Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2019, Page: 60-67
Priority Areas in Nigeria’s Maritime Sector: Developing Agenda for Research
Donatus Eberechukwu Onwuegbuchunam, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Received: May 23, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 7, 2019;       Published: Oct. 23, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20190503.13      View  24      Downloads  12
This paper proposes research agenda to identify research priority areas in Nigeria’s maritime sector.. The aim is twofold: to systematically identify and evaluate critical areas in the maritime sector as basis for optimized investments in human and material resources and secondly based on our findings, propose policy response models that could be applied to resolve impacts of random developments in international shipping environment on Nigeria’s maritime sector. The main research agenda items addressed in this paper included: port infrastructural facilities, shipping outputs, ship repair service capacity, maritime clusters, offshore shipping service demands, pollution management and manpower needs in the industry. Risk management strategies for commercial shipping operation and critical transport infrastructure/logistics supply chains were also discussed. Specifically, modelling techniques and models that could be employed for empirical studies on the identified areas were proposed.
Maritime Infrastructure, Offshore Logistics, Supply Chain, Emission Trading, Manpower Capacity, Risk Models
To cite this article
Donatus Eberechukwu Onwuegbuchunam, Priority Areas in Nigeria’s Maritime Sector: Developing Agenda for Research, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2019, pp. 60-67. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20190503.13
Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Department of Transport, Republic of South Africa (2011), Maritime Sector Skills Development Study, Research Report South, African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).
Vego, M. (2015). Maritime Strategy and Sea Control: Theory and Practice. Routledge.
National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), (2018). Crude Oil Reserves/Production. Available: http://napims.com/crudeoil.html. Accessed 12/5/18
Hydro International (2018). Coastline Migration in Nigeria. Available: https://www.hydro-international.com/content/article/coastline-migration-in-nigeria. Accessed 12/5/18.
Business List (2018). Logistics in Nigeria. Available: https://www.businesslist.com.ng/category/logistics.
Omoke, V. & Onwuegbuchunam, D. E. (2018), Determinants of Inter-port Competition: A Case of Coastal Ports in West Africa. Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering (8) 43-53.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), (2016). Review of Maritime Transport. Available: http://www.unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/rmt2016_en.pdf. Accessed 10/10/17.
Kavussanos, M. & Visvikis, I. (2006). Shipping freight derivatives: A survey of recent evidence. Maritime Policy & Management. Vol. 33 (3). Pp. 233-255. 10.1080/03088830600783152.
Zhao, L. & Huchzermeier, A. (2018), Supply Chain Finance: Integrating Operations and Finance in Global Supply Chains. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland.
European Commission (2012) EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS): A Cap and Trade System. Available: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets_en. Accessed 12/11/17.
Ellerman, D., Buchner, B. K., and Carraro, C. (2007). Allocation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme, Rights, Rents and Fairness. Cambridge University Press, New York.
Okeke, O. (2015). Poor Nigeria Seafarers’ Salary as Major Obstacle to Cabotage Act. Available: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/poor-nigeria-seafarers-salary-major-obstacle-cabotage-oliver-okeke. Accessed 05/6/17.
Akpobolokemi, P (2012), Maritime: In the Grip of Foreigners. The Nation, Available: https://thenationonlineng.net/maritime-in-the-grip-of-foreigners/ Accessed: 14/05/18.
Gert-Jan M. Linders, G. M, Slangen, A., De-Groot, H. L. F & Beugelsdijk, S. (2005). Cultural and Institutional Determinants of Bilateral Trade Flows. Discussion Paper, Tinbergen Institute for Economic Research, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Rao, V. R & Johnson, S. C (2014) Applied Conjoint Analysis. Springer Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London.
Beuthe, M. (2011). Economics of transport logistics. In Palma, de A., Lindsey, R., Quinet, E. & Vickerman, R., eds. Handbook of Transport Economics. Edward Elgar Publising Ltd. 15 Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
Ben-Akiva, M., D. Bolduc and J. Q. Park, 2008, Discrete choice analysis of shippers’ preferences. In M. Ben-Akiva, H. Meersman and E. Van de Voorde, eds, Recent Developments in Transport Modeling. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 135–155.
Beuthe M., Ch. Bouffi oux, C. Krier and M. Mouchart, 2008, A comparison of conjoint, multi- criteria, conditional logit and neural network analyses for rank- ordered preference data. In M. Ben- Akiva, H. Meersman and E. Van de Voorde, eds, Recent Developments in Transport Modelling. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Ch. 9, 157–178.
Baumol, W. J. and H. D. Vinod, 1970, An inventory theoretic model of freight transport demand. Management Science, 16 (7), 413–421.
Khooban, Z. (2011). Transportation, in Logistics Operations and Management: Concepts and Models (1st edition) eds. by Farahani, R. Z; Rezapour, S; Kardar, L. (2011). Elsevier, 32 Jamestown Road London NW1 7BY.
Burns, M. (2016), Logistics and Transport Security: A Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Guide to Resilience. Taylor & Francis group, Boca Raton, London.
Willis, H. H., Morral, A. R., Kelly, T. K., and Medby, J. J. (2005). Estimating Terrorism Risk. The Rand Corporation.
Dees, S., Karadeloglou, P., Kaufmann, R., and Sanchez, M. 2003. Modelling the World Oil Market Assessment of a Quarterly Econometric Model.
Browse journals by subject