WCTR 2016 special issue: Energy and operational strategies in shipping and ports

This special issue deals with recent research results presented during the WCTR 2016 Conference held in Shanghai. It presents various contributions in the field of energy and operational issues in maritime shipping and ports, dealing with problem identification as well as solutions that can be put in place to mitigate or take away impacts.

Guest editors:

Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp
Eddy Van de Voorde, University of Antwerp
Venus Lun, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Deadline for submissions: 31 August, 2017

Submission instructions:
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Journal of Shipping and Trade. The complete manuscript should be submitted through Journal of Shipping and Trade submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on WCTR 2016 special issue: Energy and operational strategies in shipping and ports. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:
• Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
• High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
• No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
• Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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