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CFP for special issue on Transport of Agri products and Natural Resources

  • 1.  CFP for special issue on Transport of Agri products and Natural Resources

    Posted 04-05-2016 10:04

    Research in Transportation Business & Management

    Volume Title: New developments in the global transport of Agricultural Products, Energy and Natural Resources.

    Guest Edited By: Christopher Clott and Albert Veenstra

    Aims and Scope of the Themed Volume

    Global movements of agricultural products, food, energy and natural resources represent a substantial and vital part of world commerce.  Despite this importance, with product moved to all points of the globe by a plethora of different conveyances, the topic is often under-researched within transport studies.  This volume will focus on new developments within the area of resource and agricultural transport.  Our reliance on the effective and efficient movement of goods encompassing foodstuffs, bulk agricultural commodities, natural resources, energy, and the like is impacted by volatile supply and demand, population changes, and appropriate infrastructure.  Trade restrictions and trade liberalization, congestion, sustainability and previous transport practices are also key factors. Papers which have a strong emphasis on break-bulk goods movements, raw materials, and commodities are invited to contribute to this volume.  The main topics of specific interest which cover the scope of this volume are:

    ·         Critical issues in the movement of product from mine, prairie or hinterland location to market.

    ·         Interplay of rail and pipeline in the transport of commodities.

    ·         Inland waterway goods transport.

    ·         Competition between rail and barge networks.

    ·         Pricing of commodity movements and their effect on transport decision-making.

    ·         Impact of trade liberalization agreements on transport networks.

    ·         National security issues impacting goods movements of commodities.

    ·         Innovations within commodity goods shipping.

    ·         Risk management issues within global commodity transport.

    ·         Cold chain and temperature sensitive commodity movements.


    Papers Due: Call for Papers issued after proposal acceptance and authors invited to submit.

    All papers out for review by: 31 August 2016

    Reviewers' comments to authors:  30 November 2016

    Revised papers submitted: 28 February 2017

    Reviewers' comments on revised paper to authors: 30 April 2017

    Papers are accepted and published online when ready.

    Receipt of final version of paper and Volume closed for any new submissions (only revised submissions accepted): 30 June 2017

    Final order of papers and editorial due: 31 August 2017

    Hard Copy Volume published: December 2017

    Guest Editors

    Dr Christopher Clott is the ABS Chair of Marine Transportation and Logistics, Global Business and Transportation Department, State University of New York Maritime College, Bronx, N.Y. (USA).  His research interests concern port and intermodal operations, infrastructure renovation, globalization, and outsourcing.  He has published peer-reviewed journal articles, presented at national and international conferences and currently works on infrastructure development issues within greater New York region for the Waterfront Alliance.

    Christopher B. Clott

    ABS Chair of Marine Transportation & Logistics

    SUNY Maritime College


    Albert Willem Veenstra is scientific director of the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (Dinalog) and professor in International Trade Facilitation and Logistics at the technical University Eindhoven. He has a background in econometrics and wrote his PhD on the analysis for markets in ocean shipping. He worked as an assistant professor in transport economics and international logistics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2011, he became senior research integrator and senior business consultant at the Dutch Institute for Applied Research (TNO). in 2014 he took up his current job at Dinalog. Albert is teaching on shipping economics and policy in the Master on Maritime Economics and Logistics and supply chain and logistics compliance in the Master on Customs and Supply Chain Compliance at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He teaches a course on innovation in global freight transport at TU Eindhoven. Albert is involved in shaping the Dutch and the European innovation agenda for logistics research. 


    Prof. Dr. Albert Veenstra

    p/a Dinalog

    Graaf Engelbertlaan 75

    4837 DS Breda

    the Netherlands

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