An Overview to Contemporary Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Management Decision Areas

Tobias Buer, Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Aseem Kinra, Herbert Kotzab

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This chapter presents and discusses some contemporary maritime logistics and supply chain management-related decision areas which are of particular interest for the shipping industry. They include terminal operations, hinterland logistics, and knowledge labs for maritime clusters as well as digital innovation and emerging technologies. The chapter briefly describes the technologies and their supply chain management-enabling capabilities. Blockchain is essentially an information technology that enables supply chain management. The chapter shows that contemporary decision areas represent infrastructural issues around the core area of maritime logistics, especially in regards to facilities and their sea as well as landside operations and information technology. Digital innovations are the engines for a digital transformation of our life, focusing on the customer and their data as well as on networking and integration. Remote Container Management is a device installed on a refrigerated container, which collects data from the reefer controller and sends it to a central server.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Maritime Management
EditorsPhotis M. Panayides
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9781138671249
ISBN (Electronic)9781315617138, 9781317207047
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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