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Transport, Shipping, Ports and Maritime Research Group

We seek to advance thinking on the interactions between transport modes and methods in complex operating environments.

The Transport, Shipping, Ports and Maritime Research Group (TRANSPAM) researches and publishes in the areas of land transport operations, shipping and transport economics, air transport operations, trade, transport and maritime law, humanitarian and emergency supply chains, sustainability in transport, modelling and simulation of supply chains, and transport networks.

TRANSPAM aims to direct its output into operational practices and to improve policy decision-making in these areas.

Below is a list of conference papers, books and book chapters, and published journal articles.

Conference papers

  • Woo, S., Pettit, S. and Oh, J. 2020. Research in port automation, digitalisation and socio-technical systems: LDA and network analysis. Presented at: e-LRN 2020 Special Web Conference, Virtual, 9-11 September 2020.
  • Theocharis, D.et al. 2019. Viability of the Northern Sea Route for the product tanker segment: The role of distance, ship size and fuel prices. Presented at: 27th Annual IAME Conference,, Athens, Greece, 25-28 June 2019.
  • Ayaz, A., Beresford, A. and Pettit, S. 2019. An analysis of China Pakistan economic corridor routes in Pakistan: Modal choice, costs and schedules. Presented at: International Conference on Logistics and Transport, 14 - 16 November 2019.
  • Nikolopoulos, K.et al. 2019. A risk-mitigation model driven from the level of forecastability of Black Swans: prepare and respond to major Earthquakes through a dynamic Temporal and Spatial Aggregation forecasting framework. Bangor: Bangor University. Available at: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/business/research/documents/BBSWP-19-17.pdf
  • Beresford, A., Banomyong, R. and Pettit, S. 2019. Developing an holistic model for multimodal transportation. Presented at: International Symposium on Multimodal Transport, 6-7 December 2019.
  • Jelodari, E.et al. 2019. An Improved Tabu search algorithm for the multi-period bid generation problem with the consideration of delivery lead times. Presented at: 9th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control, 28-30 August 2019.
  • Hrusovsky, M.et al. 2019. Innovative approaches for supporting sustainable and reliable planning of rail and intermodal transport. Presented at: EURO 2019, Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 June 2019. pp. -.
  • Demir, E. 2019. Truck platooning: The future?. Presented at: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2019, Northamption, UK, 4-6 September 2019Building a platform for international success. CILT UK pp. 255-259.
  • Wiradanti, B.et al. 2018. In between global main shipping routes: similarities and differences between Indonesia and the Caribbean. Presented at: Maritime Bahamas 2018, Nassau, Bahamas, 17 - 19 October 2018.
  • Wells, P.et al. 2018. Future CO2 emissions from shipping: a four scenario analysis using the Multi-Level Perspective. Presented at: Maritime Bahamas 2018, Nassau, Bahamas, 116-19 October 2018.
  • Hrusovsky, M.et al. 2019. Supporting sustainable freight transport by introducing innovative planning approaches. Presented at: Operations Research 2019, Dresden, Germany, 3-6 Sept 2019.
  • Lim, S., Pettit, S. and Abouarghoub, W. 2018. A systematic literature review on port sustainability performance. Presented at: British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol, UK, 4 - 6 September 2018.
  • Nikolopoulos, K.et al. 2018. A risk-mitigation model driven from the level of forecastability of black swans: prepare and respond to major earthquakes through a dynamic temporal and spatial aggregation forecasting framework. Presented at: 24th IIF Workshop: Forecasting for Social Good, Cardiff, UK, 12 - 13 July 2018.
  • Wells, P. E.et al. 2018. Future CO2 emissions from shipping: four-scenarios using a multi-level perspective - a proposed methodology. Presented at: Global Maritime Conference (GLOBMAR 2018), Sopot, Poland, 19-20 April 2018.
  • Pettit, S.et al. 2018. Theoretical developments in humanitarian aid supply chain management. Presented at: 9th European Decision Science Institute Conference, Udine, Italy, 3-6 June 2018.
  • Ma, W.et al. 2017. Inter-organisational power: a structured review and implications for future research. Presented at: International Symposium on Logistics, Ljubliana, Slovenia, 9-12 July 2017.
  • Pettit, S., Abouarghoub, W. and Beresford, A. 2017. An investigation into port congestion post the Arab Spring: the case of the Libyan crisis. Presented at: International Symposium on Logistics, Ljubliana, Slovenia, 9-12 July 2017.
  • Theocharis, D., Pettit, S. and Sanchez Rodrigues, V. 2017. A systematic literature review of maritime routing studies with a specific focus on arctic shipping. Presented at: International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 27-30 June 2017.
  • Wiradanti, B.et al. 2017. Peripherality in ports: a literature review on concentration / de-concentration factors. Presented at: International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 27-30 June 2017.
  • Sanchez Rodrigues, V., Wang, X. and Demir, E. 2018. Ocado salads waste project - A modelling project from Cardiff University. Presented at: Efficient Customer Response Meeting, Hamburg, Germany, 7 June 2018.
  • Wiradanti, B.et al. 2017. Investing in peripheral ports: perception of stakeholders in the Indonesian port and maritime industry. Presented at: 21st Logistics Research Network Conference, Southampton, 6-8 September 2017.
  • Sanchez Rodrigues, V.et al. 2018. Food waste in the online grocery supply chain: The case of Ocado’s salads. Presented at: Efficient Customer Response Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-24 October 2018.
  • Pettit, S. 2017. Port developments and maritime futures. Presented at: Chung-Ang University International Logistics Conference 2017, Seoul, Korea, 27 October 2017.
  • Xiaorui, R., Beresford, A. and Pettit, S. 2017. An analysis of the competitive position of the Eurasian Land Bridge, China to Germany. Presented at: ICLT - 9th International Conference on Logistics and Transport, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-3 November 2017.
  • Beresford, A., Banomyong, R. and Pettit, S. 2017. International freight logistics in South East Asia. Presented at: International Association of Ports and Harbours Conference, 2017, Bali, Indonesia, May 2017.
  • Demir, E., Abouarghoub, W. and Syntetos, A. 2018. Modelling the delivery slots for the last mile delivery: Costs and emissions. Presented at: The 23rd International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2018), Bali, Indonesia, 8-11 July 2018.
  • Abouarghoub, W. and Alizadeh, A. 2017. A Markov Regime switching approach for forecasting short and long term dry bulk freight rates. Presented at: International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 27-30 June 2017.

