Department of International Shipping, Logistics and Operations

About us

Plymouth Business School’s Department of International Shipping, Logistics and Operations delivers teaching across a number of programmes, including Maritime Business, International Supply Chain and Shipping Management and International Shipping amongst many others.

Staff members are actively involved in research and constitute the key membership of two iSPER Themed Research Groups: Product and Service Value Chain Innovation through Advanced Technologies (ProSerV) and Maritime and Logistics, Business and Policy (MLBP). Staff regularly publish in top quality Journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and Transportation Research.

The department’s expertise in shipping reflects the long-standing maritime tradition and world-leading reputation of the University of Plymouth in this area. This, together with our extensive industry links, enables us to provide a comprehensive, research-led and business-informed teaching offer.

We are proud to partner with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) through our shipping masters degrees. First established in 1919, CILT in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals leading supply chain operations for the movement of goods and people and is part of the CILT international family with over 33,000 members in countries across the world.

Research highlights

Maritime and Logistics, Business and Policy

Promoting excellent research into business and policy issues in maritime business and logistics.

Further information

Over the past few years there has been a growing interest in the issues of cuber security and maritime security but far too little attention has been paid to the combination of the two security problems. And yet there are clear and critical points of intersection. The impact of (cuber) security issues on the maritime economy is emerging dramatically. However, as an ongoing research by one of the worlds leading thing tanks, Chatham House, has indicated, the shipping industry is still immature and struggles to come to grips with this new insidious threat. A structured method to understand the risks and vulnerabilities, but also to offer and applicable road map towards maintaining a sustainable security within the maritime industry is required.

In collaboration with The Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy (DCSS) our MSc International Shipping programme includes the opportunity to undertake specialist study focussing on Maritime Security. This programme enables graduates to enter the dynamic shipping and logistics industry with the skills to meet the contemporary needs of the market for securing continuous operations without the disturbance of malicious attacks.

Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy (DCSS)

The University of Plymouth's Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy (DCSS) was established to meet the clear and growing need to raise knowledge, awareness and understanding of strategic and defence issues as they relate to maritime affairs and the use of seapower in the 21st century.

Delivered by expert practitioner trainers alongside staff from the University of Plymouth our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to improve your knowledge of current security challenges, and enhance your skills to meet the demands of today's competitive security industry market.

Find out more about DCSS

Our staff