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The Maritime Transport Research Group is located within Plymouth Business School and conducts internationally recognised research into shipping, ports and associated businesses. Through our constant engagement with the industry locally, nationally and internationally, we are able to achieve impact at all levels. Impact is achieved through innovative research in both digitalisation and decarbonisation. These research strands are important for global trade, as the maritime transport sector carries 80% of global trade, and therefore is the backbone of the global economy. 

Research lead – Dr Stavros Karamperidis

Dr Stavros Karamperidis is a Lecturer in Maritime Economics in the Department of International Shipping, Logistics and Operations at the University. Stavros is also regularly invited to deliver guest lectures at various universities and Merchant Maritime Academies around the globe. 
Contact Dr Stavros Karamperidis to find out more about our research or with any further enquiries. 
Dr Stavros Karamperidis

Research interests

Our aim and vision is to provide excellent research in maritime transport and logistics, which focuses on digitalisation and decarbonisation. In doing so, we demonstrate the impact of the maritime transport sector both in financial and employment (job creation) terms. 
Our research interests can be grouped into the following broad areas.
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Study with us

Join programmes that they have over 40 years of international industry experience with a strong focus on commercial aspects of shipping, ports, logistics, supply chain and procurement. Build industry connections through the visiting speakers' programme and stand out to employers with a qualification that is recognised from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, The Nautical Institute and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

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Maritime Transport Research Group seminars

If you want to get involved with our research seminars, please get in touch with Dr Stavros Karamperidis.

Expertise / research interest of our group members encompass the following:


Selected publications

  • abila S, Kitada M, Malecosio S, Tang L & Espina-Subong R 2023 'Empowering Seafarers as Agents of Their Mental Health: The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Seafarers’ Well-Being' INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing , DOI Open access
  • Abdul M, Karamperidis S & Mangla SK 2022 'Challenges to Zero Emission Transportation Modes Development: Towards Green Logistics' Transport Research Arena Conference
  • Canepa M, Hopcraft R, Karamperidis S & Ballini F 2022 'Cyber-MAR dynamic Awareness Raising – An Integrated Maritime Cyber Risk Management Approach' International Association of Maritime Economists
  • Syriopoulos T, Karamperidis S, Tsatsaronis M & Boura G 2022 'ESG Rating and Reporting: The Case of Shipping' International Association of Maritime Economists
  • Gauci G 2022 'The Ship as an Extension of Flag State Territory and an Entity with Human Attributes - Is it Time to Jettison these Legal Fictions?' International and Comparative Law Review 21, (2) 7-28 , DOI Open access
  • Sohn M 2022 'Exploring Mechanisms of Using Seasonal Climate Information to Drive Humanitarian Logistics Preparedness' Handbook of Climate Change Across the Food Supply Chain Springer International Publishing 437-450 Publisher Site , DOI
  • Tang L & Zhang P 2021 Human Resource Management in Shipping: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions. Routledge
  • Kazancoglu Y, Kumar S, Karamperidis S, Ekinci E, Ozbiltekin M & Sezer M 2020 'DECARBONISATION OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT WITH SYSTEM DYNAMICS IN FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS IN UK' Open access
  • Karamperidis S & Koligiannis G 2020 'Maritime transport sector digitalisation; Is it cyber-secure?' International Association of Maritime Economists Open access