Published February 2018 (Hardback November 2014)
Based on in-depth empirical research, this book develops our understanding of maritime transport costs, the maritime industry and the competitiveness of regions in a global market environment through a geographical lens. Further, the book uses a unique set of data that gives an extensive insight into Latin American international maritime transport costs and its determinants.
This is a clear call for policy makers and port authorities to strengthen transnational cooperation in order to improve the development of the whole system of maritime transport, focusing on the causes that put regions at risk of becoming peripheral and uncompetitive.
Contents: Foreword, Jan Hoffmann; Introduction; Theoretical framework; Determinants of maritime transport costs - defining the dimensions of complexity; Empirical analysis; Revealing the complexity of maritime transport costs - empirical results and analysis; Beyond the role of distance - maritime industry and network structures - as determinants of competitiveness in international trade; Appendices; References; Index.