Managing complexity in shipping and port markets: firms’ business models, co-opetitive games and innovative public-private interactions.

Over the last few decades, maritime trade patterns and intermodal transport networks have changed dramatically. In this regard, understanding port and shipping policies and strategies is becoming increasingly complex:

1. Public administrations adopted radical changes in their organization, processes and objectives

2. Market structures were impacted by innovation, triggering public and private actors to rethink their strategies and business models

3. Supply chains were transformed and new partnerships emerged

4. New risk management and hedging tools spread into the shipping world

Authors are invited to submit papers with original ideas that analyze, discuss and propose solutions to foster our understanding of these changes, investigating stimulating questions such as:

1.What are the effects of the current economic conditions on maritime markets?

2.What are the future port governance models and innovative public-private partnerships?

3. How does sustainable development and corporate social responsibility impact shipping and port industries?

4.What are the new and future partnerships in supply chains?

5.What are the future hedging methods available to shipping and port players?


International TradeMaritime GeographyMaritime Business StrategyBulk ShippingRisk ManagementShipping Finance

Modelling of Shipping Markets

Short Sea Shipping

Port Performance

Shipping Market Analysis

Port Reform and Governance

Port Competitiveness

Cruise and Ferry Industries

Ports and Spatial Planning

Intermodal TransportMaritime LogisticsMaritime PolicyPort-City RelationshipsNetwork Analysis in Shipping and PortsOperations Research in Shipping and Ports

Maritime Education and Training

Port Development

Port Choice

Maritime Safety and Security

Hinterland Strategies

Environmental Management

Innovation in Shipping and Ports

Shipping and the Environment



Abstracts should be submitted via the IAME2013 Conference Management System. They should not exceed 500 words.

Abstracts should clearly contain the main goal of the paper, the methodology used and the main findings. Authors are requested to indicate a list of maximum 6 keywords and the preferred conference section.

Authors should also consider that at least one of the authors of each paper must register for the conference to present the paper, and that one author can only present one paper.



Full paper should be submitted via the IAME2013 Conference Management System. The  formatting requirements and instruction for submitting are described in the following documentIAME2013_FULL_PAPER_TEMPLATE_SUBMISSION.


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