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Special Issue on "Maritime and Port Logistics - Operations Research and Green-Smart Technologies" of the XXIII International Conference on Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics (MHCL 2019)

As part of the International Conference MHCL 2019, a special session on Maritime and Port Logistics (MPL) is calling for papers on Operations Research and Green-Smart Technologies. This Special Session will be held in Bar (Montenegro) from the 1st to the 2nd July, 2019 and in Wien (Austria) from 18th to 20th September, 2019. The best rated papers from this special session will be selected for the Special Issue.

The area of MHCL has been gaining a new momentum at the beginning of 21st century. Modern machinery, materials handling and logistics systems today employ fast-developing advanced technologies, which require deep interdisciplinary expertise to ensure successful implementation. To addressing these issues, MHCL conferences have become an important academic event of long history, bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on related topics. MHCL 2019 is organized by the Engineering Design and Logistics Engineering, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria together with Department of Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. It will be held in Wien (Austria) from the 18th to the 20th September 2019.

It has been a tradition of MHCL since 2009 to organize a Special Session E: Maritime and Port Logistics (MPL), which plays a vital role in the global transportation systems. This MPL session is organized twice a year, e.g. in 2017 the First Part of the MPL was held in Belgrade (the Belgrade conference) and the Second Part of the MPL was held in Bar (the Bar conference). This year the MPL special session, with the theme of Operations Research and Green-Smart Technologies (OR&GST), will be organized as two parts again:

  1. Bar (Montenegro) from 1st to 2nd July 2019 and
  2. Wien (Austria) from 18th to 20th September 2019.

MPL–OR&GST and innovations are the driving force of maritime industry. The GST trends are emerging that promise to change the MPL because it continues to change with the times. The Special Issue on MPL–OR&GST aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in a Sustainable Development in Maritime & Port Logistics based on GST implementation. All works related to OR in Maritime & Port Logistics and GST for a Sustainable Development in Maritime & Port Logistics are welcome. The MPL–OR&GST will promote new methods and technologies, concepts and innovations including models, principles and strategy toward an OR application and GST implementation in Maritime & Port Logistics. Authors who cannot attend the conference session are also encouraged to submit their papers directly to the Journal. The special issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

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If any queries, please feel free to discuss your manuscript ideas with the Guest Editors:

Prof. Dr. Branislav Dragović, Maritime Faculty Kotor, University of Montenegro, Montenegro,

Prof. Dr. Gang Chen, China Institute of FTZ Supply Chain, Shanghai Maritime University

Prof. Dr. Stratos Papadimitriou, Dept. of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece,

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