A Bibliometric Analysis: Mapping the Evolution of Maritime Supply Chain Research Trends Across Academic Tides

Author(s):

  • Kazi Mohiuddin1 (Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China)
  • Xuefeng Wang1 (Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China)
  • Marufa Easmin Shormi1 (Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh)
  • Mian Zafar1 (Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China)
  • Mohammad Shamsu Uddin1 (Islamic University of Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh)

Abstract:
The maritime industry has been vital in facilitating and enabling economic development and global trade. Although the industry and its supply chain are not new concepts, they have gained significant attention from academic researchers over the past decade. As a result, numerous scholarly explorations and investigations have been published. This study aims to analyze publication trends, scientific impact, and existing themes and address gaps within maritime supply chain publications. a bibliometric method is applied to 382 articles extracted from two popular databases, Scopus and Web of Science. The study uncovered a growing focus on the maritime supply chain, with particular attention given to maritime logistics. The literature revealed several recurring themes: blockchain integration, supply chain risk management, and green logistics. However, there is still a need for more empirical investigation into sustainable performance, especially in areas like the green maritime supply chain. Future studies should expand on existing conceptual explorations and incorporate empirical investigations. The findings have two main benefits: they provide researchers with opportunities for further investigation and enable policymakers and port authorities to monitor global maritime supply chain trends and progress. By doing so, they can learn from others' initiatives and improve their current practices.

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