A Research Agenda for Transport Policy
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A Research Agenda for Transport Policy

Edited by John Stanley and David A. Hensher

Everyone has an opinion on transport: it significantly affects daily lives. This book highlights key transport opportunities and challenges, and identifies research requirements to inform policy discussion and support better societal outcomes. It does this by scanning across modes, continents, technologies and socio-economic settings, looking for common threads, points of difference and opportunities to make a difference. The book should appeal to prospective post-graduate students, professionals in transport and related fields, and those interested in better places and good discussions.
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Chapter 10: A maritime research agenda in transport policy

Michael Bell

Abstract

Starting with a review of structural shifts in world trade driven largely by new technologies and a need to improve the environment, changes in the shipping industry are examined. Three key research themes are identified. The first relates to the best use of information technology to improve the transparency, accuracy, security and speed of the document exchange that facilitates international maritime trade. The second concerns the optimisation of the fuel mix used by shipping to achieve evolving environmental constraints and economic goals. The third relates to the implications for shipping, ports and supply chains of the eventual automation of ships.

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