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Special Issue: Cruise and Shipping

Maritime Policy & Management's Special Call for Papers

Deadline: 30 June 2019

Read about Maritime Policy and Management's special issues here

While shipping has long been regarded as the conveyer for the global trade, cruise shipping provides services for passengers that is one of important sector in maritime studies. As they all involve the use of ships, they do share some common interests, such as safety, environmental concerns, demand analysis, economic and operation efficiency, pricing, revenue management, interaction with port and terminals, and the service cluster to the ships, and that to the cargo/people.

However, cargo and passenger are different. In cruise, passenger will value the experiences and satisfactions on board the ship, but not for cargo. The quality of services on the ship, as well as the attractiveness and experiences in the calling port, will all affect the level of satisfaction of the users. Therefore, there should be different strategies for cruise shipping business to attract customers, make them happy and build up the market position.

Therefore, taking advantage of the IFSPA 2019 (www.polyu.edu.hk/lms/icms/ifspa2019/), MPM would like to organize a special issue on this topic, gather together the interests of the scholars all over the world, and contribute on the emerging area of cruise shipping, and its relationship to the current shipping study. Considering the importance of cruise shipping in the economic development of many countries, and the lack of existing research in cruise shipping compared with that in cargo shipping, such a special issue will not only bridge the gap in academic research of these two areas, but also contribute to the development of cruise shipping industry.

This special issue invites all high-quality research papers in cruise and shipping, especially those that can link them together. Possible topics are (non-exhaustive):

  • Socio-economic factors for the regional development of cruise shipping;
  • Analysing the economic impact for the development of cruise shipping industry;
  • Comparison of cruise and cargo shipping;
  • Market analysis for cruise shipping and market entry/exist decisions;
  • Marketing strategies and sales channels;
  • Revenue management and financial performance in cruise shipping;
  • Competition for home ports;
  • Logistics management for cruise operation;
  • Environmental considerations in cruise shipping.

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Submission guidelines

The deadline for full-paper submission is June 30 2019. For any enquiry, please email: Meifeng.luo@polyu.edu.hk.

Editorial information

Principal Guest Editor
Meifeng Luo
M630 Li Ka Shing Tower, Dept. of Logistics & Maritime Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852) 27667414
Email.: Meifeng.luo@polyu.edu.hk

 

Co-Editor
Chin-shan Lu
CD 401b, Dept. of Logistics & Maritime Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852) 2766 4066
Email.: Chin-shan.lu@polyu.edu.hk