Books and book chapters

  • Masmoudi, M. . A., Hosny, M. and Demir, E. 2019. An adaptive large neighborhood search heuristic for the green dial‐a‐ride problem. In: Besbes, W. et al. eds. Solving Transport Problems: Towards Green Logistics. Wiley, pp. 1-26., (10.1002/9781119686750)
  • Woo, S. H., Pettit, S. and Beresford, A. 2020. Logistics performance of supply chain-oriented ports. In: Song, D. and Panayides, P. eds. Maritime Logistics: A Guide to Contemporary Shipping and Port Management 3rd Edition. Kogan Page
  • Beresford, A. and Pettit, S. 2019. A contextual history of port research at Cardiff University. In: Wells, P. ed. Contemporary Operations and Logistics: Achieving Excellence in Turbulent Times. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 281-300.
  • Pettit, S. and Beresford, A. 2019. Humanitarian aid supply chain management. In: Wells, P. ed. Contemporary Operations and Logistics. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 341-364.
  • Demir, E.et al. 2019. Vehicle routing problem: Past and future. In: Wells, P. ed. Contemporary Operations and Logistics: Achieving Excellence in Turbulent Times. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 97-117., (10.1007/978-3-030-14493-7_7)
  • Kim, J.et al. 2018. An exploration of horizontal supply chain integration for humanitarian and disaster relief. In: Tatham, P. and Christopher, M. eds. Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters. Kogan Page, pp. 113-141.
  • Abouarghoub, W. and Haider, J. 2019. Shipping economics: status and future prospects. In: Wells, P. ed. Contemporary Operations and Logistics. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 259-279.
  • Abdugalimov, Z., Beresford, A. and Pettit, S. 2018. Multimodal transport of mining equipment from Germany to Kazakhstan. In: Neise, R. ed. Container Logistics: The Role of the Container in the Supply Chain. Kogan Page, pp. 169-201.
  • Pettit, S. and Beresford, A. eds. 2017. Port management - cases in port geography, operations and policy. Kogan Page.
  • Pettit, S. and Beresford, A. 2017. Introduction. In: Pettit, S. and Beresford, A. eds. Port Management - Cases in Port Geography, Operations and Policy. Kogan Page, pp. 1-10.
  • Masmoudi, M. . A., Hosny, M. and Demir, E. 2019. An improved adaptive large neighborhood search heuristic for the green dial-a-ride problem. In: Besbes, W., Dhouib, D. and Marrekchi, E. eds. Optimization of Green Transportation Problems: Fundamentals and Applications. Wiley
  • Beresford, A. K. C. and Pettit, S. J. eds. 2017. International freight transport: cases, structures and prospects. Kogan Page.
  • Beresford, A. K. C. and Pettit, S. J. 2017. Introduction: cases, structures and prospects. In: International Freight Transport: Cases, Structures and Prospects. Kogan Page, pp. 1-9.
  • Bimaganbetov, T., Beresford, A. K. C. and Pettit, S. J. 2017. Multimodal transport solutions for grain exports from Kazakhstan. In: International Freight Transport: Cases, Structures and Prospects. Kogan Page, pp. 79-99.
  • Pettit, S. J. and Beresford, A. K. C. 2017. Port development: from gateways to logistics hubs. In: Talley, W. ed. Maritime Economics. Critical Concepts in Economics Routledge
  • Demir, E. 2018. Value creation through green vehicle routing. In: Zeimpekis, V. et al. eds. Sustainable Freight Transport:Theory, Models, and Case Studies. Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series Springer, pp. 63-78.
  • Kim, J.et al. 2017. Understanding humanitarian and disaster relief supply chain integration. In: Kovacs, G., Spens, K. and Moshtari, M. eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Palgrave McMillan
  • Mason, R. J., Pettit, S. and Beresford, A. 2017. Port-centric logistics - the seaport versus inland location dilemma. In: Pettit, S. and Beresford, A. eds. Port Management - Cases in Port Geography, Operations and Policy. Kogan Page, pp. 470-485.
  • Wells, P., 2019. Zero-carbon logistics, Chapter 6 pp 81-96 in in Wells, P. (ed) Contemporary Operations and Logistics: Achieving excellence in turbulent times, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wells, P., 2019. Business model innovation at the interface between global production systems and local demand, Chapter 4 pp 45-60 in Wells, P. (ed) Contemporary Operations and Logistics: Achieving excellence in turbulent times, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Selected publications

Current research

Co-growth is a £930K project funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and Welsh Government.

