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

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
Project Officer
Department / Specialization
Korean Chair; Head, Shipping Management and Logistics (SML); Head, Port Management (PM)
Department / Specialization
Technical Officer
Areas of Expertise