Operation Efficiency at Port Yard and Landside and Challenges in Container Shipping Supply Chain

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting ID: 923 9365 6016 Password:617044


The COVID-19 outbreak exposed the vulnerability of the global supply chain to a wide audience. From transport and logistics perspective, port congestions have seriously disrupted the cargo flows in the global supply chains. This talk will focus on container shipping industry. Firstly, I will present a few studies that we conducted to enhance operation efficiency at port yard and landside that help reduce port congestion and emissions. This includes optimizing operations at seaport rail terminals, optimizing container retrieval and reshuffling, and smart stacking at container yard. Secondly, taking the supply chain viewpoint, I will explain the challenging issues in container shipping supply chain (CSSC) by focusing on digitalization and decarbonization. Possible pathway toward digitalization and pathway towards decarbonization in CSSC will be discussed including future research opportunities

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Speakers / Performers:
Prof. Dongping SONG
School of Management, University of Liverpool


Dr. Dongping Song is a Chair of Supply Chain Management in the Liverpool University Management School. He studied and worked at Nankai University, Zhejiang University, Newcastle University, Imperial College London and Plymouth University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and acts as an Associate Editor for Transportation Research Part E and International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics. He has managed several research projects funded by EPSRC, Royal Society, British Council, and European Commission. His research interests include the applications of data analytics, mathematical modelling, artificial intelligence, and simulation-based tools to various supply chain, logistics and transportation systems, particularly in the area of maritime transport. He has had papers published in journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Transportation Research Part B/E/D, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, and European Journal of Operational Research.

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