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Special Issue on “Logistics Connectivity in East Asia: Practices & Challenges”

Call for papers for: Maritime Business Review


Maritime Business Review


Special Issue on “Logistics Connectivity in East Asia: Practices & Challenges” 

of the 8th International Conference on Transportation & Logistics (T-LOG 2020)

International Conference T-LOG 2020 will be held in Surabaya (Indonesia) from the 6th to the 8th September 2020 and is calling for papers on “Logistics Connectivity in East Asia: Practices & Challenges.” Under this theme, we will explore various theories and methods related to creation and innovation in infrastructures design, multi-modal transportation synchronization, transportation technology, information technology and management concerning Logistics Connectivity in East Asia. We also discuss approach to collect, process, manage and use any information efficiently and effectively, thus the research paper will be able to contribute to improve East Asia Logistics and Transportation competitiveness and value facing the global challenges in transportation and logistics issues. The best rated papers related to maritime business in this conference will be recommended for the Special Issue. This Special Issue will gather selected high-quality papers addressing maritime business aspects, not limited to the ones listed below. All works related to developments and applications of logistics and maritime systems are welcome. Authors who cannot attend the conference session are also encouraged to submit their papers directly to the Journal.


The special issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics.

•             Automated Ports

•             Green Ports

•             Global Maritime Logistics and Economics

•             Impact of Belt & Road Initiative

•             Information Technology for Maritime Logistics

•             Intermodal Freight Transportation

•             International and Cross-border Freight Transportation

•             Port Governance

•             Port Management

•             Regional/Port Coordination & Cooperation in Maritime Logistics

•             Routing and Scheduling for Maritime Logistics

•             Shipping Alliances and M&A

•             Shipping Network Analysis

•             Supply Chain and Global Value Chain Integration and Coordination

•             Terminal Operations and Port Logistics

•             Transportation and Trade Facilitation

•             Any other topics related to Maritime transportation and logistics


Notes for Prospective Authors


All papers are refereed through a peer review process, according to the guidelines of MABR. For papers’ submission guidelines please visit:



Important Dates

•             Manuscript submission: 6th November 2020

•             First reviewer feedback: 15th January 2021

•             Revised paper submission: 15th March 2021

•             Acceptance/rejection notification: 15th May 2021

•             Expected publication date: 1st July 2021



For any queries, please feel free to discuss your manuscript ideas with the Guest Editors:

Dr. Tomoya Kawasaki, Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Email:[email protected])

Dr. Saut Gurning, Department of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Marine Technology, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia (Email: [email protected])

Dr. Ryuichi Shibasaki, Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Email: [email protected])