THE HANDBOOK OF MARITIME ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS: MARINE INSURANCE LEGISLATION
Edited by Costas Th. Grammenos
ISBN: 978 1 84311 880 0
Lloyds List, London
NEW FROM LLOYD’S– AND THE LATEST FROM THE GRAMMENOS LIBRARY: AN INDISPENSABLE REFERENCE BOOK ON ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ISSUES IN THE WORLD OF SHIPPING
A gratitude by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
If you’re professionally associated with the globe of shipping, whether beginner or skilled professional, student or elderly scholastic, you’re most likely aware of currently well understood first version (published in 2002) of this expertly compiled and completely looked into Handbook. This 2nd version, published June 2010 provides a wide range of new product showing the extensive and also countless modifications that have actually influenced delivery markets in these intervening eight years, but even more of that later on.
One of the latest publications from Lloyd’s, this version includes within its 1000+ web pages a collection of definitive write-ups on a large range of delivery topics from forty of the globe’s top academics from 30 universities in 18 different countries, varying alphabetically from Professor Patrick M. Alderton to Professor Manfred Zachcial. Read their biographical information in the 15-page List of Contributors and also prepare to be astounded. What a globe of expertise and authority in between two covers!
Remarkably, Alderton, to mention only one example, is specifically noteworthy in our sight for having fled to sea age seventeen and also ‘attempting most kinds of ships’ before starting his powerful academic job. No ivory tower theorist he– incorporating both sensible as well as theoretical insights as ideal, as do most of his fellow contributors.
As editor Professor Grammenos states, the Handbook has actually been directly or indirectly affected by the occasion of 21st century’s very first years; from the explosive growth rates in China, to the appearance of globe economic crisis with all its problems, including the United States subprime crisis and the ‘poisonous items’ it stimulated. There is substantial new material in the Handbook, from an evaluation of products rates variations … to actions for controlling air pollution from ships … to a conversation of resources markets as a source in shipping financing.
The series of delivering issues provided is definitely wide, and also complete, from International Seaborne Trade and Shipping Investment Finance and also Strategy, to International Logistics as well as IT.
The index is adequately outlined and also the number of bibliographical references (mainly in the end-notes which add each phase) is vast– and a gold mine of sources if you’re carrying out study. The Handbook, simply put, is an important work of referral which will show of tremendous worth to everybody associated with the financial as well as service facets of shipping.
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