Priority Areas in Nigeria’s Maritime Sector: Developing Agenda for Research
International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 60-67
Received: May 23, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 7, 2019; Published: Oct. 23, 2019
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Donatus Eberechukwu Onwuegbuchunam, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
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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
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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
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