Elements of Shipping

7th Edition

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Author: Mr Alan Edward Branch,Alan E. Branch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135729131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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Elements of Shipping was first published in 1964 and has become established as a market leader over its many editions. This latest version is entirely updated to take in the many changes that have occurred in the shipping industry in recent years and features new chapters on multimodalism, seaports and electronic data interchange. Emphasis is also placed on professionalism and the need to have the latest technology and professionally qualified personnel to operate a shipping service today. It remains essential reading for the shipping executive along with students and academics with an interest in the shipping industry.

Branch's Elements of Shipping

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Author: Alan Edward Branch,Michael Robarts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317662598

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

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Since it was first published in 1964, Elements of Shipping has become established as a market leader. Now in its ninth edition, Branch’s Elements of Shipping, renamed in memory of Alan Branch, has been updated throughout and revised to take in the many changes that have occurred in the shipping industry in recent years, including the impact of the economic crisis, the Panama Canal expansion and new legislation. All tables and data have been brought up-to-date and many new illustrations have been added. The book explains in a lucid, professional manner the basic elements of shipping, including operational, commercial, legal, economic, technical, managerial, logistical and financial considerations. It also explores how shipping markets behave and provides an overview of the international shipping industry and seaports. Filling a gap for the discerning reader who wishes to have a complete understanding of all the elements of the global shipping scene together with the interface with seaports, international trade and logistics, it remains essential reading for shipping executives along with students and academics with an interest in the shipping industry.

Maritime Economics

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Author: Martin Stopford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134742665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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Now in its second edition Maritime Economics provides a valuable introduction to the organisation and workings of the global shipping industry. The author outlines the economic theory as well as many of the operational practicalities involved. Extensively revised for the new edition, the book has many clear illustrations and tables. Topics covered include: * an overview of international trade * Maritime Law * economic organisation and principles * financing ships and shipping companies * market research and forecasting.

Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics

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Author: Alan E. Branch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134150954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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The development of international trade is driven by international logistics and management and the provision of the global supply chain. The ultimate objective of global supply chain management is to link the market place, distribution network, manufacturing/processing/assembly process, and procurement activity in such a way that customers are serviced at a higher level yet lower cost. Overall this has introduced a new breed of management in a computer literate environment operating in a global infrastructure. Addressing this complex topic, Alan Branch's new book fulfills two clear objectives: to provide a concise, standard work on the subject, written in lucid language that embraces all the ingredients of a notoriously complex subject with a strategic focus to extol best practices and focus on all areas of the industrial and consumer sectors and their interface with changing international market needs. Until now, no book dedicated to international logistics and supply chain management was available. Practically-oriented, this book features numerous case studies and diagrams from logistic operators. An ideal resource for management students, academics and managers who need a succinct treatment of global operations, Branch's book skillfully illustrates his ideas in practice. It is a book which should be on the shelf of every practitioner and student of the subject. Also available from Routledge: Elements of Shipping, Eighth Edition, Alan E. Branch. (978-0-415-36286-3) Maritime Economics: Management and Marketing, Alan E. Branch. (978-0-748-73986-8)

Economics of Shipping Practice and Management

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Author: Alan E. Branch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475739672

Category: Science

Page: 242

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BY Sir Frederic Bolton, M.C. Chairman 0/ F. Bolton Group Ltd, Director 0/ Sealink Ltd and a past President o/the General Council 0/ British Shipping The shipping industry has always lacked a body which can confer professional status on would-be practitioners: in that sense, unlike those closely allied to his responsibilities - the marine engineer, the shipowner or manager is obliged to remain an unqualified amateur. The latest addition to Mr Branch's list of titles goes a long way towards correcting this position: a proper study of the material in his book would clearly go far to confer the status of 'complete ship operator' upon anyone who was examined on its contents. Know ledge as comprehensive as that acquired through Mr Branch's book must provide a sound base on which to build the experience of practice. Contents Foreword v Pre/ace xi Acknowledgements xiii Diagrams xiv 1 Services Rendered by Sea Transport to International Trade 1 Function 0/ shipping and its relationship to international trade. Balance 0/ trade and balance 0/ payments. Relationship between world seaborne trade and world mercantile fleet. 2 Economics of International Trade 13 Function 0/ international trade. Survey 0/ international trade. Commodity trades. Flow o/manu/actured goods. Multinational companies. Freight /orwarding. Major trading areas o/the world. Pre/erential trading groups. International exchange rates. 3 Economics of Ship Design 31 Influence 0/ cost, construction and sa/ety /actors. Ship design criteria. Economics 0/ ship propulsion.

