This Thematic Collection, “Maritime Economics in the Post-Covid-19 Pandemic”, addresses important areas influencing industry business performance. The editorial considers the events that occurred previously and after the Conference, a year marked by the COVID-19 Pandemic, high freight container shipping rates, port congestion and the Russian-Ukranian crisis, which had an extraordinary impact on shipping. Pruyn and Willeijns deal with cold ironing. Martius et al. address repositioning empty containers from surplus to deficit regions. Sackey et al. analyse maritime insecurity’s impact on seafarers’ and marine professionals’ lives, the environment and property. Mthembu and Chasomeris investigate port community systems in South Africa. Plomaritou and Jeropoulos examine the role of digitalisation’s the chartering business. Andersen et al. bring port governance and stakeholder theory together to understand stakeholder relations changes. Finally, Dominguez‑Péry et al. investigated risk indicators in maritime accidents to propose the Accident Maritime Ecosystem framework.
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.