Over the past two decades, digital transformation has become an essential tool in the business sector which foretells a significant leap in the patterns of business, industries and supply chains as well as a potential change in the world trade map. Considering that about 90% of the world trade volume is currently transported across seas and oceans, it is essential that ports, logistics and maritime transport industry be ready to meet and cope with the challenges expected from such digital transformation to keep its share of the world trade. In addition, digitalization of the maritime industry provides new opportunities to enhance the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of logistics.
The conference themes cited in a variety of research papers would deal with new theories and applications in digitalization in ports, logistics and maritime industry. The selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to Special Issues of International Journals