Chapter 2: The geography of maritime trade: globalisation and beyond
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This chapter introduces the principles of global trade, and in particular the maritime perspective. It outlines the historic development of maritime trade and transport to the present day, identifies the main trades and geographical regions, and discusses shifts in the structure of sea transport supply and demand from the perspective of transport and trade geography. Finally, the chapter closes with some thoughts on the future of globalisation from the perspective of maritime geography.

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