An Assessment of the Technological Developments in the Global Transport Sector and their Implications on Jobs and Employment by 2040
Project Duration
February 2017
February 2019
Research Priority Area
Maritime Safety
Project Website

This research project aims to identify, evaluate and critically assess the impact of new technologies likely to be introduced in the global transportation sector by 2040 with a special emphasis on maritime transport. The specific focus of this project is an assessment of the implications of the new technologies and automation on jobs and the employment situation in the transport sector and how some of the negative side effects of the implementation of technologies and automation can be mitigated.

On 15 January the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the World Maritime University (WMU) launched a flagship report entitled: "Transport 2040: Automation Technology Employment - the Future of Work”.



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Principal Investigator
Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs
Vice-President (Academic Affairs) and Professor
Co-principal investigator
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Project Officer
Dong-Wook Song
Professor (Republic of Korea Chair), Head of Shipping Management and Logistics, and Port Management; Director of Academic Publications
Khanssa Lagdami
ITF Seafarers' Trust Assistant Professor of Maritime Labour Law & Policy