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Innovations in Shipping

  • Publication planned for: June 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108424875

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  • 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.

    • Provides examples of shipping-related innovations in action
    • Explains how key innovations can be initiated, step by step
    • Discusses practical steps to be taken to achieve a successful strategy in the shipping industry
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    'This book give an up-to-date view of the challenges facing shipping companies and should be required reading for (shipping) executives.' Kristian Jebsen, Chairman, Gearbulk

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    • Publication planned for: June 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108424875
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2020
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Peter Lorange, IMD
    Peter Lorange is Chairman of Lorange Network, Zurich, and was the Nestlé Professor of Strategy and the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Professor of International Shipping at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and former President of both IMD and the Norwegian School of Management. Former owner of and investor in several shipping companies, his industry and academic credentials make him a widely respected expert on the global shipping industry.

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