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					International Journal of


Shipping
and Transport
Logistics
Scope of the Journal
IJSTL is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on all
methodological aspects in the field of shipping and transport logistics, particularly
those that require empirical or mathematical analysis with managerial implications.
IJSTL is dedicated to publishing original, high-quality and methodologically rigorous
research papers that address significant management issues pertinent to shipping
and transport logistics. IJSTL also publishes informative and critical book reviews of
newly published books with scholarly and practical contributions that advance the
state-of-the-art of the theory and practice of shipping and transport logistics.

Subject coverage:
Specific areas of interest include, but are not
limited to:
• Analysis of economies of scale in ship size
   and firm size
• Container positioning in liner shipping
• International trade and shipping
• Managing intermodal transport
• Market analysis in sectors of shipping and        International Journal of
   transport logistics
• Modelling and analysis of problems                Shipping
   pertinent to shipping and transport logistics    and Transport
• Risk analysis in transport logistics and
   physical distribution infrastructure
                                                    Logistics
• Service quality in shipping and transport
   logistics
• Strategic alliances and relationship
   management in shipping and transport
   distribution
• Strategic management for managing
   shipping and transport logistics
• Transhipment and the development of hub
   and spoke in shipping                                www.inderscience.com/ijstl
• Transport security
• Use of information technology and decision
   support systems for shipping management
   and physical distribution
• Warehouse and terminal operations and
   management




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Members of the Editorial Board
Editors                           Prof. Martin Dresner              Prof. Chin-Shan Lu
Dr. Kee-hung Lai                  University of Maryland, USA       National Cheng Kung University,
Empirical Approach)                                                 Taiwan, ROC
The Hong Kong Polytechnic         Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran
University,                       University of Massachusetts –     Prof. Peter Marlow
Hong Kong (China)                 Dartmouth, USA                    Cardiff University, UK

Dr. Y.H. Venus Lun                Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis    Prof. Dr. Theo Notteboom
The Hong Kong Polytechnic         Institut für                      ITMMA (Institute of Transport
University,                       Seeverkehrswirtschaft und         and Maritime Management
Hong Kong (China)                 Logistik, Germany                 Antwerp), Belgium

Dr. C.T. Daniel Ng                Prof. H.E. Haralambides           Dr. Thanos Pallis
The Hong Kong Polytechnic         Erasmus University Rotterdam,     University of the Aegean,
University,                       Netherlands                       Greece
Hong Kong (China)
                                  Prof. Trevor D. Heaver            Prof. Michael Pinedo
Dr. Christina W.Y. Wong           University of British Columbia,   New York University, USA
The Hong Kong Polytechnic         Canada
University,                                                         Prof. Michael Roe
                                  Prof. Dr. Olli-Pekka Hilmola      University of Plymouth, UK
Hong Kong (China)
                                  University of Skövde, Sweden
                                  Lappeenranta University of
Consulting Editor                                                   Dr. Nitin Singh
                                  Technology, Finland               Indian Institute of Management,
Prof. T.C. Edwin Cheng
The Hong Kong Polytechnic                                           India
                                  Prof. Hark Hwang
University,
                                  Korea Advanced Institute of       Prof. Wayne K. Talley
Hong Kong (China)
                                  Science and Technology,           Old Dominion University, USA
                                  Korea, Rrepublic of
Editorial Board
Prof. Ruth Banomyong                                                Prof. Christopher S. Tang
                                  Prof. Zhihong Jin                 University of California - Los
Thammasat University,
                                  Dalian Maritime University,       Angeles, USA
Thailand
                                  P.R. China
Dr. Carlos Pestana Barros                                           Prof. Giri Kumar Tayi
                                  Prof. Ryuichi Kitamura            State University of New York -
Technical University of Lisbon,
                                  Kyoto University,                 Albany, USA
Portugal
                                  Japan
Dr. Khalid Bichou                                                   Dr. Thompson S.H. Teo
                                  Prof. Gilbert Laporte             National University of
Imperial College London,
                                  Université de Montréal,           Singapore, Singapore
UK
                                  HEC Montréal, Canada
Prof. Michael Browne                                                Prof. S.C. Wong
                                  Prof. Janny Leung
University of Westminster,                                          University of Hong Kong,
                                  Chinese University of Hong
UK                                                                  Hong Kong (China)
                                  Kong, Hong Kong (China)
Prof. Pierre Cariou                                                 Prof. Manfred Zachcial
                                  Prof. Lawrence C. Leung
World Maritime University,                                          Institute of Shipping Economics
                                  Chinese University of Hong
Sweden                                                              and Logistics, Germany
                                  Kong, Hong Kong (China)
Prof. Pablo Coto-Millán                                             Prof. Paul H. Zipkin
                                  Dr. Becky Loo
University of Cantabria,                                            Duke University, USA
                                  University of Hong Kong,
Spain                             Hong Kong (China)


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                                                Methods of payment

Content of Inaugural                            To be completed by all subscribers
Issue of IJSTL                                  Terms are payment with order. Payment by
VOL. 1(1), 2009                                 cheque, banker’s draft or credit card is
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Maritime governance and policy-making
                                                Name of subscriber
failure in the European Union
Michael Roe                                     ............................................................................

Minimising the peak load in a shared             ...........................................................................
storage system based on the duration-of-
stay of unit loads                              Position ..............................................................
Lu Chen, Diane Riopel, Andre Langevin
                                                Institution ............................................................
An empirical model of the bulk shipping         Address ..............................................................
market
Y.H. Venus Lun, Mohammed A. Quaddus              ...........................................................................

                                                 ...........................................................................
The Arctic Sea Route
Risto Laulajainen                                ...........................................................................

Risk analysis of the Aframax freight             ...........................................................................
market and of its new building and second
hand prices, 1976-2008 and 1984-2008             ...........................................................................
Alexander M. Goulielmos
                                                 ...........................................................................
Book Review: Shipping and Transport              ...........................................................................
Logistics by Y.H. Venus Lun, Kee-hung Lai
and T.C. Edwin Cheng                            Fax ......................................................................
Michael Roe
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Book Review: Derivatives and Risk
Management in Shipping by Manolis D.            Credit card type and number
Kavussanos and Ilias D. Visvikis
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Editors
Dr. Y.H. Venus Lun (Shipping)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)
E-mail: lgtvlun@polyu.edu.hk

Dr. Kee-hung Lai (Transport Logistics: Empirical Approach)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)
E-mail: lgtmlai@polyu.edu.hk

Dr. C.T. Daniel Ng (Transport Logistics: Modelling Approach)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)
E-mail: lgtctng@polyu.edu.hk

Dr. Christina W.Y. Wong (Book Reviews)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institute of Textiles and Clothing
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)
E-mail: tcchris@polyu.edu.hk

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                   ISSN: 1756-6517 (Print), ISSN: 1756-6525 (Online)