What progress have you made in meeting the objectives of your institutional link?

What progress have you made in meeting the objectives of your institutional link?

  1. Objective 1: a long term, sustainable international strategy between UK-Vietnam in maritime logistics:

– Very good progress. A research network has been initiated. A proposal was accepted for further funding from the Newton Fund. Two proposals for future sustainability submitted. Official websites and social media groups are being created.

  1. Objective 2: Vietnam first research lab in ICT for maritime logistics:

– Good progress: infrastructures and lab space have been set up; researchers have been recruited

  1. Objective 3: Identify areas where ICT can be applied:

– Very good progress: a survey on this aspect has been carried out. The partnership has invited University of Transport, Hochiminh city to take part in this activity to widen the network and impact.

  1. Objective 4: Improve logistics performance inside ports:

– Very good progress: data has been/ is being collected from the port partners. Two algorithms have been/ are being developed. Results have been published in world-leading journals in the field.

  1. Objective 5: Improve efficiency of multi-modal transport in ports:

– Very good progress: data has been/ is being collected from the port partners. A simulation and two algorithms have been/ are being developed. Results have been published in world-leading journals in the field.

  1. Objective 6: Dissemination to a wide audience and industrial partners:

– Very good progress: the consortium are working closely with industrial partners to collect data and discuss applications. Results are disseminate via multiple international conferences/exhibitions and seminars/event organisations

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