Geographies of Maritime Transport
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Geographies of Maritime Transport

Edited by Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios

This multidisciplinary book delivers a unique collection of well-considered, empirically rich and critical contributions on maritime transport geographies. It covers a wide range of markets and territories as well as institutional, environmental and future issues.
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Chapter 2: The geography of maritime trade: globalisation and beyond

Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios

Abstract

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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