The Prime Maritime Transport Group at Newcastle University's School of Marine Science & Technology focuses on all aspects of marine transport and logistics research, with a particular focus on the interface between shipping and the wider systems within which shipping operates. Subjects such as stability and manoeuvrability are tackled holistically by considering, in addition to the classical engineering disciplines, the operation of the total system. Going beyond hydrodynamics and control engineering, our research on ‘design for operability’ considers also the ability to model and simulate, the capability and capacity to train maritime personnel, and the regulatory environment within which ships must operate. Shipping and its influence on marine transport design is also addressed through research into the techno-economic interface between ships and their markets, to support classical research into engineering aspects of the sector. Our research in logistics focuses in particular on maritime logistics, maritime economics, ports and intermodality, smart shipping and sustainability, and supply chain mapping. We also undertake research on the shipyard industries and their links with shipping, with a particular focus on competitiveness, and research on the socioeconomic impact of shipping.
The group's research has been funded by a variety of sources including the UK government's RCUK energy programme, the Prime Foundation and Lloyd's Register. The Group's focal taught program is the MSc in Marine Transport with Management.
Prof John Mangan, Mr Paul Stott, Dr Alessio Tei with Marine Transport Management MSc 2016/2017