Centre of Maritime Logistics

Background

Maritime forms the backbone for the international trade and for the global economy. Around 90 percent of the global trade by volume and 70 percent by value are carried by sea and are handled by port worldwide. Covid-19 pandemic has created a problem for the global interdependence of nations and set new trends that will completely reshape maritime logistics landscape. The volume of the international maritime trade fall by 4.1% in 2020. Amid supply chain disruptions there has been a reduction in demand and economic uncertainty caused by pandemic. Thus, the global economy was severely affected by a twin demand and supply shock

This pandemic has shown the importance of maritime logistics as an essential sector for the continued delivery of critical supplies and global trade in the time of crisis, during the recovery stage and when resuming normality

The center will focus on all the three aspects of Maritime Logistics i.e., shipping, port operations and freight forwarding. This research center will contribute to the goals of expanding knowledge in the domain of maritime logistics and giving a positive impact on society.

Vision of the Center

To be recognized globally and nationally as a center of excellence for research and capacity building in the field of Maritime Logistics

Mission

Center shall strive to

  1. Promote and facilitate collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research
  2. Provide education and training in Maritime Logistics
  3. Transfer and mobilize knowledge gained through research for the benefit of society via a variety of mechanisms as appropriate.
  4. Generate external research funding to further the vision of the Center.

Core Values

  1. Hard work
  2. Honesty
  3. Concern for Human Rights and dignity of maritime workers
  4. Respect everyone we deal with
  5. Sincerity in our work

Scope of Function of Center

  • To organize Seminar/Conferences and other academic events
  • To organize short term courses on Maritime Logistics
  • To contribute to research and expansion of knowledge on Maritime Logistics by publishing Books, Journal article, etc.
  • To collaborate with national and international institutes globally recognized for working in the field of Maritime Logistics.
  • Plan and execute outreach activities beneficial to the corporates in the field of Maritime Logistics.

Time Plan for five years

First year

  • To organize webinars, conferences and other academic events
  • To organize a certificate course on Maritime Logistics
  • To identify key research areas in Maritime Logistics

Second Year

  • To organize webinars, conferences and other academic events
  • To organize a certificate course on Maritime Logistics
  • To publish research articles in leading national and international journals in the domain of Maritime Logistics
  • To collaborate with national and international bodies who are working in the field of Maritime Logistics.

Third Year

  • To organize webinars, conferences and other academic events
  • To organize a one-week certificate course on Maritime Logistics
  • To publish research articles in leading national and international journals
  • To start Annual Journal on Maritime Logistics

Fourth Year

  • To organize webinars, conferences and other academic events
  • To organize a one-week certificate course on Maritime Logistics
  • To publish research articles in leading national and international journals
  • To organize events in partnership with leading maritime logistics companies like DHL.

Fifth Year

  • To organize Webinars, Seminar and other academic events
  • To organize a two-week certificate course on Maritime Logistics
  • To come out with Book on Maritime Logistics in India
  • To publish research articles in leading national and international journals
  • To start a bi annual journal on Maritime Logistics

Details of Nominated Head of Centre and list of Centre members

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Patron in Chief Smt. Avantika Singh, IAS Vice Chairman & CEO, Gujarat Maritime Board
Patron Prof. Dr. S. Shanthakumar Director, School of Maritime Management
Gujarat Maritime University
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Head of the Centre Dr. Chirag Patel Asst. Professor, School of Maritime Management
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Centre Member 1) Dr. Dharmesh Raval Asst. Professor, School of Maritime Management
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Centre Member 2) Ms. Mayuri Neve Asst. Professor, School of Maritime Management
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Research Assistant Ms. Mayuri Shah Teaching and Research Associate, Gujarat Maritime University
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