Plenty of publications exist on Port Economy and Port Logistics. What contemporary literature has in common is that it provides very detailed content (on certain topics). While this is important for readers that are directly involved in port management and operations, it presents too much level of detail for those that need to understand the basic functionality of ports in the greater context of supply and transport chain management. 'Port Economy in a Nutshell' intends to lay the foundation for a solid understanding of a port's operating principles that eventually can be deepened by using relevant literature. The book comprises an introduction of a port as well as of port environment, outlines port management and port competition and eventually describes bulk handling, bulk storage and dust explosions. It is essential for the education of students in port related logistics as well as the middle and higher management of companies that use ports as cargo transfer points.