Quotation Dirzka, Christopher, Schramm, Hans-Joachim. 2020. A Survey on Digital Maritime Supply Chains. 17th CEMS Research Seminar on Supply Chain Management, Riezlern, Österreich, 22.01-25.01.




With supply chains interconnecting remote geographical markets via ocean transport, granular information flows are paramount. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) surpassed its initial grounding and collision avoidance intent and serves now as the critical enabler for digital maritime supply chains. The revision of Chapter V of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) in 2002 initiated the process and mandated AIS transceivers on a significant proportion of the merchant fleet since 2004. Driven by safety concerns, AIS technology has been embraced as a means to evaluate traffic, emissions, pollution, and natural disasters. Despite that, the growing market penetration sheds light on the technological shortcomings that inhibit the adoption of AIS as an instrument to digitalize global supply chain operations. The paper investigates prior insights about AIS applications via a qualitative and quantitative methodological design and proposes amendments to SOLAS Chapter V Reg. 19. The authors reviewed 229 papers dealing with AIS in the context of maritime studies and identify applications and respective quality parameters under the coding structure: Marine safety/security, navigation, emissions/pollution, and technology. The empirical analysis utilizes a benchmark model to outline critical information deficits. The AIS panel datasets were sources from a renowned bulk carrier and various public data providers. Given problematics stimulate the authors to propose recommendations to accommodate supply chain 4.0 applications.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title A Survey on Digital Maritime Supply Chains
Event 17th CEMS Research Seminar on Supply Chain Management
Year 2020
Date 22.01-25.01.
Country Austria
Location Riezlern
URL https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/de/fakultaet/fakultaetsbereiche/supply-chain-management/cems-seminar-riezlern/


Schramm, Hans-Joachim (Details)
Dirzka, Christopher (Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Germany)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5336 Commodity science (Details)
5337 World trade science (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
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