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28 February 2021

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Maritime Policy & Management

Special Issue Editor(s)

Zhongzhen YANG, Faculty of Maritime and Transportation, Ningbo University, China
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Qingcheng ZENG, College of shipping and port management, Dalian Maritime University, China
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Yonglei JIANG, School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
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Shanhua WU, Faculty of Maritime and Transportation, Ningbo University, China
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Integration and cooperation in international transportation

Research Interest and Fitness of Special Issue:

Following the  theme “Integration and cooperation in the context of globalization” of the Yangtze River Research and Innovation Belt in Ningbo China on 5-7 November 2020, as well as the aim and scope of MPM, the Special Issue will focus on “COOPERATION AMONG INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRANSPORTATION”.

Shipping and port plays a dominant role in international trade transport. About 80% of international trade volume and 70% of international trade value are fulfilled by ocean shipping, respectively. However, ocean shipping could not provide door-to-door transport services, the trip-end transportation of ocean shipping has to be completed by rail or road as well.

Moreover, with the diversification of trade goods and the increase in the amount of high value-added trade goods, the volume of international trade goods completed by rail and air has increased annually, and their mode share has shown an upward. Especially, the emergence of China Railway Express has broken the pattern of trade transportation between China and Europe, and enriched the internal mode of Sino-European trade transportation.

In this context, the cooperative games in international trade transport modes become an interesting research topic in the field of shipping transportation. The aim of this Special Issue is the attraction and presentation of high-quality papers concerning this topic. The manuscript is not limited to operational level but also can be extended to tactical and strategic levels. The beneficiaries of this Special Issue include academic researchers, shipping companies, railway companies, airline companies, terminal operators, and policy-makers.

“COOPERATION” and “INTEGRATION” are two promising topics in international shipping and transport logistics. It has come to a vital moment to promote multi-modal mode cooperation and integration in international trade transport in the context of intense globalization.  Therefore, the scope of the Special Issue should be extensive. We include a wide range of the most concerned topics in this Special Issue, which is expected to attract great attentions from MPM readers and scholars.

These topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Shipping network design with consideration of terminal access transportation
  • Market segmentation of China-Europe Express and network design
  • Modal shift from container liner to China-Europe Express due to the new ECA
  • Alliance among shipping, airline and railway companies
  • Economic implication of emerging maritime/railway/aviation technology
  • Impacts of China-Europe Express on economies of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Connection between railway access facilities and port terminal
  • Yard cooperation between railway freight terminal and port terminal
  • Impacts of China-Europe Express on European shipping layout
  • Role of cross-border E-commerce in China-Europe Express
  • Impact of Coronavirus on international shipping
  • Innovation in liner shipping service networks
  • Innovative ship management and operational strategies
  • Transportation innovation networks
  • Shipping enterprise reorganization
  • Transition to a sustainable and resilient shipping company
  • New growth drivers for the shipping industry
  • Digitization and IT solutions in shipping

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of the selected papers presented at The 3nd International Conference of the Yangtze River Research and Innovation Belt in Ningbo, China on 5-7 November, 2020.

All submissions will go through the journal (MPM)’s standard peer-review process (the revised and extended papers will be submitted via MPM submission system for a paper review process, handled by the co-Guest Editors reporting to the Editor-in-Chief). To meet the MPM publication criteria and requirement, these papers should clearly present their incremental contribution against related literature in the areas of shipping and port policy and management by clarifying: (a) the importance of the issue addressed and problem solved, (b) the novelty and distinctive features of proposed methodology/models/approaches against published methods, and (c) the important findings/ managerial insights drawn from analytical results.

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Submission Instructions

Please select the special issue title of "Integration and cooperation in international transportation" when submitting your paper via MPM submission system for a paper review process.

Other important dates:

  • Notification to authors: 31st of May 2021
  • Final revised versions due: 31st of July 2021

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