8013