Book Series
SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT LOGISTICS
VOLUME ONE
CONTAINER TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT


Acknowledgement

The authors are deeply obliged to the Logistics Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong for providing valuable information to develop the INTERMODAL framework introduced in Chapter 2. We also thank Mr. Peter Ng of CMA CGM Hong Kong for his comments on the empty container management model presented in Chapter 4. In addition, we are most grateful to Mr. Paul Tsui, Managing Director of The Janel Group of Hong Kong Limited, for providing the necessary information for the case study discussed in Chapter 5.

The authors would also like to thank Mohammed Dorgham, Jim Corlett, Janet Marr, Sue O’Mara, Juliet Cualing and their associates at Inderscience for providing professional editorial assistance and their expertise in the production of this book. Finally, this book would not have been possible without the support we received from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the form of research grants. The research outputs reported in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 were supported in part under grant numbers A-PA7S, 1-BB77, 1-BB7L, 1-BB7J and 493U, respectively.