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Brooks, Mary R. (2023). Safer Ships and Cleaner Seas: Reducing Vessel Risks through Targeted Inspections and Recognized Organization Oversight, Ocean Yearbook 37, Brill Nijhoff, pp. 411-430, Available online 26 May 2023.


Brooks, Mary R., Geraldine Knatz, Athanasios A. Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier (2022). Transparency in port governance: setting a research agenda, Journal of Shipping and Trade, 7 (1). DOI: 10.1186/s41072-021-00103-4.


Brooks, Mary R., Christa Sys, and Thierry Vanelslander (2021). Regulation in the liner shipping industry: pathways to a balance of interests, International Journal of Transport Economics, 48 (3-4), 289-313, DOI:10.19272/202106704001

Brooks, Mary R., Geraldine Knatz, Athanasios A. Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier (2021), Visibility and verifiability in port governance transparency: exploring stakeholder expectations, WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, DOI: 10.1007/s13437-021-00250-2.

Brooks, Mary R. and Geraldine Knatz (2021). Seaports. In International Encyclopaedia of Transportation, Roger Vickerman(eds). Vol. 3, pp. 299-304. UK: Elsevier Ltd.

James D. Frost and Mary R. Brooks (2021). Seeking Economic and Social Success with Sustainable Urban Ferry Services, in Handbook of Public Transport, Eds: Corinne Mulley, Stephen Ison and John Nelson, Routledge as Chapter 16, pp. 210-223. ISBN 9780367747244.


Brooks, Mary R., Geraldine Knatz, Athanasios A. Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier (2020). Transparency in Governance: Seaport Practices. OPEN ACCESS.


Brooks, Mary R. (2019). Opinion: How should North American ports be preparing for shifting trade routes? Alexandria, VA: AAPA Seaports Magazine, 4th quarter, p. 25.

Bingham, Paul, Michael Bomba, Mary R. Brooks, and Juan Carlos Villa (2019). International Trade and Transportation at the Centennial of TRB. Washington DC: Transportation Research Board. OPEN ACCESS.

Now Released: Technical Report: Regulation in the liner shipping industry: pathways to a balance of interests. OPEN ACCESS. This research was conducted with colleagues at the University of Antwerp (Hilde Meersman, Christa Sys, Thierry Vanelslander and Eddy Van de Voorde) and is intended to provide regulators some insights in the findings of multidisciplinary research regarding the review of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation No 697/2014 of 24 June 2014.


OPEN ACCESS: The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development: Essays in Honour of Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918-2002), edited by the International Ocean Institute Canada. Essays by more than 80 experts including eight on marine transportation, edited by Mary R. Brooks. The book was published in September. My own essay, entitled National Shipping Policies and International Ocean Governance, is found on pages 450-455.

Brooks, Mary R. and Sheila Farrell (2018). The Principles Underlying Port Policy: Are They Still Relevant Today? International Journal of Shipping, Transport and Logistics (special issue in honour of Richard O. Goss [Paul T.W. Lee and Kevin B. Cullinane, eds.]), volume 11, issue 5, pages 405-421. DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2019.10022850. 

Rowsell, Joe, Mary R. Brooks, Kris Behrens, Trevor Heaver, and John Lawson (2018). Valuing Freight Transport: A Canadian Example of the Role of Selected Methodologies, Research in Transportation Business and Management, 29, 77-84. 


Frost, James D. and Mary R. Brooks (2017), Short Sea Shipping and Ferries, in The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, Jonathan Cowie and Stephen Ison (eds.), 325-347.

Brooks, Mary R. and Gordon Wilmsmeier (2017).  A Chilean Maritime Highway: Is It a Possible Domestic Transport Option? Transportation Research Record, 2611, 32-40. The DOI is 10.3141/2611-04. The paper was presented at TRB in January (see the speeches and webinars page for a copy of the presentation).

Brooks, Mary R., Kevin B. Cullinane and Athanasios A. Pallis (2017). Revisiting Port Governance and Port Reform: A Multi-country Examination, Research in Transportation Business & Management, 22, 1-10. Click here to go to ScienceDirect to download. (There may be a fee.) If you are interested in a listing of all the articles in the volume, click here for a listing of all the articles with direct links to the ScienceDirect purchase site for each.

