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Title: Maritime logistics as an emerging discipline
Authors: Panayides, Photis 
Song, Dongwook 
Keywords: Shipping industry;Supply chains;Integration;Service;Efficiency;Management;Shippers;Barriers;Impact;Port
Category: Economics and Business
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Source: Maritime Policy and Management, 2013, Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages 295-308
DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2013.782942
Journal: Maritime Policy and Management 
Abstract: The evolution of maritime logistics as an emerging discipline has resulted, to a large extent, from the increasing and varied demands of shippers and customers and the rapidly changing role of ports in the context of supply and logistics chains. Scholars are becoming increasingly aware of the need to integrate logistics and supply chain management concepts in the maritime transportation chain and operations. This article aims to provide a review and foundation for understanding the domain of maritime logistics and to assess its potential as an emerging discipline. To do so, a framework for understanding the various aspects of maritime logistics strategy and implementation is developed. A synthesis of the existing knowledge on maritime logistics is done by integrating diverse explorations forming the basis of this framework. We draw upon the literature on maritime transport and ports and primarily theliterature that analyses concepts by adopting an economic or management perspective.
ISSN: 03088839
DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2013.782942
Rights: © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Type: Article
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