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Port Operations, Planning & Logistics
Informa Law, September 2009
Port Operations, Planning and Logistics is designed to offer a comprehensive and detailed analysis of world port systems through applying both theoretical and practical (managerial) approaches to port operations, management and policy.
The author will draw from a rare combination of extensive cross-management professional experience and established multi-disciplinary academic expertise to provide a comprehensive and structured publication that cuts across different research fields; economics, engineering, operations, technology, management, strategy and policy.
While encompassing various port topics; design, planning, operations, ICT and technology applications, investment and financing, pricing and asset management, marketing and strategy, institutional organisation, contracts and regulations, safety and security and environmental management, each supported with case studies, practical examples and illustrations of the latest developments in the field.
This book is part of the Lloyd's Practical Shipping Guides series.
- Port Development and Organisation
- Port Planning
- Port Operations
- Port Pricing
- Port Marketing and Competition
- Port Finance and Financing of Port Investments
- Port Information Management and Technology
- Port Performance and Productivity
- Port Safety
- Port Security
- Port Environment and Sustainability
- Port Policy
- Port Labour and HRM in Ports
- Port Logistics
- Trade Facilitation and Ports
Khalid Bichou is a port and transport logistics consultant with advanced qualifications and over 20 years of international experience including periods in senior positions and as Consultant and Adviser to global operators, governments and international agencies. His latest public appointments include specialist port adviser to the House of Commons, port policy advisor to the EP, international logistics advisor to SCLG, director ports logistics and maritime to AVCONET, and freight transport advisor to the MEDA forum.
Following a formal career of 15 years which included periods as transport economist in a global shipping line, transport investment analyst in a European bank, chief of transport investment section in a governmental agency, strategy & business development manager in two Nordic ports, director of port and maritime administration, and port and transport logistics specialist in two international agencies, he has operated for the last five years as an independent consultant. He has been involved in more than 60 consulting projects and advisory services in over 67 countries. He has also been active in professional training and capacity building and has designed and delivered over 45 workshops and seminars for the port maritime and logistics industries.
He has written widely and has published 3 books and over 50 academic papers and policy reports. His recent book ‘Port Operations, Planning and Logistics' received worldwide recognition in both industry and academia. He is co-founder of PORTeC at Imperial College and holds visiting academic and teaching positions in several British and overseas universities.
He holds a BA in Public Economics from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration, an MSc with Distinction in Port Management from the World Maritime University, an MSc with Distinction in International Logistics from the University of Plymouth, and a PhD in Port Operations and Logistics from Imperial College. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.
Khalid Bichou's Specialties:
His expertise spans economic, technical, financial, and policy areas with core competencies in port and maritime and operations, transport planning and infrastructure, freight and distribution logistics, and supply chain risk and security.