Brooks, Mary R. (2017). A new direction or stay the course? Canada’s port-specific challenges resulting from the port reform program of the 1990s, Research in Transportation Business & Management, 22, 161-170. Click here to go to ScienceDirect to download. (There may be a fee.)

Rezaee, Sara, Mary R. Brooks and Ronald Pelot (2017). Review of Fishing Safety Policies in Canada with Respect to Extreme Environmental Conditions and Climate Change Effects. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 16, 1-17.

Online Article: Brooks, Mary R. (2017). Disruption on the Docks: How Automated Terminals Could Impact Global Trade, Reconnecting Asia, February 7.


Schellinck, Tony and Mary R. Brooks (2016), Developing an Instrument to Assess Seaport Effectiveness in Service Delivery. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 19 (2), 143-157.

Schellinck, Tony and Mary R. Brooks (2016), Does Superior Service Performance Provided to Shipping Lines Improve the Perceived Value of a Port? International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 8 (2), 175-193.


Brooks, Mary R. and Tony Schellinck (2015). Measuring port effectiveness: What really determines cargo interests’ evaluations of port service delivery? Maritime Policy & Management, 42(7), 699-711.

Brooks, Mary R. and Stephen Ison (2015), Themed Volumes: A Blessing or a Curse? in The Challenges of Journal Start-up in the Digital Era, a Special Issue of Publications, 3, 174-189. (To download and view this OPEN ACCESS article, click here.)

Brooks, Mary R. and Tony Schellinck (2015). Measuring port effectiveness: Does supply chain partner performance matter? Transportation Research Record, 2479, 42-48. DOI: 10.3141/2479-06.


 width=Brooks, Mary R., Ricardo Sánchez and Gordon Wilmsmeier (2014). Developing Short Sea Shipping In South America – Looking Beyond Traditional Perspectives, Ocean Yearbook, 28: 495-526.

Brooks, Mary R., Thanos Pallis and Stephen Perkins (2014), Port Investment and Container Shipping Markets (DP 2014-03), Paris: OECD International Transport Forum, April.

Schellinck, Tony and Mary R. Brooks (2014), Improving port effectiveness through determinance/performance gap analysis; Maritime Policy and Management, 41, 4, 328-345.

Brooks, Mary R. (2014). Maritime Security in Canada, in Maritime Transport Security, Khalid Bichou, Joseph S. Szyliowicz and Luca Zamparini (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 141-158. 

Brooks, Mary R. (2014). The Changing Regulation of Coastal Shipping in Australia, Ocean Development and International Law, 45 (1), 1-17.


Brooks, Mary R. and Athanasios A. Pallis (2013), Editorial: Advances in Port Performance and Strategy, is now available for the Special Issue on this topic available from Elsevier’s Research in Transportation Business and Management. If you want a listing of the articles, with links to their ScienceDirect location, please click here.

Brooks, M.R., Pelot, R., Reuchlin, J.W. and Rezaee, S. (2013). Dalhousie Marine Piracy Project: Non-Operational Predictive Indicators of Piracy: Identifying Potential Outbreaks. (Marine Affairs Program Technical Report #10). 

Brooks, Mary R. and Jason Mackey (2012), Will the Rotterdam Rules Be Accepted? A Liner Cargo Interest Perspective, in International Law as a Force for Change: Essays in Honour of Hugh M. Kindred, Robert J. Currie & Phillip M. Saunders (eds.), Dalhousie Law Journal, 35 (2), 267-294. Available for download: Brooks_Mackey Vol 35 No 2

Mary R. Brooks and Tony Schellinck (2013), Measuring Port Effectiveness in User Service Delivery: What Really Determines Users’ Evaluations of Port Service Delivery? Research in Transportation Business & Management, Available online at


Brooks, Mary R. and Athanasios A. Pallis (2012), Classics in Port Policy and Management, Camberley, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 

‘Mary Brooks and Thanos Pallis have sculpted this voluminous and impressive tome from some of the best historical work on the topic of maritime transport. By so doing, they have provided researchers in the field with a highly useable and informative first port of call for any investigation of previous work.’
– Kevin Cullinane, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Brooks, Mary R., Sean M. Puckett, David A. Hensher and Adrian Sammons (2012), Understanding Mode Choice Decisions: A Study of Australian Freight Shippers, Maritime Economics and Logistics, 14, 274-299. doi:10.1057/mel.2012.8. Winner of the 2011 IAME Best Paper Prize and the 2012 Korea Association of Maritime Industry Prize.  

