Transportation Research Part E

In the service management concept, the management of transportation hubs (including ports, terminals and airports, as well as other critical transportation nodes) presents unique challenges, and a special issue would provide a valuable platform for researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise on this important area of research. The importance of effective transportation hub management cannot be overstated. Transportation hubs serve as critical points of transfer and exchange for goods and services between different modes of transportation, and their efficient management can lead to reduced costs, improved productivity, enhanced safety and quality standards and improved environmental performance. However, transportation hub management is a complex field that requires the integration of multiple disciplines and stakeholders.

The proposed special issue aims to explore the latest research and practices in managing transportation hubs from a variety of viewpoints, including both qualitative and quantitative research. Hopefully, it can provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge and insights on effective transportation hub management practices across the full range of available freight transport modes.


Guest editors:

1) Dr. Kevin Cullinane
Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2) Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee
Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Zhejiang University, China

3) Dr. Shahryar Sorooshian
Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Special issue information:

Transportation hubs, including ports, terminals and airports, as well as other critical transportation nodes, are crucial components of the logistics supply chain, and the effective management of these hubs is essential for the smooth and efficient flow of goods and services in global trade and commerce. However, in the service management concept, the management of transportation hubs presents unique challenges, and a special issue would provide a valuable platform for researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise on this important area of research.

The proposed special issue aims to explore the latest research and practices in managing transportation hubs from a variety of viewpoints, including both qualitative and quantitative research. To this end, we shall invite original research articles, including but not limited to the following topics:

• Operational management of transportation hubs

• Challenges and solutions in transportation hub management

• Best practices for managing transportation hubs

• Emerging technologies in transportation hub management

• Decision-making in transportation hub management

• Quality and safety management in transportation hubs

• Case studies on successful transportation hub management practices

The importance of effective transportation hub management cannot be overstated. Transportation hubs serve as critical points of transfer and exchange for goods and services between different modes of transportation, and their efficient management can lead to reduced costs, improved productivity, enhanced safety and quality standards and improved environmental performance. However, transportation hub management is a complex field that requires the integration of multiple disciplines and stakeholders. This special issue can provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge and insights on effective transportation hub management practices across the full range of available freight transport modes.

Manuscript submission information:

Submission process and papers must adhere to the standard author guidelines of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, which can be found at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/transportation-research-part-e-logistics-and-transportation-review/1366-5545/guide-for-authors

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. Please follow the submission guidelines, which can be found from the journal website: https://www.editorialmanager.com/tre/default1.aspx

All submissions to the Special section should be submitted via the Transportation Research Part E online submission system. When you submit your paper to the Special section, please choose article type "VSI: Transport Hubs_Hans"

Otherwise, your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript. Papers submitted to the Special section will be subjected to normal thorough double-blind review process.

Submission deadline: 30th August 2024


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