Dr Stavros Karamperidis

Dr Stavros Karamperidis

Lecturer in Maritime Economics

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)


Dr Stavros Karamperidis is a Lecturer in Maritime Economics. 

For over 4 years, he worked at Heriot-Watt University as an Assistant Professor in Shipping and International Logistics. Before joining Heriot-Watt University, for more than 6 years, he worked in a range of companies from SME’s to large multinationals. Stavros through his roles has a continuous involvement with the industry, thus his involvement in various professional organisations. 

Professional membership

  • Member of the European Freight and Logistics Leaders Forum and member of their academic board.
  • Board Member of the Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership (Scottish Business Resilience Center).
  • Member of Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group, Plymouth University (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/maritime-cyber-threats-research-group).  
  • Member of the Business Models board for the Scottish Institute of Re-manufacturing. 
  • Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists. 
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece.

Teaching interests

Programme manager of MSc International Logistics and Shipping programmes

MSc International Shipping

MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc International Procurement and Supply Chain Management

MSc International Shipping with Security (TBC)

Course leader : 
  • MAR 701 Research Skills and Economics, Postgraduate.
  • MAR 706 Port Policy and Management, Postgraduate.
  • MAR 710 Research project (dissertation), Postgraduate.
  • MAR 207 Maritime Geography and Economics, Undergraduate.
Course participation:
  • MAR 210 Maritime Management and Markets, Postgraduate.
  • MAR 324 Project dissertation, Undergraduate.
Previous teaching: 
  • Shipping and Ports Operation (C11MO), Postgraduate. 
  • Maritime Business and Economics (C11MU), Postgraduate.
  • Strategies for Managing Supply Chains (C11LS), Postgraduate.
  • Research Philosophy (C11BU), Postgraduate.
  • Business Research (C19RH), Undergraduate.

Research interests

My prime research interests are in shipping and ports logistics, transport performance measurement, indices development, business models application in maritime sector and cyber security. I also have a research interest in circular economy business support and engagement to deliver environmental and financial benefits.

Other research

Maritime cyber security expert for ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity).

Grants & contracts

Current projects

  • £ 27,165 Turbo Guy. To support Turbo Guy’s growth ambitions by enhancing business development capabilities, developing a new brand identity and business model.
  • £ 27,662 CCL North. To support CCL North’s growth ambitions by enhancing business development capabilities, developing a new brand identity and business model.
  • £ 43,500 James Watt Scholarships. PhD Study: Understanding the Role of Port Relationships for Port Performance - A Social Capital Perspective, 2016-2018.
  • £ 10,000 Montrose Port Authority. North East Scottish ports strategic market diversification from oil industry: The case of Montrose port, 2018.
  • £ 38,791 Menzies Distribution Limited and CCL North. Pilot study for collection of small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Glasgow.
  • £ 22,809 Innovative UK. CybersecurityRisk Assessment Box (CRAB), PI, 2019.
  • £ 500,000 To Plymouth University through H2020 EU funding for the Cyber-MAR project. The project will try to increase cyber resilience/awareness on the maritime logistics sector, 2019-2022, CoI. 

  • EPSRC. Decarbonising the UK's Freight Transport. 2019-2022, CoI.

Previous research projects involvement:
  • Newton Fund and BritishCouncil award to attend the workshop: “Strategy and Policy Innovation in SupplyChain Management under Environmental Pressure”, 27th- 29thOctober 2018, Tianjin, China. 

  • £50,000 Menzies Distribution Limited. Adding value to re-manufacturing through reverse logistics, 2016-2017.
  • £9,663 Increase knowledge and visibility in re-manufacturing process of Turbo Guy company, 2016.
  • Duisburger Hafen. Evaluating political, economic and logistical environment 
  • Comparative study between physical and cyber-crime in shipping sector. Report was produced for Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership
  • Grangemouth port. Cost Benefit Analysis for the Implementation of Port Centric Logistics at the Port of Grangemouth.
  • Smart Micro-logistics for the Rural Economy (SMiLE), Aberdeen University.
  • Low Carbon Shipping, Newcastle University.
  • An exploratory investigation of the factors affecting costs and efficiencies of shipping bulk commodities in the context of extended global agricultural supply chains, Newcastle University.

  • Karamperidis, S. and Moustakis F. 2019. Cyber-security in the Maritime Sector: Previous cases and lessons learned fromother sectors for commercial shipping, 3rd NMIOTC Cyber Security Conference 2019, 10 - 11 April 2019, Chania, Greece.

