Shipping is by far the oldest global industry, exposed to market forces for centuries. It created a culture of competitive advantage way before management pundits coined this term. Innovation, and in particular technological innovation, has been the key to profitably outsmart competition.
Shipping Innovation, an unique 850-page textbook, puts developments in innovation into perspective for both students and professionals involved in the global maritime cluster. It consists of four parts covering a wide spectre of topics from many disciplines.
PART I - SHIPPING AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Part I provides a bird¡¯s eye view and explains the basics of the long term relationship and dynamics between shipping, shipbuilding and the global economy, offering a conceptual framework for analysing and understanding shipping markets.
- Chapter 1 Global Economy and Seaborne Trade
- Chapter 2 Global Shipbuilding Dynamics
- Chapter 3 Global Shipowning Dynamics
- Chapter 4 Analysis of Shipping Markets
PART II - SHIP INNOVATION
Part II discusses the origin and drivers that have resulted in today¡¯s myriad of ship types, each with their own competitive advantages. On this basis, a set of instruments is proposed to analyse the comparative performance of ships, assess performance limits, and derive from these insights a set of triggers to result in a methodological framework for pro-active innovation.
- Chapter 5 Oil Tankers
- Chapter 6 Bulk Carriers
- Chapter 7 Container Ships
- Chapter 8 Gas Tankers
- Chapter 9 Chemical Tankers
- Chapter 10 Other Ship Types
- Chapter 11 Shortsea Shipping
- Chapter 12 Ship Costs
- Chapter 13 Benchmarking, S-Curves and Innovation
- Chapter 14 Triggers for Shipping Innovation
- Chapter 15 Ports and Shipping
PART III: INNOVATION THEORY
Part III provides a comprehensive overview of innovation perspectives at various levels of aggregation, such as the economy, the cluster, the business, and the individual. As clusters are crucial for such innovation, some case studies are included from such prominent European maritime groupings, as well as a set of proposed cluster enablers.
- Chapter 16 Innovation and Wealth Creation
- Chapter 17 Innovation and Business
- Chapter 18 Innovation and the Individual
- Chapter 19 Innovation and Creativity
- Chapter 20 Innovation and Maritime Clusters
- Chapter 21 European Maritime Clusters
PART IV: SHIP DESIGN AND CASE-STUDIES
Part IV introduces and explains the complex design and innovation process of ships, it contains two detailed design studies and not only provides a number of case studies from the past, but also very topical ones related to the sustainability of shipping, such as ballast-free ships.
- Chapter 22 Ship Terminology and Design Methods
- Chapter 23 Container Ship Design
- Chapter 24 Ro-Ro Vessel Design
- Chapter 25 Forest Products Ships
- Chapter 26 Sustainable Shipping
- Chapter 27 Ballast-Free Ships
- Chapter 28 Chemical Tanker
- Chapter 29 Malacca-Max Containership
- Chapter 30 Thinking out of the Box
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