The ICMS provides maritime education for Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and other parts of Asia. It is also engaged in application-oriented research with a focus on integrated transport, logistics environment protection, marine law and legal service, marine risk and insurance, and transport policy. In recent years, the centre has undertaken several studies in relation to the development of Shenzhen. On top of these, the centre offers training and consultancy in the areas of shipping and supply chain logistics.
The IMCC supports maritime education and research with an aim of enhancing Hong Kong’s standing in the international maritime arena. It also serves PolyU faculties and students, the maritime industry and governments with updated information and intelligence as well as training. It organizes seminars and conferences as a platform for the exchange of news and views among academics, practitioners and other participants and for building up a network to facilitate future cooperation.
The LRC is aimed at promoting and facilitating applied research in logistics. It also provides research, consultancy and training to the logistics and related industries as well as organizes seminars and conferences with an emphasis on collaboration. Members of the research team come from various PolyU departments with a wide range of expertise.
The SRC is a multidisciplinary unit comprising researchers with extensive expertise in shipping and logistics management. It facilitates collaboration between academic researchers and industry practitioners to generate and disseminate information on solutions to industry’s problems, develop new business models, and promote innovative management in the shipping and related industries. Regular activities of the centre include hosting and managing an SSCI scholarly journal, publishing several book series, carrying out research in the shipping and logistics areas, conducting consultancy and funded research projects, and organizing international conferences and academic and professional seminars.