Special Issue "Sharing Economics and the Innovation of Asian Shipping and Logistics Industry—Selected Papers from the 9th International Conference of Asian Shipping and Logistics"
A special issue of Logistics (ISSN 2305-6290).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016) | Viewed by 8483
Interests: shipping and logistics; maritime; port mangement
Interests: supply chain management; procurement management; shipping management; transport geography; maritime; analytic hierarchy process
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International shipping and logistics business has been experiencing a period of fast transformation. The prevalence of negative interest rate and the quantitative easing monetary policy in many leading economies to encourage private investment might result in inconsiderate and careless plans to build an abundance of industrial and logistics facilities. Meanwhile, China, as one of the major growth engines of world trade, has greatly reduced its import and export cargoes. In order to overcome the oversupply of shipping fleets, redundant investment in logistics facilities, abundant warehouse spaces, and the sluggish growth of world trade, resource sharing is one of the more popular and innovative practices via organizing global strategic alliance networks that can ubiquitously generate an efficient and quality response to shippers’ demands.
Alliances and partnerships can help logistics operators optimize their current transportation and storage processes, based on sharing the similar resources through management techniques for reducing operating costs and improving the enterprises’ efficiency and competitiveness. The core spirit of alliance and partnership in a supply chain is represented by sharing economics, which increases the service intensity and reduces logistics resources and facility inputs. The formation of vertical and horizontal partnerships and alliances is widespread in the logistics industry. Closely-knit logistics service providers (LSP) alliances, ship owner consortiums, port operator alliances, and shipping pools are frequently reported in the shipping and logistics industry. Sharing economics can, not only enable logistics service providers to reduce costs, but also help them mutually exchange their management know-how in marketing skill, operation techniques, security management, safety management, financial management, etc., in an innovative way.
The goal of this Special Issue is to attract academics and professionals to discuss the latest global developments in the field of shipping and logistics theories and practices, to set up a platform to present contemporary and significant research results related to shipping and logistics, and to exchange creative solutions to shipping and logistics issues. The Special Issue will discuss solutions for the shipping and logistics industry in a broad scope of innovation management so as to the reduce difficulties encountered by many LSPs in the current turbulent and unstable financial and natural environments.
Prof. Dr. Jong-Khil Han
Dr. Thai-Cherng Lirn
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Shipping Logistics
- Sharing Economics
- Network Economics
- Port Mangement