Department of International Shipping, Logistics and Operations

About us

Plymouth Business School’s Department of International Shipping, Logistics and Operations delivers teaching across a number of programmes, including Maritime Business and Maritime Law, International Supply Chain and Shipping Management and International Shipping amongst many others.

Staff members are actively involved in research and constitute the key membership of two iSPER Themed Research Groups: Product and Service Value Chain Innovation through Advanced Technologies (ProSerV) and Maritime and Logistics, Business and Policy (MLBP). Staff regularly publish in top quality Journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and Transportation Research. 

The department’s expertise in shipping reflects the long-standing maritime tradition and world-leading reputation of the University of Plymouth in this area. This, together with our extensive industry links, enables us to provide a comprehensive, research-led and business-informed teaching offer.


Research highlights

Maritime and Logistics, Business and Policy

Promoting excellent research into business and policy issues in maritime business and logistics.

iSPER Themed Research Group

Further information

Product and Service Value Chain Innovation through Advanced Technologies (ProSerV)

investigates how to innovate and transform the product and service value chain through smart business and enterprise decisions, and by the effective use of advanced digital, knowledge management and decision analysis technologies

iSPER Themed Research Group

Further information about POW

Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy (DCSS)

The University of Plymouth's Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy (DCSS) was established to meet the clear and growing need to raise knowledge, awareness and understanding of strategic and defence issues as they relate to maritime affairs and the use of seapower in the 21st century.

Delivered by expert practitioner trainers alongside staff from the University of Plymouth our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to improve your knowledge of current security challenges, and enhance your skills to meet the demands of today's competitive security industry market.

Find out more about DCSS

Our staff