  • Antony, J., Karamperidis, S., Antony, F.-J., and Cudney, E. A., (in press) Understanding and Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness in the UK Higher Education Sector using Experimental Design: A Case Study, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

  • Solvang, H., Karamperidis, S., Valantasis-Kanellos, N., Song, D.-W., (in press) An Exploratory Study on the Northern Sea Route as an Alternative Shipping Passage: A Norwegian Perspective. Maritime Policy and Management.
  • Syltevik, S., Karamperidis, S., Antony, J., Taheri, B., 2018 Lean for Airport Services: a systematic literature review and agenda for future research. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. 35 (1), pp.34-49
  • Karamperidis, S., 2017. Comparative study between physical and cyber-crime in shipping sector. Report was produced for Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership, October 2017. 
  • Scheuring, F., Karamperidis, S., Craith, M.N., 2017. Social Capital in Collaborative Port Relationships and its Effects on Port Performance. In: 25th International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference, 27-30 June 2017, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Karamperidis, S., Farrington, T., O’Gorman, K., Bititci, U., 2016 Getting the right thing done in Kefallonia – ethics, cruise industry, and disaster management In: 21st Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 7-9 September 2016, Hull, United Kingdom.
  • Solvang, H., Karamperidis, S., Valantasis-Kanellos, N., Song, D.-W., 2016. A dynamic capabilities perspective on first mover advantages of Norway in the Northern Sea Route. In: 24th International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference, 23-26 August 2016, Hamburg.
  • Karamperidis, S., September 2016. Why cruise liners could be a crucial part of the response to national disasters https://theconversation.com/why-cruise-liners-could-be-a-crucial-part-of-the-response-to-national-disasters-65759  
  • Bititci, U., Karamperidis, S. 2016. Operations Management In: Arshed, N., McFarlane, J., MacIntosh, R. (ed.) Enterprise and Its Business Environment, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd., 169-195. 
  • van der Loo, S., Chen, L., Edwards, P., Holden, J.A., Karamperidis, S., Kollingbaum, M.J., Marqui, A.C., Nelson, J.D., Norman, T.J., Piecyk, M., Pignotti, E., 2015. Development of a Digital Tool to Overcome the Challenges of Rural Food SMEs. Scottish Geographical Journal, 131 (3-4), 212-219. 
  • Schiffling, S., Nelson, J.D., Karamperidis, S. 2015. Local Shops vs. Online Retailers: Competition or Synergy? Scottish Geographical Journal, 131 (3-4), 220-227. 
  • Chen, L., Edwards, P., Holden, J.A., Karamperidis, S., Kollingbaum, M.J., Marqui, A.C., Nelson, J.D., Norman, T.J., Piecyk, M., Pignotti, E., van der Loo, S. 2014. A Digital Tool to Overcome the Challenges of Rural Food SMEs in Scotland. In: 19th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 3-5 September 2014, Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
  • Karamperidis, S., Nelson, J.D., Pignotti, E., Chen, L., Holden, J.A., Zeng, C., Kollingbaum, M.J., Norman, T.J., Edwards, P., Marqui, A.C. 2014. Developing SMiLE (Smart Micro-Logistics for the Rural Economy): Evidence from Scotland. 46th Universities' Transport Study Group Conference, 6-8 January 2014, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Chen, L., Pignotti, E., Marqui, A., Kollingbaum, M., Zeng, C., Karamperidis, S., Norman, T., Edwards, P., Nelson, J., 2013. SMiLE: Smart Micro-logistics for the Rural Economy. The Fourth Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, 4-6 November, MediaCityUK, Salford, United Kingdom.
  • Holden, J., Pignotti, E., Chen, L., Karamperidis, S. December 2013. Small businesses think smart to keep up with Amazon drones. https://theconversation.com/small-businesses-think-smart-to-keep-up-with-amazon-drones-21047 
  • Karamperidis, S., Jackson, E., Mangan, J., 2013. The Use of Indices in the Maritime Transport Sector. Maritime Policy and Management, 40 (4), 339-350.
  • Karamperidis, S., Mangan, J., Jackson, E., 2013. Development of an Index for Maritime Container Transport Costs, Connectivity and Risks. Conference of International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), 3-5 July 2013, Marseille. 
  • Mangan, J., Lalwani, C., Gibbs, D., Feng, M., Karamperidis, S., 2012. The Relationship between Transport Logistics, Future Ship Design and Whole System Efficiency. 2nd Low Carbon Shipping Conference 2012, 11-12 September 2012, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Jackson, E., Karamperidis, S., Mangan, J., 2012. UK Container Shipping Industry Perceptions of Risk. In: Wilding, R., ed. 17th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference 2012, Go for Gold - Winning the Supply Chain Triathlon: Creating Social, Economic and Environmental Value, 5 September 2012, Cranfield.
  • Karamperidis, S., Mangan, J., Jackson, E., 2010. Developing an Index of Maritime Costs and Connectivity for the UK. In: Whiteing, T., ed. 15th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference 2010, Towards the Sustainable Supply Chain: Balancing the Needs of Business, Economy and the Environment, 9 September 2010, Harrogate, 341-349.

Other academic activities

  • I am a visiting Professor at World Maritime University and I am regularly invited to deliver guest lecturers at Merchant Maritime Academies. I used to be a guest lecturer at Newcastle University. 
  • Supervision of the best MSc Logistics Dissertation of the Year 2016 for UK and Ireland, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
  • Supervision of a shortlisted MSc Dissertation for Maritime UK (2019).
Previous experience:
  • Director of the MA International Business Management with year abroad programme at Heriot Watt University.
  • Director of the MSc pathway Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations at Heriot Watt University 
  • Stavros was responsible for the social activities of the PG students for the school of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University.
  • Part of a validation team responsible for a newly BSc in Maritime Management.
  • Accreditation of courses by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.