Transport Nodal System

  • ID: 4398532
  • Book
  • 204 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Transport Nodal System provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of transport nodes and nodal systems, focusing on economic, operational, management, planning, policy, regulation and sustainability perspectives. Through a deep analysis on different types of transport nodes from diverse perspectives, this book shows the major issues and challenges that transport node planners, managers, and policymakers face, and how to address them. The book provides a clear framework for identifying the common attributes across all nodes that contribute to the efficient operations, planning, and management of transport facilities.

Transport nodes such as seaports, inland terminals, airports, highways, and railroads are hubs in a multimodal transportation network that facilitate the smooth operation of passengers and freight. The book uniquely uses the transport node itself rather than a specific type of structure for a specific type of transport mode as the primary focus of analysis. While stressing the importance of transport nodes in developing efficient logistics and supply chains, the book also demonstrates that transport nodes are geographically embedded within a particular location, and that operations are inevitably affected by local factors, such as culture, the economy, the political and regulatory environment and other institutions.

  • Provides a unified look at multimodal transportation nodes to gain a better understanding of total system performance
  • Includes numerous case studies from developed and emerging economies
  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach where policy, regulations, economics, strategic management, operations, sustainability and technological innovation are considered together
  • Features chapters by scholars who specialize in different transport modes (land, sea and air)
  • Up-to-date outcomes utilizing author's original research provide a systematic investigation of the nodal system in both theory and practice
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1. Introduction 2. Transport Networks and Impacts on Transport Nodes 3. Measuring Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems 4. Policy and Regulations of Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems 5. Congestion in Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems 6. Planning Transport Node and Nodal System Projects 7. Sustainability and Resilience of Transport Nodes and the Nodal System 8. Transport Nodes and Supply Chain Sustainability 9. Innovations in Transport Nodes and Nodal Systems: Airship Transportation Systems and Aerodome Requirements 10. Climate Change and its Impact: Opening up the Arctic Seas for Maritime Transport

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Ng, Adolf
Adolf K.Y. Ng is a Professor of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba and the Director of their Transport Institute. Obtained his DPhil from University of Oxford, he is a co-editor of Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports (Routledge, Aug-15), a co-author of Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains (Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 14), and the author of more than 60 journal articles. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of Maritime Policy & Management, Senior Editor of European Journal of International Management, Co-Editor of Journal of Transport Literature, Associate Editor of The Maritime Economist, an Editorial Board Member of several reputable scholarly journals in transport and logistics, and a Council Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME).
Jiang, Changmin
Changmin Jiang is Assistant Professor of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba and an Associate of their Transport Institute. He is considered one of the leading worldwide young scholars of aviation, rail, and maritime transport economics and policy.
Larson, Paul
Paul D. Larson, Ph.D. is the CN Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba. He is also currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow/Professor in SCM and Social Responsibility at Hanken University. From 2005 to 2011, he was Head of the SCM Department and Director of the Transport Institute at the University of Manitoba. From 2006 to 2009, he led a curriculum development team, creating a new accreditation program for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), which has since merged with Supply Chain Logistics Canada to become the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA). The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), under its former name, National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), funded Dr. Larson's doctoral dissertation, which won the 1991 Academy of Marketing Science/Alpha Kappa Psi award. In 2012, working with the Greater Toronto Leadership Project, he wrote Supplier Diversity in the GTA: Business Case and Best Practices. Dr. Larson serves on the Editorial Review Boards of Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Mana. . On February 18, 2017, he stood at Uhuru peak, Tanzania, the highest point in Africa, for a second time. He can be reached via e-mail at:
Prentice, Barry
Barry Prentice is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba, Associate of their Transport Institute, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Transportation Research Forum. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 research reports and journal articles, is former President of National Transportation Week, former Honorary President of Canadian Institute for Traffic and Transportation, and former President of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.
Duval, David Timothy
David Timothy Duval is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg. His academic work focuses on the economic and legal regulation of commercial air transport. He is the Editor of Air Transport in the Asia Pacific (Ashgate, Nov-14).
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