2021 World of Shipping Portugal, An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs
28-29 Jan 2021 | Carcavelos, Portugal

Subject to the theme "In the Aftermath of 2020! What's Next?", the 2021 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs invites Leading Academic Scientists, Researchers, Research Scholars and Practitioners from all over the world, belonging to academia, industry, international organisations and governments, to participate in this international Conference by submitting a conceptual, empirical or any other type of research paper in the field of shipping, ports and maritime-related logistics issues.

This is a unique opportunity for the Country and the International maritime community to come together and discuss current shipping, ports and maritime-related logistics issues, recent trends, technological, operational and legislative developments and the challenges to be faced by the maritime industry in the future.

Participants will have the opportunity to discover a city full of historical monuments that represent the strength and entrepreneurship of the earlier navigators who slowly went on discovering new lands and people, that at a later stage in the history of humankind, gave origin to new countries, and which are part of today's international community.


Conference research topics can be found in the link below, but other relevant maritime-related topics will also be considered.


We welcome papers within the scope of the following Sessions Themes:

  • Maritime Training and Education
  • Maritime English
  • Cybersecurity in Shipping and Ports
  • Ship management
  • Smart Ports
  • Belt and Road Initiative


Authors’ Instructions can be found in the link below. They are organised in a way that facilitates not only the peer review process but also your writing. Word formatting instructions, i.e. Styles, have also been defined. For further details on Sessions, Abstracts and Full Papers Submissions see below. The length of Full Papers totals a maximum of 20 pages, including references.


Information about submissions procedures guiding Authors to Sessions, Abstracts, Full Papers, and Powerpoint Submissions are available in the link below.

Please note that templates for Sessions, Abstracts, Full Papers submissions are available at the website. Please use the templates provided in the link below or attached to this email.


Specific instructions regarding Abstract Submissions can be found in the link below.

Please submit your abstract online at


All contributed Abstracts / Full Papers submissions will follow the standard review process.

Each accepted paper must have a unique registration and a corresponding presentation at the conference by one of the paper’s authors.

For further information, please visit the Conference Call for Papers and Submission Procedures webpages.