International Maritime Transport

Perspectives

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Author: Heather Leggate,James McConville,Alfonso Morvillo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134270585

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The importance of the international maritime transport industry is difficult to overstate. This new book presents an interdisciplinary approach from a wide range of internationally-based experts. International Maritime Transport represents a radical departure from previous works in its structure and approach. The section editors each discuss the state of the art in the opening chapter, before introducing a selection of works providing a wide-ranging analysis of the subject. Wide discretion of approach has provided literary freedom for individual opinion and analysis within the overall framework: this permits a level of innovation which is perhaps stifled by the more standardized model. Whilst each perspective can be seen as exclusive, together they form a comprehensive volume of issues in contemporary maritime transport. Topics covered include: ports as interfaces, logistics, manpower and skills, financial risk and opportunities, the regulatory framework. Each chapter contains an introduction which explains the context of the chapter within the book and the contemporary state of the art. Under the editorship of maritime experts James McConville, Alfonso Morvillo and Heather Leggate, the book is sure to be of interest to students and academics working on maritime studies, as well as being useful to professionals and policy makers in the maritime industry.

Polymer Nanocomposites for Dielectrics

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Author: Katie Zhong,Bin Li

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315340828

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Polymers have been used as dielectric materials owing to their light weight, great flexibility, and processability as well as high insulation properties. To enhance their performance for various desired dielectric applications, fabrication of polymeric nanocomposites is believed to be one of the most effective approaches. By controlling the nanomaterial dispersion and interfacial structures with the polymer matrices in nanocomposites, dielectric properties can be tailored for specific applications. This book reviews representative polymer nanocomposite systems, focusing on the roles of nanodispersion, interfacial structures, and properties of polymer matrix materials in the dielectric properties and energy storage performance. The book reviews various dielectric relaxation models applicable to the analysis of polymer nanocomposites. It compiles the recent progress in new dielectric polymer nanocomposites based on biomaterials and hybrid nanomaterial systems for advanced dielectric applications.

Strategic Issues in International Retailing

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Author: John Dawson,Roy Larke,Masao Mukoyama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134289073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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This important text takes a strategic approach, examining in-depth studies of a variety of retailers and marrying theory with practice to provide comprehensive coverage for students at every level. Illustrating and evaluating the strategies of international retailers, developing concepts and theories that enable an understanding of international retailing and showing the contrasts in the approaches adopted by major firms in their international operations, this important text is a must-read for all those studying or working in international retail.

Port Management and Operations

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Author: Maria G. Burns

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482206757

Category: Political Science

Page: 406

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With 80 percent of the world’s commodities being transported by water, ports are the pillars of the global economy. Port Management and Operations offers readers the opportunity to enhance their strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, while developing market foresight. It examines global port management practices at the regulatory, commercial, technological, operational, financial, and sociopolitical levels. This powerful sourcebook describes how seaports are being affected by the changes occurring nationally, regionally, and globally. Evaluating the new regulatory framework, it pinpoints the industry’s implementation readiness and identifies potential problem areas. The book classifies the spectrum of interrelated port management principles, strategies, and activities in a logical sequence and under four cornerstones—Port Strategy and Structure, Legal and Regulatory Framework, Input: Factors of Production, and Output and Economic Framework. Detailing best practices and the latest industry developments, the book highlights emerging challenges for port managers and identifies opportunities to develop forward-thinking strategies. It examines the effectiveness of current strategies, tactics, tools, and resources of numerous global ports and highlights the necessity of adopting a proactive stance in harmonizing the laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to the maritime, oil, and gas industries. The shipping industry has myriad complexities and this book provides maritime managers and professionals with the wide-ranging and up-to-date understanding required to thrive in today’s highly competitive and evolving environment.

