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The Human Element in Container Shipping


Edited By Burkhard Lemper, Thomas Pawlik and Susanne Neumann

The shipping industry is run by people and for people. Thus, the main element in shipping is the «human element» – the mariners at all levels. Since the human element aboard vessels – being in and coping with a very special environment – is the crucial point of every transport chain, it is important to take a closer look at maritime human resource management issues which are scarcely tackled in scientific literature. This book deals with topics such as the criminalization of seafarers, piracy as part of shipping companies’ risk management, corporate social responsibility and human error in shipping.


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Burkhard Lemper Thomas Pawlik Susanne Neumann Dr. Burkhard Lemper is Director and Head of the Maritime Economics and Transport Department at the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL), Bremen, Germany, and honorary professor at Bremen University of Applied Sciences. He has managed a wide variety of projects for individual clients in the maritime industry, especially for port authorities, ship yards and shipping companies. He has worked for several public and private customers on studies dealing with developments in the European and world wide transport markets, especially container transport, port development projects and feasibility studies including cost benefit analyses. He has written and published in particular on maritime sector issues. Other important aspects of his research are cargo flow and market analysis, simulation of cargo flows and transport modeling. Dr. Thomas Pawlik is the Bremer Rhederverein Professor of Maritime Management and Dean of Studies at Hochschule Bremen’s Centre of Maritime Studies. Prior to his academic career he worked for an international liner shipping company, followed by further occupations in manufacturing companies. He is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) and the German Association of Transport Sciences (DVWG). He has written several market studies for the shipping industry as well as articles and textbooks. Pawlik is the initiator of the Northern Maritime University Network (NMU), an EU-funded project, led by Edinburgh Napier University's Transport Research Institute (TRI). Susanne Neumann is research associate and doctoral candidate at the Centre of Maritime Studies at Bremen University of Applied Sciences....

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