Port Infrastructure Finance

Author: Hilde Meersman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317688635
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides an expert analysis of alternative investments routes and the investment strategies available to the major port players, and is a much-needed guide to expanding the investor base for private debt funding of projects from loan providers to bond investors. Port infrastructure investments are vitally important to all ports throughout the world; without these investments, the competitive position of ports and of the dependent logistics sector will deteriorate. National/regional governments and the local port authorities are no longer a guaranteed source of sufficient financial input to meet the continuous port infrastructure investment needs of major ports. It is, therefore, increasingly crucial for ports to broaden their strategies and secure alternative streams of investment. This book provides expert insight into areas of port infrastructure finance across the main regions of Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. Topics include how to estimate future demand by way of forecasting; Public-Private Partnerships; corporatisation; the pricing mechanisms for syndicated loans; European port privatisation; finance strategies for ports in Asia, the USA and Africa; and a discussion of the investment strategies available to the major port players. Port Infrastructure Finance is an invaluable book for all parties involved in the port and maritime business, as well as investment companies, banks and other financial institutions involved in infrastructure investment.

The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business

Author: Costas Grammenos
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135134065
Format: PDF
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This book is the founding title in the Grammenos Library. The diversity of the subjects covered is unique and the results of research developed over many years are not only comprehensive, but also have important implications on real life issues in maritime business. The new edition covers a vast number of topics, including: • Shipping Economics and Maritime Nexus • International Seaborne Trade • Economics of Shipping Market and Shipping Cycles • Economics of Shipping Sectors • Issues in Liner Shipping • Economics of Maritime Safety and Seafaring Labour Market • National and International Shipping Policies • Aspects of Shipping Management and Operations• Shipping Investment and Finance • Port Economics and Management • Aspects of International Logistics

Commodity Trade and Finance

Author: Michael Tamvakis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317663365
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What affects the supply of oil? How important is the weather in determining grain prices? Why has the price of copper skyrocketed? This unique book analyses the economics of key commodity groups, including energy, agriculture and metals. It examines the supply/demand fundamentals of several major and minor commodities, physical characteristics, production and consumption patterns, trade flows and pricing mechanisms. It also explains the main tools used to hedge price risk, such as futures, options and swaps. This second edition has been fully revised and restructured, and contains four new chapters, including oil refining, electricity and price risk management for energy, metals and agricultural commodities This book is an indispensable reference text for students, academics and those working in the commodity business.

Design of Marine Facilities for the Berthing Mooring and Repair of Vessels

Author: John W. Gaythwaite
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784407264
Format: PDF, Docs
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This valuable handbook for practicing engineers covers the design of marine structures for the berthing, mooring, and repair of vessels, such structures as piers, wharves, bulkheads, quay walls, dolphins, dry docks, floating docks, and various ancillary structures. Descriptions of vessel characteristics, dry dock types, and inspection, as well as assessment of existing facilities are all incorporated in this comprehensive marine facilities reference. At the end of each chapter, in-depth references are provided so that a given subject can be readily explored. Important design standards, 197 line drawings, and 53 photos, as well as numerous graphs and tables for quick reference, are incorporated in the book. Civil and structural engineers involved in port and harbor structures design will find this book an excellent introductory text because it covers all structural types that are likely to be encountered in port, harbor, and marine terminal designs.

Future Challenges for the Port and Shipping Sector

Author: Hilde Meersman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317912802
Format: PDF
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Future Challenges for the Port and Shipping Sector discusses the issues that most influence the future of the maritime and port industries. Important topics covered in this book include: Maritime trade, future trade flows, evolutions in international trade, shipping capacity and demand Developments in ship construction and their economic consequences Future developments in ports: technology and economics The future role of port authorities The future development in ports Financial developments This book looks at shipping from an holistic point of view and will be especially compelling in these challenging times.

