Maritime Business Review (MABR) is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal. It aims to provide the latest research insights and state-of-the-art theory and management practice to maritime researchers and practitioners on all aspects of maritime business. It is included in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and Scopus index.


According to the latest statistics from SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), MABR has been ranked in the top 50% (Q2) of the area “Business and International Management”, “Transportation”, “Management of Technology and Innovation”, and “Strategy and Management” among other SSCI journals of the same category in the Web of Science in 2021.


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The latest issue is now available online:

Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022


Editorial: Logistics connectivity in East Asia: practices and challenges

Kawasaki Tomoya, Saut Gurning, Ryuichi Shibasaki


The durability of economic indicators in container shipping demand: a case study of East Asia–US container transport

Tomoya Kawasaki, Takuma Matsuda, Yui-yip Lau, Xiaowen Fu


Uncovering the impact of COVID-19 on shipping and logistics

Enna Hirata, Takuma Matsuda


Monopoly in the container shipping market: an econometric approach

Takuma Matsuda, Enna Hirata, Tomoya Kawasaki


Analyzing the international connectivity of the major container ports in Northeast Asia

Phong Nha Nguyen, Hwayoung Kim


Predicting African trade considering uncertainty by scenario planning

Ryuichi Shibasaki, Masahiro Abe, Wataru Sato, Naoki Otani, Atsushi Nakagawa, Hitoshi Onodera

Volume 7, Issue 3, 2022


Editorial: Sustainable and resilient maritime business (SRMB)

Wei Zhang, Prashant Bhaskar


The concept of the cruise supply chain and its characteristics: an empirical study of China's cruise industry

Jingen Zhou, Shu-Ling (Peggy) Chen, Wenming (Wendy) Shi


Enhancing productivity of ship chandlers’ trucks at the port for sustainability


Muhammad Syafiq Essi, Yingsi Chen, Hui Shan Loh, Yimiao Gu


Optimization of fleet structure and investment evaluation – the cargo owner's fleet perspective

Zhihong Jin, Xiaohan Wang, Jiaqing Sun, Qi Xu


System-based barriers for seaports in contributing to Sustainable Development Goals

Hansini Charupraba Katuwawala, Yapa Mahinda Bandara


Investigating the factors influencing Australian logistics companies toward environmental activity adoption

Sonia Sadeghian Esfahani, Stephen Cahoon, Shu-Ling Chen, Hilary Pateman, Seyed Mojtaba Sajadi


Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022


Global risk factors of NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed shipping companies’ stock returns

Nikiforos T. Laopodis


Shipping managers’ information behavior during a pandemic crisis

Kelly Gerakoudi-Ventouri


Vocational awareness and aspiration of seafaring students in Taiwan

Chun Pong Wong


Energy strategies of China and their impacts on energy shipping import through the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

Yuwei Yin, Jasmine Siu Lee Lam 


Examining the opportunities and challenges of the Kra Canal: a PESTELE/SWOT analysis

Po-Hsing Tseng, Nick Pilcher


The effects of institutional pressures on shipping digital transformation in Taiwan

Hui-Ming Kuo, Tse-Lu Chen, Chung-Shan Yang

Volume 6, Issue 4, 2021


Security risk management: a case of Qalhat liquefied natural gas terminal

Kambiz Mokhtari, Noorul Shaiful Fitri Abdul Rahman, Hamid Reza Soltani, Salim Ahmed Al Rashdi, Kawkab Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al Balushi (pp. 318-338)

The impact of the 2020 global sulfur cap on maritime CO2 emissions

Vasiliki Zisi, Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Thalis Zis (pp. 339-357)


Can corporate social responsibility enhance organizational image and commitment in the ocean freight forwarding industry?

Ching-Chiao Yang, Po-Lin Lai, Xiaonan Zhu (pp. 358-376)


An investigation on behavioral biases in ship investments of small-sized shipping companies

Ersin Firat Akgul, Ismail Bilge Cetin (pp. 377-391)


Double matching service preference for promoting short sea shipping: evidence from Taiwan

Chi-Chang Lin, Yenming J. Chen, Jau-Wen Wang (pp. 392-413)


Market structure of short sea shipping in northeast Asia

So-Young Park, Su-Han Woo, Po-Lin Lai (pp. 414-429)

Read the new issue free online:
Volume 6, Issue 1, 2021

The efficiency analysis of world top container ports using two-stage uncertainty DEA model and FCM
Thi Quynh Mai Pham, Gyei Kark Park, Kyoung-Hoon Choi (pp. 2 - 21)

An evaluation model of cruise ports using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process
Po-Hsing Tseng, Tsz Leung Yip (pp. 22 - 48)

Revising the warehouse productivity measurement indicators: ratio-based benchmark
Nur Hazwani Karim, Noorul Shaiful Fitri Abdul Rahman, Rudiah Md Hanafiah, Saharuddin Abdul Hamid, Alisha Ismail, Ab Saman Abd Kader, Mohd Shaladdin Muda (pp. 49 - 71)

Port service quality (PSQ) and customer satisfaction: an exploratory study of container ports in Vietnam
Tien Minh Phan, Vinh V. Thai, Thao Phuong Vu (pp. 72 - 94)

Ship routing and scheduling systems: forecasting, upscaling and viability
Said El Noshokaty (pp. 95 - 112)