Containerisation, Multimodal Transport and Infrastructure Development in India. Keeping up with the wider and expanded vision of the subject matter, the number and contents of the chapters have been increased, covering the topics adequately. Additional chapters have been added. Major changes include (a) Introduction of Logistics and Supply Chain Management with reference to Multimodal Transport; (b) Highlighting the National Maritime Development Programme and the special concentrated efforts to develop infrastructural facilities - road, national highways, rail, broad gauge permanent ways, airports, seaport terminals, inland waterways, communication channels - more importantly methods of financing the projects such as India Infrastructure Finance Co. Ltd. (IIFCL) and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPY), Public Private Partnership Projects (PPP), direct and indirect investments by financial institutions and private sector from India and abroad etc. (c) Computer application and working of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) in Indian custom houses -ICEGATE, Risk Management Systems (RMS), software system - fully integrated for the needs of Custom House Agents, Freight Forwarders, Airline, Advanced Manifest System Consoles, NVOCC, Shipping Companies, Front Desk Operations, Bill of Lading preparation, EDI filing Accounts thus providing complete services. (d) Global Container Control - Evolution of Manual and Computer Systems; (e) Detail study of NVOCC Business and Traffic Operations; (f) Study of Container Feeder service and Hub port operations; (g) Forecast of the growth of container traffic and multimodal transport upto 2025; (h) Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and problems Versus Free Trade Zones - their impact on foreign trade; (i) Changes in the perspectives in international trade, globalisation and its effects, and building up logistics support for strengthening India-China Trade.
About the Author
Dr. K. V. Hariharan is a wellknown shipping expert based in Mumbai. A Ph. D. from Mumbai University (1964), he worked in many leading shipping organisations, the last being the Scindia Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. until 1988. Since then he is practising as a Consultant: Shipping management and Training. He is an ardent researcher and has written 8 books, contributed more than 60 research papers/articles on shipping and allied fields. Among his recent books are: 'A Text Book on Container and Multimodal Transport Management (2002). Logistics Management in maritime Trade (2007); and laws of Carriage of Goods by Sea and Multimodal Transport in India (2007). He was National Co-ordinator for UNCTAD training project on shipping (1980-88). He was a member of the Board of the Container Corporation of India Ltd. (1996-98). He is a popular visiting faculty to numerous management schools in Mumbai and outside, including the World Trade Institute of MVIRDC World Trade Centre, Mumbai. He serves as an adviser to Tolani Maritime Institute, Mumbai. He was awarded 'Best Faculty - 1997' by World Trade Institute (WTC) and Best Faculty 2000 at national level by the Indian Institute of Materials Management. in 2006, he was honored by the MAREX Bulletin Appreciation Award for works of writing on shipping.