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Addressing vulnerability, sustainability, reliability and resilience of freight & maritime networks.


International trade has increased significantly in the last twenty years and most companies engage in global supply networks serving foreign and domestic customers with producers located within and outside a country’s borders. Maritime networks, that support these global supply networks, are complex systems that involve intricate webs of private and public providers, involved in moving goods as well as information on the status, location and description of commodities. Their efficiency, robustness, resilience, reliability, and sustainability significantly affect the entire intermodal freight transportation chain and economic competitiveness and growth of the regions they serve. This symposium brings together experts from academia, the maritime industry, and the public sector to discuss research efforts on the design and management of maritime networks that promote policies and investment alternatives that improve resilience and reliability, promote sustainability, and reduce vulnerability. We invite abstract submissions on a variety of topics on maritime logistics research. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

  • Maritime Transportation
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Marine Container and Bulk Terminals
  • Agile Port System
  • Robust/Resilient/Sustainable Design
  • Vulnerability of Maritime Networks and Marine Terminals
  • Port Competition and Collaboration
  • Cooperation Models Shippers, Carriers, Freight Forwarders, State and/or Local Government
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Planning, Tactical, Operational and Real Time Models
  • Environmental Issues
  • Panama and Suez Canal Impacts
  • Empirical (Case) Studies
  • Capital Investment and Operational Improvements
  • Marine Container Terminal Asset Management
  • Labor Issues
  • Holistic Performance Measurement Systems Marine Container Terminals
  • Value Added Services
  • Technological Innovations
  • Maritime Transportation Workforce Development and Education

Organizing Committee Chairs


Mihalis M. (Mike) Golias, PhD
Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies
Herff College of Engineering
University of Memphis, USA


Evangelos Kaisar, PhD
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Florida Atlantic University, USA


Program Coordinator

Maria Isabel Portal Palomo, MSc Ing.
Graduate Student, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University, USA

Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 15, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2013
Contact: Maria Isabel Portal Palomo, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Authors Guidelines
Abstract should not exceed 500 words


Please visit the submission site to enter the abstract and author information