JoMA Call for Papers - Beyond COVID-19: The Future of Maritime Transport

Shipping is indispensable to international trade with more than 80% of cargo by volume and 70% by value transported by sea. To address challenges the shipping industry faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Maritime University (WMU) has released a Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA) Call for Papers on the topic “Beyond COVID-19: The Future of Maritime Transport”.

The JoMA special issue will focus on insights regarding maritime safety and security issues, the socio-economic and political impact of the crisis across the maritime sector, and in general the future of maritime transport beyond Covid-19. It will seek to address measures and practices adopted as a reaction to the pandemic with a view to identify gaps in Covid-19 response, examine their success, identify lessons for future scenarios with a view to enhance the resilience of the maritime sector. 

A variety of topics are welcomed in this special issue addressing a range of perspectives. They include how to restore, enhance and adjust the existing maritime legal framework to the situation created by the pandemic, how political approaches to global trade and business models are evolving in view of the challenges posed by Covid-19, and how UN SDGs can be advanced in this uncertain scenario. The issues addressed may include maritime safety and security, shipping and port business models and digitization, Covid-19 related legislation and litigation, maritime environmental policy agenda, among others. Full paper submissions are due on 30 November 2020.

Wide dissemination of this JoMA Call for Papers for the Special Issue is appreciated, and contributions are actively encouraged from within and outside academia. For more information about the Call for Papers, click here. 

The World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden is established within the framework of the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. The mission of WMU is to be the world centre of excellence in postgraduate maritime and oceans education, professional training and research, while building global capacity and promoting sustainable development. WMU is an organization by and for the international maritime community and is committed to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.