Contents: Preface 1. The Global Economy and Freight Transport Flows Thomas R. Leinbach and Cristina Capineri PART I: GLOBALIZED TRADE AND INTERMODALITY: EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES 2. Shifting Modes and Spatial Flows in North American Freight Transportation John T. Bowen and Brian Slack 3. Intermodal Freight Transport in Europe Michel Beuthe PART II: GLOBALIZED TRADE AND LOGISTICS: EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES 4. Globalized Trade and Logistics: North American Perspectives Jean Paul Rodrigue and Markus Hesse 5. Globalized Trade, Logistics and Intermodality: European Perspectives Dirk Henstra, Cees Ruijgrok and Lori Tavasszy PART III: GLOBALIZED FREIGHT, SUSTAINABILITY, E-COMMERCE, AND TECHNOLOGY 6. E-Commerce, Logistics and the Future of Globalized Freight William P. Anderson and Thomas R. Leinbach 7. Sustainable Solutions for Freight Transport William R. Black PART IV: GLOBALIZED FREIGHT AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA 8. Policy Implications of Dynamic Globalized Freight Flows in Europe Roger Vickerman 9. Policy Implications of Dynamic Globalized Freight Flows in North America Mark Maggio and Roger Stough 10. Globalized Freight Transport: Conclusions and Future Research Cristina Capineri and Thomas R. Leinbach Index
Edited by the late Thomas R. Leinbach, former Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky, Lexington, US and Cristina Capineri, Associate Professor of Geography, Universita di Siena, Italy
`The editors as well as the authors of these essays should be
commended for bringing together and discussing within this volume
many of the important issues facing globalized freight movements.'
-- Robert Martin, The Professional Geographer
`. . . Leinbach and Capineri have produced an interesting and useful addition to the literature on this massive subject. . .' -- Anthony Beresfore, International Journal of Maritime History
`Globalization is a fashionable issue. But solid research on the conditions and implications for freight transport is badly missing. This volume contains a unique set of high-quality contributions on freight transport in the age of globalization. It offers a wealth of original insights to both the research and policy-making community.' -- Peter Nijkamp, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands