Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics

Making Global Supply Chains Effective

  • Chung-Yee Lee
  • Qiang Meng

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 220)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Container Terminal Operation: Innovations, Trends, Competition and Business Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xinjia Jiang, Ek Peng Chew, Loo Hay Lee
      Pages 3-41
    3. Theo E. Notteboom, Peter W. de Langen
      Pages 75-95
    4. Paul Tae-Woo Lee, Jasmine Siu Lee Lam
      Pages 97-136
    5. Chin-Shan Lu, Pei-Hsuan Chang
      Pages 137-160
  3. Shipping Liners: Tactical and Operational Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Dong-Ping Song, Jing-Xin Dong
      Pages 163-208
    3. Xiangtong Qi
      Pages 231-249
    4. Christian E. M. Plum, David Pisinger, Peter N. Jensen
      Pages 251-278
    5. Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Christos A. Kontovas
      Pages 315-358
    6. Shuaian Wang, Zhiyuan Liu
      Pages 359-395
  4. Shippers and Global Supply Chain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Zhou Xu, Xiaofan Lai
      Pages 399-427
    3. Albert Veenstra
      Pages 429-450
    4. Lóránt A. Tavasszy, Olga Ivanova, Ronald Aprilyanto Halim
      Pages 451-475
    5. Eon-Seong Lee, Dong-Wook Song
      Pages 477-496
    6. Yann Bouchery, Stefano Fazi, Jan C. Fransoo
      Pages 497-520
    7. George Panagakos, Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Even Ambros Holte
      Pages 521-550
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 551-552

About this book


This book focuses on the impact of ocean transport logistics on global supply chains. It is the first book solely dedicated to the topic, linking the interaction of parties along this chain, including shippers, terminal operators and line carriers. While ocean container transport logistics has been greatly studied, there are many important issues that have yet to receive the attention they deserve. The editors and contributing authors of Ocean Container Transport Logistics: Making Global Supply Chains Effective now seek to address these topics and shed new light on the subject.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I examines the innovation, trends, and various competition and business models appertaining container terminal operations. In Part II, the book looks at how tactical and operational management is currently applied to shipping liners. The chapters cover topics such as empty container repositioning, slow steaming, routing, and network design and disruption management. Finally Part III explores shippers and global supply chain management, with chapters on transportation service procurement, hinterland transportation, green corridors, as well as competition and co-operation in maritime logistics operations. The eighteen chapters of the book all highlight the immediate effect of ocean transport logistics on global supply chains.


Global Supply Chains Ocean Containers Ocean Transport Logistics Option Contracts Supply Chain Contracts Supply Chain Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Chung-Yee Lee
    • 1
  • Qiang Meng
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Industrial Engineering & Logistics MgmtThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyClear Water Bay, KowloonHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil & Environmental EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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