This Thematic Collection, “In the aftermath of 2020! What’s next?” addresses important areas influencing industry business performance. The editorial considers the events that occurred during 2020, a year marked by the COVID-19 Pandemic, which had an extraordinary impact on shipping, particularly on container shipping. Fulconis and Lissillour deal with classification societies and maritime safety. Dominguez-Péry et al. carry out a systematic literature review to reduce tanker accidents by tackling human error and identifying a future research agenda. Karaoulanis and Pelagidis deal with the Panamax market’s behaviour by focusing on expectations and time lags. Gascón investigates bareboat charter agreements insurance-related problems. Finally, Olga et al. focus on green shipping. Olga et al. explore the Greek stakeholders’ intention in accepting and using liquefied natural gas and electricity as alternative fuels.
Ana Cristina Paixão Casaca, World of Shipping Portugal, Portugal and CIMOSM-Centro de Investigação em Modelação e Optimização de Sistemas Multifuncionais, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal.
Maria Amélia Ramos Loja, CIMOSM-Centro de Investigação em Modelação e Optimização de Sistemas Multifuncionais, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal and IDMEC-Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.