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9 March 2022 (Amended on 18 March 2022)

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong, we must sadly confirm that the 11th International Forum on Shipping, Ports, and Airports (IFSPA) 2022 will be held in fully online mode with the following important dates:

Abstracts (Presentation & Full Paper) : 28 February 2022
Abstracts (Presentation Only) : 28 February 2022
Notification of Acceptance / Rejection : 15 March 2022 
Submission of Final Paper : 15 April 2022 
Author Registration Deadline : 20 April 2022
Conference : 16 to 20 May 2022

Hong Kong is now suffering from its fifth wave of coronavirus, the number of infections has been increased sharply, with over 55000 tested positives reported daily. The government has imposed different policies to fight the pandemic, including social-distancing measures, the Compulsory Universal Testing scheme, and possible arrangements for the “lockdown”. It is believed that the situation will remain pessimistic in May. Although we have striven to maintain the possibility of holding a hybrid mode conference to sustain our long mission of social nearing, the health and safety of everyone is our highest priority. Our committees have made the difficult decision to change the IFSPA 2022 to a fully online conference

The conference fee is reduced to compensate for having online mode only. Please refer to our website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/lms/icms/ifspa2022/registration/ for details. We are now accepting registration at https://www6.polyu.edu.hk/lms/ifspa/.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all Co-organizers, Supporters, Sponsors, Supporting Organizations, and our friends for your immense support towards this conference so far. Once again, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by these unforeseen circumstances. Our Conference Secretariat will be in touch with our speakers, registrants, and all stakeholders involved for proper follow-up arrangements via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please stay tuned to our future updates via the official website of IFSPA 2022 (http://www.icms.polyu.edu.hk/ifspa2022/). Thank you for your understanding and support, and we look forward to seeing you at IFSPA 2022 virtually!

Conference Chair
Professor Chin-Shan Lu

Dr. T. L. Yip
Dr. Dong Yang
Dr. Stephen Y.K. Li

CY Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies

Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University