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ME Mag will review recently published books and article collections related broadly to maritime transport, maritime economics, ports, logistics and shipping that can appeal not only to an academic audience but also to industry. If you would like a book to be considered for review in the magazine, please send two copies to


Michele Acciaro (Editor for Book Reviews); Grosser Grassbrook 17, 20459 Hamburg, Germany


For further information, please do not hesitate to write to


Editorial Team

Michele Acciaro, Section Editor


Dr Michele Acciaro is Assistant Professor of Maritime Logistics at the Kuehne Logistics University (KLU). Until December 2012 he held the position of Senior Researcher – Green Shipping at the R&I department of DNV-GL near Oslo. Between 2004 and 2010 he worked as deputy director and researcher at MEL/Erasmus SmartPort of Erasmus University Rotterdam, with which he is still associated. Dr. Acciaro holds a BSc and a MSc (cum Laude) in Statistics and Economics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”; a MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics, for which he was awarded the NOL/APL Prize for Student Excellence, and a PhD in Logistics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dr. Acciaro was awarded the Young Researcher Best Paper Prize at the IAME Annual Conference in Cyprus in 2005. Since 2013 he contributed to the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, and he is Council member of IAME, for which he edits the Association’s Newsletter. Dr. Acciaro research interests include liner shipping economics, terminal management and operations optimization, green shipping, container logistics integration and supply chain pricing and finance. He lectured at several institutions around the world, he authored over thirty publications and has been invited speaker at industry events such as TOC Europe and Intermodal. 


Indika Sigera, Section Associate Editor


Dr Indika Sigera is a senior lecturer attached to the Department of Transport and Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2006. During   2006 to 1998 Indika worked as a tanker charterer attached to State Oil Corporation. Indika graduated with a Master’s degree from World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden in 2002. He completed his PhD in 2012 at Australian Maritime College, Australia. At present, Indika lectures Shipping, Port Management, International Trade and Research Methodology related subjects in several local and international universities. Indika’s major research interests are on strategic management stream. His recent research work focused on studying strategic co-operations from Resource Based View (RBV), customer relationship management, corporate communications, applying employer and industry of choice strategies to the maritime industry and analysis on container terminal performance. Since 2006 Indika has been a council member of CILTSL. In addition he chairs its Education/accreditation committee.




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