This "GSTTA Book" is the second report released by the "Global Shipping Think Tank Alliance", of which SRM is part. It is based on the presentations of the annual meeting 2022, which was held under the topic “The Uncertainties – expected impacts on the maritime industries and possible counter measures”. The book therefore is a collection of 9 either presentation-based or new articles, mainly dealing with the effects of external shocks on shipping markets and the possible counter measures. Its contributors are GSTTA members from SRM (Italy), Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics – ISL (Germany), Korea Maritime Institute (Korea), Shanghai International Shipping Institute – SISI (China), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China), Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness (Texas, El Paso, United States), National University of Singapore – NUS / Centre for Maritime Studies – CMS (Singapore), Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypt). They wrote on the COVID-19’s impact in their respective fields and on how their institutes and/or their governments and industries have responded to the impact.
In particular, the article written by SRM is focused on: The New Challenges of Logistics and Maritime Economy - A Focus on the Mediterranean Sea.
GSTTA hopes that this publication contributes to the understanding of the influences and impacts of external shocks on the shipping industry and leads to the conviction that a better resilience is needed to avoid massive impacts on international transport chains. This resilience can be improved by better information and more cooperation along the transport chain. One of the aims of the GSTTA and its members is to foster this cooperation and to work on this in joint projects. In times of increasing uncertainties, international cooperation is needed for flexible and resilient transport chains.