IV. Maritime Transport Research Journal Special Issue 

Maritime transport in the big data era: modeling, optimization and analytics

This special issue of Maritime Transport Research (MARTRA) focuses on the ongoing digital revolution in ocean shipping, one of the major themes at the 2021 International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference. To help accelerate this transition, the goal of this special issue is to collect and showcase some of the latest maritime research in this area. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Models and algorithms for the optimization of maritime transport systems
  • New methods for the empirical analysis of maritime data
  • Empirical analysis, including cargo port choice modelling and analysis, cargo port demand modelling and analysis, etc.

 MARTRA publishes papers in two categories:

  • Theory and Methodology: papers in this category employ mathematical modelling, optimization theory etc. to develop new methodologies, theories and/ or algorithms for maritime transportation.
  • Empirical Research: papers in this category can either employ quantitative techniques from statistics, AI, machine learning etc., or qualitative research methods such as one-on-one interviews, focus groups, case study research etc. to obtain new insights into specific aspects of maritime transportation.

For more information about MARTRA, please visit https://www.journals.elsevier.com/maritime-transport-research

Key dates

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Note: Open Access fees for relevant, accepted papers published in this special issue will be waived for all submissions received by 31 December 2021"


Dr. Wayne K. Talley 

Old Dominion University


Dr. ManWo Ng 

Old Dominion University


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