Review of Maritime Transport at 50

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Review of Maritime Transport Special Issue

UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport is 50 years old this year.  To mark the 50th anniversary, UNCTAD will publish a Special Issue, 50 Years of Review of Maritime Transport, 1968-2018: Reflecting on the past, exploring the future, which will showcase UNCTAD RMT research, analysis and data with interesting and diverse perspectives, over the past, the present and the future. The Special Issue will be published on 4 October 2018. MRBTC will assist UNCTAD in developing this publication by providing content, and editorial support. Please watch this space for a link to the final publication.

The mandate: 

The RMT50 Special Issue will, bearing in mind the perspective of developing countries and UNCTAD’s mandate in support of developing countries’ effective integration into the global trading system and world economy through efficient transportation systems, offer a forward-looking perspective on the UNCTAD RMT and identify relevant areas/themes/issues for future research and analysis. The main question to be addressed under this part is “What will the global maritime transport sector look like and what lies ahead for the RMT over the coming 50 years (2019 – 2068)”. It will also investigate the drivers of change, current and emerging trends, pressing issues and priorities that can be expected to shape or continue to shape the research agenda under the UNCTAD RMT. It is also important to reflect on how existing UNCTAD data and research work can be leveraged while expanding or adjusting the boundaries and scope of possible new areas of research.

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