PortEconomics member co-director Theo Notteboom and Porteconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue, together with Jon Shaw from the University of Plymouth, have edited the SAGE Handbook of Transport Studies.
The book, which officially launched in June 2013, is an authoritative survey of contemporary transportation systems in view of economic, social, technical and environmental challenges. Incorporating an extensive range of approaches – from modes, terminals, planning and policy to more recent developments related to supply chain management, information systems and sustainability/ecology – the work provides a cohesive and extensive overview of the discipline.
Authored by some 40 international experts in their field, each individual chapter bridges a broad range of conceptual, theoretical and geographical perspectives, and the handbook is divided into six sections:
- Transport in the Global World,
- Transport in Regions and Localities,
- Transport, Economy and Society,
- Transport Policy,
- Transport Networks and Models,
- Transport and the Environment.
This Handbook will be an indispensable resource for academics, planners, and policy-makers. Several chapters in the book are dedicated to port and maritime themes. More info on the book can be found on the book’s homepage.