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Contemporary Container Security

  • Addresses Container Security as a coherent topic for the first time

  • Presents a range of approaches and perspectives along the maritime supply chain

  • Responds to current trends in shipping security such as rising powers, competitive multi-polarity and asymmetric threats


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series (PSME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 1-17
  3. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 19-34
  4. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 35-61
  5. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 63-79
  6. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 81-119
  7. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 121-137
  8. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 139-161
  9. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 163-183
  10. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 185-194
  11. Girish Gujar, Adolf K. Y. Ng, Zaili Yang
    Pages 195-201
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 203-216

About this book


This book belongs to the Port Economics and Global Supply Chain Management strand of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series, commissioned by Hercules Haralambides.

This book addresses the security of the global system of maritime-based trade, with a focus on container security. Existing discussions about maritime security are almost always tactical, myopic, and fragmented. This book strives to overcome such defects by discussing maritime security from its myriad perspectives – how we should think about it, how we could measure it, and how we can better manage/control it. In this way, the authors examine the ways in which maritime stakeholders can and should work together to build a more secure and resilient global system of maritime trade.




Port economics Global supply chain management Maritime security Ocean transportation Containerization Container security Smart shipping Port community systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Business and ManagementBeijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International CollegeZhuhaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Supply Chain ManagementAsper School of Business St. John’s College University of ManitobaWinnipeg, MBCanada
  3. 3.Department of Maritime & Mechanical EngineeringLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

About the authors

Girish Gujar is a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. He is an ex-marine chief engineer with over a decade long sea faring experiences on board various kinds of ships. Also, he has extensive experience in the logistics industry having worked in India, Middle East and Europe for 15 years.

Adolf K.Y. Ng is Professor of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is also an Associate Editor of Maritime Policy & Management, Senior Editor of the European Journal of International Management, and an editorial board member of several reputable scholarly journals in transport and logistics. 

Zaili Yang is Professor of Maritime Transport at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He is a member of editorial boards of seven international journals and has also served as a member of review boards for national research councils of USA, UK, Norway, and China. He has won several awards for his research work.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contemporary Container Security
  • Authors Girish Gujar
    Adolf K. Y. Ng
    Zaili Yang
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-98133-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40378-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-98134-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Maritime Economics
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