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Themes and tools of maritime transport research during 2000-2014


Shi, W and Li, KX, Themes and tools of maritime transport research during 2000-2014, Maritime Policy and Management, 44, (2) pp. 151-169. ISSN 1464-5254 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/03088839.2016.1274833


This study examines how maritime transport has been researched through a comprehensive review of papers published in 19 transportation journals over the period 2000–2014. Systematic investigation shows that Maritime Policy & Management plays a prominent role in publishing maritime transport research. At the same time, ‘shipping’ is a dominant research area, with ‘port management, service, performance, efficiency and competitiveness’; ‘shipping market, industry, freight rate and economic impact’; and ‘terminal studies’ as the most popular topics. Nevertheless, few efforts have investigated ‘shipping finance’; ‘shipping service’; or ‘port risk and security.’ Since 2000, the use of quantitative analysis techniques has steadily increased in maritime transport to help participants make decisions scientifically. We here present the major data analysis techniques and highlight some limitations regarding their application. Thus, we provide a better understanding of how maritime transport research has been undertaken in a quantitative manner.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:maritime transport, data analysis technique, shipping research, port developments, maritime fleet
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Transport economics
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:Logistics
UTAS Author:Shi, W (Dr Wenming Shi)
ID Code:113802
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:59
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2017-01-22
Last Modified:2018-07-31

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