Innovations in Shipping
Innovations are dramatically changing the traditionally
conservative global ocean shipping industry as it works to become more efficient and more sustainable. Academic and former
shipping company owner Peter Lorange is best placed to make sense of how to approach and keep ahead of these changes. This
book explains what the key innovations are, how to ensure a return on investment, the barriers to innovation and how to overcome
them. Drawing on a number of specialist case studies, Lorange outlines the specific analytical and decision-making steps to
consider and the actions to take to arrive at a new strategic blueprint for modern shipping companies. This book is invaluable
for practising shipping company executives, advanced students of shipping, logistics, port management and maritime economics,
and investors deciding whether to invest in a particular shipping firm.
1. Introduction; 2. The shipping industry -
a status report; 3. Commodity and specialised shipping; 4. The role of innovations in shipping; 5. Important shipowners; 6.
Cases - introduction; 7. The shipping industry in the future.
Shipping expert Lorange explains his strategic framework
for modern shipping firms, for shipping executives and those preparing to enter the industry.