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  • This interdisciplinary book is written for government and industry professionals who need a comprehensive, accessible guide to modern energy security.

  • Introducing the ten predominant energy types, both renewable and non-renewable, the book illustrates the modern energy landscape from a geopolitical, commercial, economic and technological perspective. Energy is presented as the powerhouse of global economic activities. To ensure the uninterrupted supply of energy, nations, industries and consumers need to have options. Efficient energy security planning ensures that when a primary energy source is depleted, compromised or interrupted, an alternative energy source must be readily available. For this reason, the foundations of energy security are built upon the five pillars of Sustainability, Independence, Efficiency, Affordability and Accessibility.

  • The numerous case studies presented in this book demonstrate that energy security may be compromised in the absence of one out of these five ingredients. The book also entertains the Triple-E notion of Energy Efficiency, Environmental integrity and Economies of scale, used by governments and corporations for energy optimization. One of the key strengths of the book is its ability effectively to cover various scientific disciplines, and several energy types, while remaining comprehensible.

  • This book will be of much interest to security or logistics professionals, economists and engineers, as well as policymakers.


Burns M., Logistics and Transportation Security: A Strategic, Tactical and Operational Guide to Resilience. 1st Edition, 395 Pages, Published by Taylor & Francis / CRC Press, September 2015.

"Professor Burns has captured the essence of transportation security, one of today's most pressing concerns. As the rate of globalization and world trade increases, security and supply chain resilience are at the core of one’s global transportation network. This is a timely and well written contribution to the industry."
—John A. Moseley, Senior Director of Trade Development, Port of Houston Authority

"…a clear and concise book detailing the issues of security in today’s post-9/11 era. An invaluable read for those working within the transport and security industries."
—Steven Neuendorff, Head of Americas, HANSA HEAVY LIFT Americas, Inc.

Examining sea, land, and air transportation systems and linkages, Logistics and Transportation Security: A Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Guide to Resilience provides thorough coverage of transportation security. Its topics include hazardous material handling, securing transportation networks, logistics essentials, supply chain security, risk assessment, the regulatory framework, strategic planning, and innovation through technology.

Port Management and Operations


Burns M. Port Management & Operations. Published by Taylor & Francis / CRC Press, 1st Edition, 405 Pages, June 2014.

"Port Management and Operations ... a manual filled with insights and strategies into the world of shipping ... (it) provides readers with a new set of skills and perspective."

―#3 Ranked book among the "Seven Books to Better Understand the Shipping Industry," per The Maritime Executive (August 2017)

"This powerful sourcebook offers readers the opportunity to enhance their strategic thinking and problem solving skills, while developing market foresight."

―Rated among the "Top 8 Maritime & Port Management Books" per Marine Insight

With 80 percent of the world’s commodities being transported by water, ports are the pillars of the global economy. Port Management and Operations offers readers the opportunity to enhance their strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, while developing market foresight. It examines global port management practices at the regulatory, commercial, technological, operational, financial, and sociopolitical levels.

This powerful sourcebook describes how seaports are being affected by the changes occurring nationally, regionally, and globally. Evaluating the new regulatory framework, it pinpoints the industry’s implementation readiness and identifies potential problem areas. The book classifies the spectrum of interrelated port management principles, strategies, and activities in a logical sequence and under four cornerstones―Port Strategy and Structure, Legal and Regulatory Framework, Input: Factors of Production, and Output and Economic Framework.

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