Maritime Safety Security and Piracy

Author: Wayne Talley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135134413
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Security and other safety issues are more important than ever in the maritime industry. Maritime Safety, Security and Piracy is the first book to discuss safety, security and piracy in the maritime context. The book is divided into two parts, ships and ports, and covers issues such as: • Ship safety assessments • European ship safety • Ship accidents • Pirates’ behaviours • Port state control inspections • Port security • Port theft

Public Infrastructure Asset Management Second Edition

Author: Waheed Uddin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071820124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Latest Tools and Techniques for Managing Infrastructure Assets Fully updated throughout, this practical resource provides a proven, cost-effective infrastructure asset management framework that integrates planning, design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation. Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition, describes the most current methodologies for effectively managing roads, bridges, airports, utility services, water and waste facilities, parks, public buildings, and sports complexes. This comprehensive guide covers information management and decision support systems, including proprietary solutions and new technological developments such as cloud storage. The book discusses total quality management, economics, life-cycle analysis, and maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction programming. Up-to-date examples and real-world case studies illustrate the practical applications of the concepts presented in this thoroughly revised reference. This new edition features: Planning, needs assessment, and performance indicators Database management, data needs, and analysis Inventory, historical, and environmental data In-service monitoring and evaluation data Performance modeling and failure analysis Design for infrastructure service life Construction Maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction strategies, policies, and treatment alternatives Dealing with new or alternate concepts Prioritization, optimization, and work programs Integrated infrastructure asset management systems Visual IMS: an illustrative infrastructure management system and applications Available asset management system and commercial off-the-shelf providers Benefits of implementing an asset management system Sustainability, environmental stewardship, and asset management Future directions for infrastructure asset management

Modelling and Forecasting in Dry Bulk Shipping

Author: Shun Chen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317701615
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book models price behaviour and forecasts prices in the dry bulk shipping market, a major component of the world shipping industry. Recent uncertainties in the world economy, shipbuilding developments and fleet changes mean the dry bulk shipping market has become extremely volatile, highly speculative and more sensitive to external shocks. In response to these challenging circumstances, this book models price behaviour and forecasts prices in various markets including the freight market, the new build ship market and the second-hand ship market. The authors have carried out an extensive investigation of dry bulk shipping over a 60-year period in diverse sub-markets, trading routes, market conditions and dry bulk vessels. The authors also propose a framework for analysing and modelling the economic processes of numerous variables in the dry bulk shipping market, making use of modern econometric techniques and other economic approaches. This will be especially useful for the control and assessment of risk for ship owners and charterers in ship operation, ship chartering and ship trading activities. This book will be extremely useful for shipbuilders, owners and charterers, as well as shipping analysts and policymakers. It will also be of great interest to academics and researchers concerned with the economics of the shipping industry.

Port Economics

Author: Wayne K. Talley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317358961
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Port Economics is the study of the economic decisions (and their consequences) of the users and providers of port services. A port works as an "engine" for economic development. This book provides a detailed discussion of port freight service users, such as freight water and land carriers, that have their ships and vehicles serviced and their cargoes unloaded by ports, as well as passenger services such as ferry carriers which are serviced by ferry passenger ports. This text continues to enhance our understanding of port economics by exploring the economic theories, supply and demand curves, and the actual and opportunity costs relating to the carriers, shippers and passengers who use ports. This new edition has been updated throughout. This includes: An expanded discussion of container, break-bulk, dry-bulk, liquid-bulk and neo-bulk ports; An introduction of port service chains, hinterland transport chains, maritime transport chains and port multi-service congestion; A discussion of seaborne trade, dry ports, port centrality and connectivity and free trade zones. This updated and comprehensive introduction to port economics will be of benefit to students and researchers in their study of port economics and management. It is also of great importance to professionals who manage and operate ports as well as freight and passenger carriers.

The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics

Author: Wayne K. Talley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444330241
Format: PDF
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The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics presents comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the entire scope of issues relating to shipping and port economics. Featuring contributions from the most respected international specialists in the field, this volume offers up-to-date insights into all facets of shipping history, domestic rivers and canals vs. international high seas shipping, ferry and cruise ship service, legal issues, insurance, as well as providing a standard economic analysis of issues related to shipping and...