The project aims to facilitate co-operation among the Welsh drinks producers through the adoption of cluster-based approaches. Co-growth is influencing practices within the Welsh drinks sector and developing collaboration models and tools to inform decision made by drinks producers on when to collaborate, who to collaborate with and the benefits of collaboration (informal versus formal collaboration).

The project intends to enable Welsh drinks producers to grow sustainably with incremental capital investment and meeting environmental goals. The co-operation activities supported by Co-growth are expected to have positive impact on key performance indicators that are crucial for the Welsh economy and society, namely growth, return on investment, water and energy usage, carbon footprint and productivity.

Recent completed research projects

  • STARS. A 36-month study into car sharing schemes in the European Union. Consortium led by Politecnico Milano. Funded by the Horizon 2020 programme. Ended March 2020. STARS project reports:
    • Wells, P., Liu, H., Maurice, S., Sanvicente, E. and Beccaria, S., 2018. Review of the Impacts on the Automobility Market. Read the research
    • Wells, P., Liu, H. and Beccaria, S., 2018. Review of the Impacts on the Automotive Industry. Read the research
  • Ocado Group plc (2019-2020)
  • ESRC - Cheshire & Warrrington LEP (2019)
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project at Ocado Group plc (2019-2021)
  • CILT Seed corn funding (2018-2019): Truck Platooning
  • Ocado Group plc (2018): Addressing Salad Supply Chains
  • ESRC/Panalpina (2017-2018): Conquering the last mile
  • ESRC/Panalpina (2017-2018) : Same day, same way?
  • The economic value of shipping to the UK economy;
  • The implementation of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention within Far East Maritime Colleges;
  • A survey of Higher Education Courses in the UK and Europe in the field of Maritime Economics and Logistics;
  • An Analysis of the cost structure of the main TEN ports (ATENCO);
  • Work Organisation in Ports (WORKPORT);
  • Maritime education and training project (METNET) as part of the NEPTUNE consortium.
  • Academics from the TRANSPAM also work with the Logistics Systems Dynamics Group, and with Cardiff University’s multidisciplinary Sustainable Places Research Institute. The group has international collaborative links for teaching and research, notably with Malaysia, Brazil, China, and South Korea.

Co-ordinator

Professor Peter Wells

Professor Peter Wells

Professor of Business and Sustainability, Director of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research

Email
wellspe@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5717

Academic staff

Dr Wessam M.T. Abouarghoub

Dr Wessam M.T. Abouarghoub

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management, Programme Director of MSc Maritime Policy and Shipping Management

Email
abouarghoubw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5852
Professor Anthony Beresford

Professor Anthony Beresford

Professor in Multimodal Transport Systems

Email
beresford@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6869
Dr Emrah Demir

Dr Emrah Demir

Reader in Management Science, The PARC Associate Professor of Manufacturing and Logistics, Senior Coordinator of Learning & Teaching

Email
demire@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0971
Dr Jane Haider

Dr Jane Haider

Senior Lecturer in Logistics, Transport and Operations Management

Email
haider@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6851
Professor Robert Mason

Professor Robert Mason

Head of Logistics and Operations Management Section, Professor in Logistics

Email
masonrj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5511
Dr Rawindaran Nair

Dr Rawindaran Nair

Lecturer in Shipping Policy and International Transportation Law

Email
nairr1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5217
Professor Stephen Pettit

Professor Stephen Pettit

Professor in Logistics and Operations Management

Email
pettit@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6835
Professor Andrew Potter

Professor Andrew Potter

Professor in Logistics and Transport

Email
potterat@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5214
Dr Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Dr Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Reader in Logistics and Operations Management

Email
sanchezrodriguesva1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5185
Dr Jean-Paul Skeete

Dr Jean-Paul Skeete

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email
skeetej@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0879

Postgraduate students

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Tarig Eddrgash

Research student

Email
eddrgashta@cardiff.ac.uk
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Jihee Kim

Research student

Email
kimj14@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
(0)29 2087 6083
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Sehwa Lim

Research student

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lims10@cardiff.ac.uk
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Haokun Liu

Research student

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liuh23@cardiff.ac.uk
Dimitrios Theocharis

Dimitrios Theocharis

Research student

Email
theocharisd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5480
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Liqiao Wang

Research student

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wangl45@cardiff.ac.uk
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Wen Xu

Research student

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xuw20@cardiff.ac.uk