Contemporary Marine and Maritime Policy


Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: LAW066000

The importance of marine and maritime policy can hardly be overstated in view of the fact that over 90% of world trade is sea-borne and the economic interests of developed, developing and emerging economies alike are all heavily dependent on international trade and commerce. What is perhaps not so readily appreciated by the world community at large including the captains of relevant industries such as shipping, fisheries, cargo and insurance interests, is that environmental issues and concerns are at the very heart of commercial growth and development. This is where the “marine” as distinguished from the “maritime” interests fit into the equation. Both are intimately inter-connected and co-related to the extent that policy development in the field cannot be achieved in a rational manner without the consideration of both these essential factors.

This book attempts to bring together both these perspectives through the writings and contributions of a number of distinguished scholars in their respective fields of expertise. The editor is hopeful that the contributions of these individuals will serve to enhance knowledge and interest in marine and maritime policy development and formulation among those involved in this highly specialized area of endeavour, be they government administrators, private sector executives and managers, practitioners, researchers or scholars of related persuasions.

The term “policy” in this book carries a broad connotation referring to both policy that is primarily law based as well as policy formulated on economic and sociological considerations. Marine and maritime business, as a significant commercial activity in the world’s economy, is heavily regulated by law. In many areas of marine and maritime affairs, the nexus between legal policy and the policy influenced by market forces as well as their mutual interaction is highly significant, especially viewed from a historical perspective. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Demand, Supply and Sustainability: Some Considerations for Maritime Policies
(Jan Hoffmann, Vincent F. Valentine and Hassiba Benamara, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD))

Chapter 2. Key Elements to Think Maritime Policies: Pricing in the Shipping Markets
(Ricardo J. Sánchez, Georgina Cipoletta Tomassian and Daniel Perrotti, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC))

Chapter 3. Shipping Freight Derivatives: Practical Examples and Applications
(Manolis G. Kavussanos and Ilias D. Visvikis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece and others)

Chapter 4. Somali Piracy: A Security-Development Nexus
(Maximo Q. Mejia Jr., Maritime Industry Authority)

Chapter 5. Human Resource Practices in Seafaring: Opportunities for Improving Retention
(Stephen Cahoon, Livingstone Caesar and Jiangang Fei, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia)

Chapter 6. Maritime Policy in The North Sea Region: Application of the Cluster Approach
(Alfred J. Baird, Verena Flitsch, Nico Herz and Jutta Wolff, Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute, UK and others)

Chapter 7. The Issue of Air Emissions: Policy and Operational Considerations
(Orestis Schinas, Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany)

Chapter 8. Legal Framework for Environmental Aspects of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations: Selected Issues
(Jingjing Xu and Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK and others)

Chapter 9. Déjà vu? Maybe, Maybe Not: The Rotterdam Rules, Maritime Policy and Contract Law
(Manuel Alba, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 10. Treaty Implementation and the Usefulness of Model Legislation in the Development of National Maritime Regimes
(Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Lund University, Sweden and others)

Chapter 11. Form or Process: The Future of Maritime Governance
(Michael Roe, Plymouth University, UK)

Chapter 12. European Short Sea Shipping Policy Issues
(Ana Cristina Paixão Casaca, Study Group of Logistics, Business and Port Engineering, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil)

Chapter 13. A National Ports Strategy for Australia: A Political Analysis
(Sophia Everett, Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia)

Chapter 14. China’s Maritime Policy: From Liberation to the Shanghai Communiqué
(Gary A. Lombardo, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, USA)

Biography of the Editor

Biographies of the Chapter Contributors


1. researchers and students in marine and/or maritime universities, colleges, and training schools
2. general universities with marine and/or maritime subjects
3. consultants for maritime transportation or international trade
4. shipping company executives and managers
5. maritime administrations in different countries
6. port authorities in different countries

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