Brooks, Mary R. and James D. Frost (2012), Providing freight services to remote Arctic communities: Are there lessons for practitioners from services to Greenland and Canada’s northeast? Research in Transportation Business and Management. Available online 30 June 2012, ISSN 2210-5395, 10.1016/j.rtbm.2012.06.005.

Brooks, Mary R. (2012), Maritime Cabotage: International Market Issues in the Liberalization of Domestic Shipping, in The Regulation of International Shipping: International and Comparative Perspectives: Essays in Honor of Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop, Norman Letalik, Ted L. McDorman and Susan Rolston (eds), Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 293-323.

Some Earlier Publications

Books, Monographs and Chapters in Books

Brooks, Mary R. and A. A. Pallis (2011), Port Governance. In: Wayne T. Talley (ed.) Maritime Economics – A Blackwell Companion, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 491-516.

Brooks, Mary R. (2011), Competition and Regulation in Maritime Transport in Handbook in Transport Economics, de Palma, A., Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman (eds), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 844-868. ISBN: 978 1 84720 203 1

Brooks, Mary R. (2011), Seaports, Intermodal Transportation: Moving Freight in a Global Economy, Chapter 9 in L. Hoel, G. Giuliano, and M. Meyer (eds), Washington: Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc, 270-301.

Brooks, Mary R. (2010), International Trade in Manufactured Goods, in The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business (2nd edition), Costas Th. Grammenos (ed.) London: Lloyd’s List, 99-116.

Brooks, Mary R. (2009). Liberalization in Maritime Transport, Discussion Paper for the International Transport Forum 2009 on Transport for a Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in a Downturn, Joint Transport Research Centre of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Leipzig, May 26-29, 2009. OPEN ACCESS.

Hossain, Kamrul, Hugh M. Kindred, and Mary R. Brooks (2009), The Challenge of Maritime Security against Terrorism: A Dialogue Between the European Union and Canada, in T. Koivurova, T et al. (eds), Understanding and Strengthening EU-Canada Relations in the Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance, Rovaniemi, Lapland: University of Lapland Printing Centre, 351-386.

Kindred, Hugh M. and Mary R. Brooks (2009), Consequences of Securing Merchant Shipping for Contractual Relations in the Carriage of Seaborne Trade, in The Future of Regime-Building in the Law of the Sea: Essays in Tribute to Douglas M. Johnston, Aldo Chircop, Ted L. McDorman and Susan J. Rolston (eds.), Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 319-348.

Brooks, Mary R. (2008), North American Freight Transportation: The Road to Security and Prosperity. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Brooks, Mary R. and Ron Pelot (2008), Port Security: A Risk-Based Approach, in Maritime Safety, Security and Piracy, Wayne Talley (ed.) London: Informa Publications, 195-216.

Brooks, Mary R. (2007), Addressing Gaps in the Transportation Network: Seizing Canada’s Continental Gateway Advantage, Toronto: Conference Board of Canada, October. ISBN: 978-0-88763-802-2. OPEN ACCESS.

Brooks, Mary R. and Kenneth J. Button (2007), Maritime Container Security: A Cargo Interest Perspective, in Port Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Security: Frameworks, Models and Applications, Bichou, K., M. Bell and A. Evans, (eds.), London: Informa, pp.  221-236.

Brooks, Mary R. and Kevin Cullinane eds. (2007), Devolution, Port Performance and Port Governance. Oxford: Elsevier.

Brooks, Mary R., J.R.F. Hodgson and J. D. Frost (2006), Short Sea Shipping on the East Coast of North America: an analysis of opportunities and issues, Halifax: Dalhousie University. (Project ACG-TPMI-AH08, Transport Canada) OPEN ACCESS

Brooks, Mary R. (2005), The Jones Act Under NAFTA and Its Effects on the Canadian Shipbuilding Industry, a report for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, pp. 64. (This refereed research report for government was commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2003 and has been reprinted by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in September 2006.) OPEN ACCESS

Hodgson, J.R.F. and Mary R. Brooks (2004), Canada’s Maritime Cabotage Policy: A Report for Transport Canada, Halifax: Marine Affairs Program, pp. 83. OPEN ACCESS.

