The bible on operation and economics within the maritime transport industry, covering types of ship, issues related to crew, cargo and ports, and examining changes in the industry.
Patrick Alderton qualified as an Extra Master after serving on most of the major types of ships and then became a lecturer on the commercial transport courses at the London Guildhall University in the 1970s. There he was appointed a CNAA Research Degree Examiner. He moved to the World Maritime University in Sweden as the Professor of Ports and Shipping in the late 1980s. He has written over 100 articles and papers on Maritime Transport.