Addressing Maritime Supply Chain Challenges via Industry 4.0
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A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 2488
Special Issue Editors
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Dr. Yui-yip Lau
Guest Editor
Division of Business and Hospitality Management, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Interests: sustainable development; impacts of climate change; regional development; sustainability issues; green supply chain management; Industry 4.0
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Dr. Junayed Pasha
Guest Editor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541, USA
Interests: operations research; optimization; simulation modeling; supply chain management; transportation systems; transportation safety; transportation economics; natural hazard preparedness
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Dr. Maxim A. Dulebenets
Guest Editor
College of Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046, USA
Interests: operations research; simulation modeling; optimization; NP-hard problems; liner shipping scheduling; evolutionary computation; mathematical programming; hybrid algorithms; metaheuristics; transportation engineering; GPS data processing
Special Issue Information
Dear Colleagues,
Due to the frequent occurrence of supply chain disruptions, various issues have emerged in current shipping networks and ports. These issues create significant pressure on current shipping networks and ports to handle maritime traffic flows. Supply chain disruptions can be caused by many factors, such as disease outbreaks, climate change, sudden demand shifts, and fiscal and monetary stimuli. For example, the second wave of COVID-19 abruptly caused supply chain disruptions in many countries, as well as further shortages in medical devices. The emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) could assist the relevant stakeholders in addressing the major challenges caused by supply chain disruptions and help to make maritime supply chains more resilient. To define and implement Industry 4.0, some trends, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, robotics, maritime transport automation, human–machine interface, and cyber-physical systems (CPSs), could be explored. The successful utilization of Industry 4.0 in the shipping industry needs a forward-thinking approach to leverage the benefits of Industry 4.0 in a more holistic way. These trends require a smarter transformation for current shipping networks and ports. The present Special Issue aims to bring together theoretical and practical research efforts on current shipping networks and port issues.
Dr. Yui-yip Lau
Dr. Junayed Pasha
Dr. Maxim A. Dulebenets
Guest Editors
Keywords
drone vessels
blockchain
robotics
automated container terminals
automated handling equipment
green shipping management
adaptation and resilience of shipping networks and ports in the post-pandemic world
maritime supply chain disruptions
Industry 4.0 in shipping
the future of maritime digitalization
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