2022 World of Shipping Portugal

An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs

27 - 28 January or 3 - 4 February 2022, from Portugal to the World

   
 
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Local Organising Commitee Members Bionotes

 
Local Organising Commitee Members Bionotes can be found below.
 
  Ana Casaca
 
Ana Cristina F. C. Paixão Casaca (from now on Ana Casaca) was born and grew in the shipping environment. She recalls the codfish fishing boats in Aveiro, the old Fogo and Gerês tanker vessels in Cabo Ruivo, the cargo and passenger vessels that traded to the Azores and Madeira loading and unloading cows at Cais da Rocha in Alcantara. She had seen Mar da Palha, in the Port of Lisbon, full of cargo vessels at the time when containerisation was still at its infancy, and unaware of the changes that a box would cause in the movement of goods. For all these reasons, shipping is a passion that runs in her veins.
Ana Casaca holds a PhD in International Transport/Logistics from the University of Wales – Cardiff and her Thesis focused on the “Competitiveness of Short Sea Shipping in Multimodal Logistics Supply Chains”. Her academic background is supported by her nautical career in the shipping industry. In 1985, she earned her elementary nautical studies degree at Escola Náutica Infante D. Henrique (ENIDH) in Paço D’Arcos, Portugal. She was a deck officer in Portuguese shipping companies and some years later taught at the Instituto de Tecnologias Náuticas, Portugal. In 1995, she earned her Bachelor Degree in Management and Maritime Technologies at ENIDH, and two years later, in 1997, she obtained her M.Sc. Degree in International Logistics at the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. In July 1998, she obtained her professional accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London, after having sat for seven exams, namely ‘Introduction to Shipping’, ‘Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea’, ‘Economics of Sea Transport’, ‘Shipping Practice’, ‘Dry Cargo Chartering’, ‘Liner Trades’ and ‘International Through Transport Management’. She successfully obtained her PhD in International Transport/Logistics in 2003.
Between 1998 and 2007, she published several articles of a professional nature in Portuguese industry magazines. As from 2001, she also focused on research publishings. Her work can be found in well-known international maritime-related journals (International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, International Journal of Ocean Systems Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, International Journal of Transport Management, Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Marine Policy, Maritime Business Review, Maritime Economics and Logistics, and Maritime Policy and Management).
Since 2004, she has organised industry and research related conferences. She organised with Cargo Edições the 18th International Port Training Conference. Later, she also organised with Cargo Edições and chaired the 2010 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists Association  Association and the 2012 International Research Conference on Short Sea Shipping.  Under the umbrella of ‘World of Shipping Portugal’ she organised and chaired the 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs, and is currently organising the 2021 World of Shipping Portugal, An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs.
Also within the scope of research, she has been invited, since 2002, to peer review academic papers submitted to well-known international Journals and to participate as a member of several Conferences International Scientific Committees. Moreover, the European Commission has been inviting her, since 2003, as an External Expert in the field of transport to evaluate transport-related proposals and to review transport-related projects (Belgium).
In cooperation with Leo Tadeu Robles, she translated into Portuguese the third edition of the “Maritime Economics” book written by Martin Stopford.
Currently, she is developing and implementing the ‘World of Shipping Portugal’ initiative (of which she is the Founder and Owner), is a research associate of Research Centre on Modelling and Optimisation of Multifunctional Systems (CIMOSM, ISEL), Associate Editor of Maritime Business Review and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of International Logistics and Trade. She is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), and Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME).
 
 
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  Amélia Loja
 
Amélia Loja is Adjunct Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department of the Engineering Institute of Lisbon (ISEL, IPL), collaborator of the Mechatronics Engineering Department at the University of Évora (UEvora) and Senior Researcher of the Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC, IST). Her academic background integrates a BSc with honours in Marine Engineering from the Portuguese Nautical School and a BSc in Computer Science. Her MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering were conferred by the Technical University of Lisbon and the Habilitation in Mechatronic Engineering by the University of Évora. Her major areas of interest include the scientific areas of Computational Solids Mechanics, Optimization and Reverse Engineering, among others. Until now she published 55 papers in peer reviewed scientific international journals. Amélia Loja is Chairperson of the ECCOMAS thematic series of conferences SYMCOMP (International Conference on Numerical and Symbolic Computation: Developments and Applications) and she coordinates the Research Centre on Modelling and Optimization of Multifunctional Systems (CIMOSM, ISEL). Since 2017 she has been invited by the European Commission Research Agencies and by National Agencies to evaluate project proposals in different subjects related to her competences.
 
 
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  Álvaro Sardinha
 
Álvaro Máximo Sardinha holds a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Marine Engineering, from the Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique (ENIDH), and a vast professional experience onboard cruise ships, as a merchant navy officer. He completed both his Postgraduate Studies in Law and Economics of the Sea and his Master Degree (MSc) in Law and Economics of the Sea, at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FD-UNL). He has also completed a Postgraduate Studies in Strategic Digital Communication at the Universidade de Lisboa. He is currently a consultant and trainer in the blue economy, sea law, maritime law, shipping, strategic communication, and professional careers in the maritime sector and a ship and company security officer, STCW certified according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). He is the Founder of the TransporteMaritimoGlobal.com platform, the Portuguese Seafarers Agency (Apormar.com), the Job Fair & Careers Working on a Ship (TrabalharNumNavio.pt), and the EconomiaAzul.pt initiative and author of the books “Mar, a terra dos segredos”, “Objetivo: Trabalhar num Navio” and several sectorial studies.
 
 
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