Special Issue "Optimization and Management in Maritime Transportation"

A special issue of Logistics (ISSN 2305-6290). This special issue belongs to the section "Maritime and Transport Logistics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Kristina Čižiūnienė
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Faculty of Transport Engineering, Department of Logistics and Transport Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Plytinės st. 27, 10105 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: logistics; optimization; transportation; transport engineering; supply chain; sustainability; human resources management
Prof. Dr. Ieva Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė
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1. Research Group on Logistics and Defense Technology Management, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Šilo st. 5A, LT-10322 Vilnius, Lithuania
2. Business Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH), Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10233 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: logistics; supply chain management; modelling; integrating processes; 3 PL
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Dr. Darja Topolšek
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Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Interests: road safety; accidents analysis; driver’s behavior; transportation logistics; mobility
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Prof. Dr. Adam Torok
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Department of Transport Technology and Transport Economics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: transport economics; transport statistics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Maritime transport remains one of the key components of the supply chain, thereby ensuring the continued existence of international trade. It is very important to consider the fact that maritime transport is not only transportation from one point to another, but it also includes many components and elements, such as seaports, their activities, organization of their activities, use of vehicles to carry freight or passengers, their technical data or state-of-the-art technological solutions. It should also be noted that maritime transport, just like all the links of the supply chain, requires the application of innovative managerial and organizational solutions related to the optimization of activities, risk management and modelling of certain situations or tasks.

Therefore, this Special Issue “Optimization and Management in Maritime Transportation” will aim to gather the best research papers relevant to this topic.

We invite you to contribute to this issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

From 15 April 2021 to 31 December 2021, all submissions (once accepted after peer review) to Logistics will be published free of charge. To take advantage of this opportunity, please submit before the deadline.

Dr. Kristina Čižiūnienė
Prof. Dr. Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene
Dr. Darja Topolšek
Prof. Dr. Adam Torok
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • maritime transport
  • transport technologies
  • optimization
  • supply chain management
  • new approach in harbor management
  • risk management
  • modelling
  • challenges and problems in intermodal transport
  • new technologies
  • terminal safety and security
  • impact of COVID-19 on maritime transport
  • maritime transport labor market
  • human resources management in maritime transport
  • port facilities and infrastructure
  • port operation
  • logistics platforms
  • short sea shipping
  • transport corridors
  • passenger transportation
  • environmental pollution management

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A Fuzzy Logic-Based Algorithm to Solve the Slot Planning Problem in Container Vessels
Logistics 2021, 5(4), 67; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/logistics5040067 - 28 Sep 2021
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Background: The slot planning problem is a container allocation problem within a certain location on a vessel. It is considered a sub-problem of a successful decomposition approach for the container vessel stowage planning problem. This decision has a direct effect on container handling [...] Read more.
Background: The slot planning problem is a container allocation problem within a certain location on a vessel. It is considered a sub-problem of a successful decomposition approach for the container vessel stowage planning problem. This decision has a direct effect on container handling operations and the vessel berthing time, which are key indicators for the container terminal efficiency. Methods: In this paper, an approach combining a rule-based fuzzy logic algorithm with a rule-based search algorithm is developed to solve the slot planning problem. The rules in the proposed fuzzy logic algorithm aim at improving the objective function and minimizing/eliminating constraint violation. Results: The computational results of 236 slot planning instances illustrate the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. Conclusions: The results show that the proposed approach is fast and can produce optimal or near-optimal solutions for a comprehensive industrial set of instances. Full article
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A Literature Review, Container Shipping Supply Chain: Planning Problems and Research Opportunities
Logistics 2021, 5(2), 41; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/logistics5020041 - 21 Jun 2021
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This paper provides an overview of the container shipping supply chain (CSSC) by taking a logistics perspective, covering all major value-adding segments in CSSC including freight logistics, container logistics, vessel logistics, port/terminal logistics, and inland transport logistics. The main planning problems and research [...] Read more.
This paper provides an overview of the container shipping supply chain (CSSC) by taking a logistics perspective, covering all major value-adding segments in CSSC including freight logistics, container logistics, vessel logistics, port/terminal logistics, and inland transport logistics. The main planning problems and research opportunities in each logistics segment are reviewed and discussed to promote further research. Moreover, the two most important challenges in CSSC, digitalization and decarbonization, are explained and discussed in detail. We raise awareness of the extreme fragmentation of CSSC that causes inefficient operations. A pathway to digitalize container shipping is proposed that requires the applications of digital technologies in various business processes across five logistics segments, and change in behaviors and relationships of stakeholders in the supply chain. We recognize that shipping decarbonization is likely to take diverse pathways with different fuel/energy systems for ships and ports. This gives rise to more research and application opportunities in the highly uncertain and complex CSSC environment. Full article
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