Hodgson, J.R.F. and Mary R. Brooks (2003), Recent Developments in International Shipping Policy and Their Implications for Canada, A Report for Transport Canada, Halifax: Marine Affairs Program, pp.103. OPEN ACCESS

Brooks, Mary R., Kenneth Button and Peter Nijkamp (2002), Maritime Transport, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar as part of a 8-volume Classics in Transport Analysis series edited by Kenneth Button and Peter Nijkamp, 558 pp.

Brooks, Mary R. (2000), Sea Change in Liner Shipping: Regulation and Managerial Decision-Making in a Global Industry, Oxford: Pergamon Press. (now Emerald Books)


Brooks, Mary R., Tony Schellinck and A. A. Pallis (2011), Port Effectiveness: User’s Perspectives in North America, Transportation Research Record, 2222, 34-42. DOI: 10.3141/2222-05. 

Bendall, Helen B. and Mary R. Brooks (2011). Short Sea Shipping: Lessons For or From Australia, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 3 (4), 384-405.

Brooks, Mary R. and A. A. Pallis (2011), Issues in Port Policy: A Look Back to Look Forward, 2011 Annual Meeting Proceedings of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, May, 253-267.

Brooks, Mary R., Tony Schellinck and A. A. Pallis (2011), A Systematic Approach for Evaluating Port EffectivenessMaritime Policy and Management, 38 (3), 315-334. DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2011.572702.

Puckett, Sean M., David A. Hensher, Mary R. Brooks and Valerie Trifts (2011). Preferences for Alternative Short Sea Shipping Opportunities, Transportation Research E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 47, 182-189.

Brooks, Mary R., R. McCalla, A. A. Pallis and L. Vanderlugt (2010). Strategic Cooperation in Peripheral Ports: The Case of Atlantic Canada’s Ports, Canadian Journal of Transportation, 4 (1), 30-42. OPEN ACCESS

Blank, S., Brooks, M., and Quigley, K. Moving Forward on the Atlantic Gateway: Context and Further Key Questions. Canadian Journal of Transportation, North America, 3, Jul. 2010. OPEN ACCESS

Brooks, Mary R. and J. D. Frost (2009), Short Sea Developments in Europe: Lessons for Canada, presentation to the 2009 Annual Meeting of Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Victoria, May. Reprinted by the Transportation Research Competitiveness Council as TRC Working Paper 10. OPEN ACCESS

Brooks, M.R. and A.A. Pallis (2008), Assessing port governance models: process and performance components, in Maritime Policy and Management, 35, 4, 411-432.  DOI: 10.1080/03088830802215060

Brooks, Mary R. and Valerie Trifts (2008), Short Sea Shipping in North America: Understanding the Requirements of Atlantic Canadian ShippersMaritime Policy and Management, 35, 2, 145-158. DOI: 10.1080/03088830801956805

Hodgson, J.R.F. and Mary R. Brooks (2007), Towards a North American Cabotage Regime: A Canadian PerspectiveCanadian Journal of Transportation, 1, 1. OPEN ACCESS

Other Downloads Frequently Requested

Brooks, Mary R. (2011), North American Perimeter Security: How Best to Keep Trade Moving? TR News, Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, July-August, 37-43. Copyright owned by the U.S. National Academies.

(Abstract: The hardening of the U.S.–Canada border for security has affected trade since September 11, 2001. The new Beyond the Border vision of perimeter security, however, has renewed interest in refining and retuning the two nations’ relationship in security, trade, and transportation; the author traces problems to be addressed, as well as joint initiatives to expect.)

Transportation Research Board (2009) Special Report 297: Funding Options for Freight Transportation Projects, Washington: TRB. OPEN ACCESS

Brooks, Mary R. (2004), The Governance Structure of Ports, Review of Network Economics: Special Issue on the Industrial Organization of Shipping and Ports, 2, 2, 169-184. OPEN ACCESS

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