Ship Sale and Purchase

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Author: Iain Goldrein,Matt Hannaford,Paul Turner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317984390

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Ship Sale and Purchase is an essential working guide for anyone involved in the business of making ship sale contracts and also in the resolution of related disputes. It continues to be of great practical use, highlighting typical problems and tensions between the parties to ship sale contracts, as well as best practice. This sixth edition contains a clause-by-clause commentary on SALEFORM 2012, the latest edition of the highly successful Memorandum of Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of Ships, issued by BIMCO and the Norwegian Shipbrokers Association. Key differences with the previous SALEFORM are described in order to help all involved get up to speed. Recent case law is evaluated to highlight contractual issues that have arisen in recent years and a comprehensive description of the many ways in which the standard form provisions may be modified to suit the particular requirements of each transaction. It provides complete coverage on the subject by including a practical overview of two other ship sale contracts, the current (1999) edition of Nipponsale and the first edition (2011) of the Singapore Ship Sale Form.

Poppy and Branch's Big Adventure

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Author: Mona Miller

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399558705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Poppy and Branch go on a hair-raising journey to save their friends.

Carry Me Home

Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution

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Author: Diane McWhorter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743226488

Category: History

Page: 704

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Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era’s climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation. "The Year of Birmingham," 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in America’s long civil rights struggle. Child demonstrators faced down police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches against segregation. Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated by bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing four young black girls. Diane McWhorter, daughter of a prominent Birmingham family, weaves together police and FBI records, archival documents, interviews with black activists and Klansmen, and personal memories into an extraordinary narrative of the personalities and events that brought about America’s second emancipation. In a new afterword—reporting last encounters with hero Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and describing the current drastic anti-immigration laws in Alabama—the author demonstrates that Alabama remains a civil rights crucible.

The Cartographic State

Maps, Territory, and the Origins of Sovereignty

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Author: Jordan Branch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040965

Category: History

Page: 242

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Describes the emergence of the territorial state and examines the role that cartography has played in shaping its linear boundaries.

Out of Branch's Bunker

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Author: Random House

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399558993

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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"Cover illustrated by Character Building and Fabio Laguna; interior illustrated by Character Building and Francesco Legramandi."

Commercial Shipping Handbook

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Author: Peter Brodie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317685180

Category: Law

Page: 362

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The Commercial Shipping Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone involved in international trade and a first step towards understanding the framework within which the international movement of goods by sea is conducted. The handbook gives concise explanations of the many activities that comprise shipping, explaining the terms and how they interrelate. Areas covered include: Documents used in international transport by sea e.g. the bill of lading and the charter-party – what they contain, the different types and examples of each Generic types of ships, cargoes, containers and ports Details of all the major maritime associations prominent in contract drafting and policy making, together with a brief explanation of their objectives The many extra costs and surcharges found in shipping, particularly in liner shipping Chartering terms, an explanation of each and their context Clauses appearing in bills of lading, in voyage charters and time charters Technical elements of shipping as they relate to the commercial operation of ships, for example tides and draughts Examples of principal documents Discussing over 1250 commercial shipping terms, this book will be an essential reference for all shipowners, charterers, managers and brokers and will also be of use to legal, insurance and banking professionals.

Libra

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Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042175

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When "history" presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped. A gripping, masterful blend of fact and fiction, alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created, Libra is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Unjust by Design

Canada's Administrative Justice System

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Author: Ron Ellis

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774824794

Category: Law

Page: 388

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Canadian legislatures regularly assign what are truly court functions to non-court, government tribunals. These executive branch “judicial” tribunals are surrogate courts and together comprise a little-known system of administrative justice that annually makes hundreds of thousands of contentious, life-altering judicial decisions concerning the everyday rights of both individuals and businesses. This book demonstrates that, except perhaps in Quebec, the administrative justice system is a justice system in name only. Failing to conform to rule-of-law principles or constitutional norms, its tribunals are neither independent nor impartial and are only providentially competent. Unjust by Design describes a justice system in transcendent need of major restructuring and provides a blueprint for change.

Christmas from the Heart of the Home

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Author: Susan Branch

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316106382

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

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Presents a collection of mouthwatering traditional and nontraditional Christmas dishes, including spiced cider, cranberry chicken, ginger squash, and steamed Christmas pudding

Shipping Law Handbook

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Author: Michael Bundock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135137226

Category: Law

Page: 968

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The Shipping Law Handbook brings together all essential source material for anyone involved in shipping disputes. This book provides a comprehensive collection of international conventions, statutes and statutory instruments, arbitration rules and the most commonly encountered bills of lading, charterparties, insuranceclauses, guarantees and other contracts. The Handbook is a highly practical and essential work for shipping lawyers, arbitrators, P&I Clubs and their correspondents, ship owners, ship managers, agents and brokers. Anyone involved in shipping will wish to keep this reference conveniently to hand.