International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Y.H. Venus Lun
ISSN online: 1756-6525
ISSN print: 1756-6517
6 issues per year
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2016 Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) : 0.609


IJSTL is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing all methodological aspects in the field of shipping and transport logistics, particularly those that require empirical or mathematical analysis with managerial implications. IJSTL is dedicated to publishing original, high-quality and methodologically rigorous research papers that address significant management issues pertinent to shipping/transport logistics. IJSTL also publishes informative and critical book reviews of newly published books with scholarly and practical contributions that advance the state-of-the-art of the theory and practice of shipping/transport logistics.


 Topics covered include

  • Analysis of economies of scale in ship size and firm size
  • Container positioning in liner shipping
  • International trade and shipping
  • Managing intermodal transport
  • Market analysis in sectors of shipping and transport logistics
  • Modelling and analysis of problems pertinent to shipping and transport logistics
  • Risk analysis in transport logistics and physical distribution infrastructure
  • Service quality in shipping and transport logistics
  • Strategic alliances and relationship management in shipping and transport distribution
  • Strategic management for managing shipping and transport logistics
  • Transhipment and the development of hub and spoke in shipping
  • Transport security
  • IT and decision support systems for shipping management and physical distribution
  • Warehouse and terminal operations and management

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IJSTL combines the high standards of an academic approach with the practical value of industrial applications. Its objective is to promote original research and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge for improving practice in the management of shipping and transport logistics, and to strengthen the theoretical base that underpins sound management decision-making. It provides a forum for exchange of ideas and presentation of development in theory and applications for researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge for improving management in the field of shipping and transport logistics.


IJSTL provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of shipping and transport logistics, to disseminate information and to learn from one another's work.


IJSTL publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Shipping and Transport Logistics will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Lun, Y.H. Venus, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China


  • Lai, Kee-hung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Ng, C.T. Daniel, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Wong, Christina W.Y., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

Consulting Editor

  • Cheng, T.C. Edwin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

Associate Editors

  • Dong, Ciwei, Zhongnan Univesity of Economics and Law, China
  • Qing, Ding, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Song, Dongping, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Yang, Liu, University of International Business and Economics, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Banomyong, Ruth, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Bichou, Khalid, Imperial College London, UK
  • Browne, Michael, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Cariou, Pierre, Euromed Management, France
  • Choi, Thomas Y., Arizona State University, USA
  • Coto-Millán, Pablo, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Dresner, Martin, University of Maryland, USA
  • Gunasekaran, Angappa, California State University, Bakersfield, USA
  • Haasis, Hans-Dietrich, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Haralambides, H.E., Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Heaver, Trevor D., University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Hilmola, Olli-Pekka, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Hoffmann, Jan, UNCTAD Trade Logistics Branch Division on Technology and Logistics, Switzerland
  • Hwang, Hark, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Jin, Zhihong, Dalian Maritime University, China
  • Laporte, Gilbert, HEC Montréal, Canada
  • Lee, Paul Tae-Woo, Zhejiang University, China
  • Leung, Janny, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Leung, Lawrence C., Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Loo, Becky, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Lu, Chin-Shan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Marlow, Peter, Cardiff University, UK
  • Notteboom, Theo, Shanghai Maritime University, China
  • Pallis, Thanos, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Pinedo, Michael, New York University, USA
  • Psaraftis, Harilaos N., National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Roe, Michael, University of Plymouth, UK
  • So, Rick K.C., University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Talley, Wayne K., Old Dominion University, USA
  • Tang, Christopher S., University of California - Los Angeles, USA
  • Tayi, Giri Kumar, State University of New York at Albany, USA
  • Teo, Thompson S.H., National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Visvikis, Ilias, World Maritime University, Sweden
  • Wong, S.C., University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Zachcial, Manfred, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Germany
  • Zhang, Anming, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Zipkin, Paul H., Duke University, USA


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