Maritime Policy & Management: The flagship journal of international shipping and port research Special Issue Call for Papers

Logistics and Maritime Systems for Global Trade

Maritime Policy & Management

In response to the dramatic changes worldwide, developments in logistics continue to drive the growth of international trade, leading to more complex global supply networks typically involving maritime, inland waterway, road, air and rail transportation systems. The proposed special issue will solicit high quality research papers related to theoretical developments and applications of logistics and maritime systems for global trade today.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Analytics in logistics and maritime systems
  • Automation in container terminals
  • Carrier alliances and collaborative logistics
  • Competition and Cooperation
  • Data science and IT-technologies in logistics and maritime systems
  • Design of transportation networks
  • Empty container management
  • Environmental issues in transportation
  • Freight rates and markets
  • Industrial applications in transportation systems (air, sea, road and rail transport)
  • Multimodal transportation systems
  • Onshore transportation of containers
  • Optimization modeling and simulation analysis of logistics systems
  • Performance measures and efficiency analysis in logistics systems
  • Policy analysis and management for maritime logistics
  • Port operations
  • Real-time control of logistics activities in container terminals
  • Scheduling in logistics and maritime systems
  • Ship routing and fleet management
  • Shipping maintenance and warehouse services
  • Stowage plans for container vessels
  • Terminal design and operation
  • Transport planning in freight carrier networks
  • Vehicle routing and fleet management

Submission Guidelines

All submissions have to be made via the journal's online submission system: here.

Read the full instructions for authors: here.

For any further enquiries, please contact Co-Editor, Zhou Xu, at

Important Dates

10 March 2019: Deadline of manuscript submission (first submission)

Late May 2019: Return of review reports to authors for revisions

Late July 2019: Submission of revised manuscript

Early September 2019: Deadline of submitting final manuscript

Late 2019/Early 2020: Publication of the special issue

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