Conference scope

The conference is to provide an international forum for scientists and professionals in the academia, industry and government to address recent research results and to present and discuss their research, ideas, technologies, systems, tools and experiences in all theoretical and practical issues arising in the global maritime economy with special focus on current shipping, ports and administration issues.


Topics included in the thematic areas of the GLOBMAR Conference 2018



  • Economics of shipping
  • Challenges for container liner shipping development
  • Economic aspects of vessel size developments
  • Post-crisis shipping market conditions and structural changes
  • Redirection and new trade routes for liner shipping
  • Environmental aspects of shipping
  • Finances management in shipping business
  • Safety & security on board costs of new adoptions
  • Shipping research cost optimization ideas
  • SECA zones implementation effectiveness
  • New propulsion technologies in shipping
  • Social responsibility of shipping companies
  • Biomimicry for new maritime technologies
  • Modal shift of freight from road to waterborne means - effectiveness study
  • Shipping development megatrends
  • Smart shipping
  • Digitalization & autonomous shipping



  • Port competition and cooperation areas
  • Terminals utilization and optimization
  • Port management investment
  • Port development in new financial and market conditions
  • State / public share in port operation and development
  • Energy efficiency of terminal operations
  • Environmental aspects of port activities
  • Green Ports
  • Measures for sustainable port development
  • Safety & security in ports
  • Ports in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning
  • Social responsibility of sea ports
  • Smart port cities
  • PCS up-to-date
  • Hinterland services & modal split changes
  • Inland shipping for port hinterland services network
  • Road & Rail transport in sea-land logistics chains
  • Intermodal hinterland services for port performance improvement
  • Dry ports improving container ports turnover


III. Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and space sharing

  • MSP Challenges
  • Baltic MSP process
  • North Sea MSP process
  • Integration challenges in MSP
  • MSP and multi-use of sea space: differences between sea basins
  • MSP education and training
  • Stakeholder integration in MSP
  • Role of social science in supporting MSP
  • Co-existence of different marine resources stakeholders
  • Off-shore industry spatial requirements
  • Aquaculture and sea-ecosystem resilience
  • Sustainable use of marine resources


IV. Maritime Law Administration

  • New operating conditions after IMO Hong Kong Convention
  • Recommendations for the MARPOL Annex VI- new challenges after 3 years of experience
  • Maritime accidents
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Ballast water regulation
  • Tier III postponing consequences
  • New challenges in shipping security