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Nowadays, the shipping-related industries face with the challenge of striking for environmental performance whereby a balance between productivity gain and environmental protection is needed.  Environmentally sustainable operations in shipping and related activities have emerged as an important topic for players in the shipping-related industries to explore and adopt, and for policy makers to showcase their commitment to environmental protection. According to the United Nations, a sustainable economy is defined as an economy that is able “to satisfy the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The challenge to attain a sustainable economy is to pursue economic growth while ensuring environment protection. IAME 2020 aims to develop new business models, management and technology innovations, and promote their adoption in the shipping and trade related activities. The conference provides the opportunity to facilitate collaboration between academic researchers to generate and disseminate information on possible solutions related to the sustainability of shipping and trade. IAME 2020 serves as a platform for multi-stakeholders to develop creative methods to address unresolved challenges in the adoption of sustainable operations.

Call for Papers

The theme of IAME 2020 is “Sustainable Development of Shipping and Trade”. Shipping goods through various transport modes facilitates industrial specialisation and scale economy in production. The world’s economic development is closely associated with shipping activities. As a “global industry”, shipping is inextricably related with international trade where shipping and trade jointly help sustain global economic growth and globalisation. Accordingly, the continued growth of international trade facilitated and supported by shipping-related activities is critical to sustainable global economic development. Shipping has evolved from its original relationships with ships and seaborne trade to transporting cargoes between two geographical points. Shipping management involves managing a vast network of players consisting of ship owners, shipping service providers, terminal operators, carriers, and traders.

IAME 2020 provides a forum to address both the theoretical and practical issues associated with sustainable shipping management to facilitate and support international trade in today’s dynamic, complex, and uncertain business world. IAME 2020 will serve as a platform to facilitate international research and industrial collaboration to examine the multifaceted issues related to sustainability in shipping and trade. We invite you to submit your paper(s) to IAME 2020. All submitted paper(s) are expected to have a clear theoretical base and scientific analysis.

Important dates

  • Due date for abstracts: 30 November 2019 15 December 2019
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 December 2019
  • Due date for submission of extended abstracts/full papers: 29 February 2020 15 April 2020
  • Notification of acceptance of extended abstracts/full papers: 15 May 2020

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