ABOUT THE BOOK
Modern shipping operations and transport management take cognizance of several issues, including socio-cultural values of nations and international trade linkages in an age of shrinking world and globalized economies. The astonishing impact of modern information technology on human and societal existence today, especially for the past thirty years, is said to be much greater than its cumulative impact on human civilization since creation. However, within that same period (the past three decades), the Nigerian shipping/maritime industry continuously suffered from paucity of professional and technical literature to guide it through the evolving and globalized trends. In this regards, Foundations of Shipping Operations and Transport Management is a child of necessity in this critical time of Nigeria’s national transformation. In today’s Nigerian industrial development, the text is a major benchmark in academic and professional excellence; a compendium that is well structured and researched. It covers a broad range of areas in shipping operations and transport management, such as international trade and shipping services, shipping market, shipping and port finance, shipping demand, human resource management, strategic management, port productivity, maritime labour, road and vehicle maintenance, sea transport geography, and law of business and carriage by sea. The book contains 505 pages and 22 chapters.