ISBN 9780749453176,Transport Communications: Understanding Global Networks Enabling Transport Services

Transport Communications: Understanding Global Networks Enabling Transport Services


John Tiffin


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780749453176

ISBN-10 0749453176


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 244 Pages
Language (English)

Communications engineering

Transport and communications are usually studied as separate subjects, yet they are interdependent, and advances in communications technology makes this critical in global supply chains. Transport Communications, the first book to integrate the two disciplines, explains taheir mutual dependency and how their relationship has led to trade globalization. Fundamental to this concept is a three-dimensional matrix called NETS (Networks Enabling Transport Systems),which can be applied to land, sea and air travel at every level to improve supply chain management. Future communications technologies and their impact on transport are also examined, as well as current issues such as global warming, terrorism, pandemics and carbon-based fuels.

About The Author
John Tiffin is a futurologist in the fields of education, communications and transport. He is a Professor Emeritus of Communications Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Chris Kissling is Professor of Transport Studies at Lincoln University, New Zealand and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Royal Aeronautical Society.

Table of Contents
Transport plus communications equals globalization: an overview
We are not trees and we are not sharks: transport communications theory
The networks enabling transport systems (NETS)
First order meaning:clear transport communications
Second order meaning: fantastic transport communications
Transport paradigms and the episteme of globalization
Intelligent transport: the new communications technologies
Seeking space: water and air transport
Driven: land transport by road and rail
Walking the walk to talk the talk: pedestrian transport
Communications for transport logistics and global supply chains
Troubles in transport
Scenarios of globalization