Integrated Port Logistics Chair

July 1, 2014 ‒ June 30, 2017

【Endowed by】
Waterfront Vitalization and Environment Research Foundation (WAVE)
The Ports and Harbours Association of Japan (PHAJ)

International maritime container transport has rapidly expanded as a result of the globalized economy since the 1980s. As each shipping company, terminal operator and port authority had aimed at a scale-economy by enlarging container vessels, quay-side cranes, berths and channel depth and terminal area, international maritime container network evolved into a huge hub-and-spoke structure which has accelerated transshipment transport. Consequently, shipping companies have frequently re-organized their alliances seeking for a mega-alliance through a trial and error process, in order to maintain their huge network structure. This trend has been accelerated since ultra-large container vessels (ULCV), say
20,000TEU, emerged in the mid-2000s. Both terminal operators and port authorities have made every effort to attract transshipment functions at their ports toward a sustainable growth. Integrated port logistics is essential to improve competitiveness of nations, regions and companies under the globalized economy. Therefore, sufficient experiences and expertise of state-of-the-art port strategy toward evolving global logistics are required to devise a set of policy recommendations on cutting-edge global logistics, re-organized maritime container network and integrated port logistics.

This program aims at achieving both theoretical and practical researches and education, by accumulating sufficient experiences and expertise of state-of-the-art port strategy toward evolving global logistics. When promoting researches and education, the program cooperates with internal departments such as the school’s visiting chair for Urban/Regional Management, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, the Department of Engineering and government institutions such as the national and local governments as well as other related research institutions in order to devise a set of policy recommendations.

A study of sharing by“ the Private” for“ the Public” in an age of city management :
- Toward the development of area based management - (November 12 ,2014, About 300 participants)
Area Based Management Relay Symposium in Japan
・The 1st Symposium : Area Based Management Symposium in Sapporo (September 10, 2015 About 160 participants)
・The 2nd Symposium: Area Based Management Symposium in Sendai-The Energy to Foster Towns - (December 15, 2015 About 200 participants)
・The 3rd Symposium: Area Based Management Symposium in Nagoya -The Power of Networks-(April 20, 2016 About 255 participants)

◎Global Logistics and Maritime Transport
◎Global Logistics and Trade.

Graduate school of Management
●Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI (Professor)
●Masahiko FURUICHI (Professor)
●Masato SHINOHARA (Adjunct Professor)
●Izumi INASAWA (Adjunct Professor)
●Ryuichi SHIBASAKI (Adjunct Associate Professor)

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Emergence of ultra-large container vessels(ULCV)

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Container terminals continue to work day and night.

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