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Message from Director

We truly welcome your visit to Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center.

The prosperity and development of global world depend on, among others, an efficient, safe, and sustainable shipping, port, and logistics industry. As a university level research center, the center is located on the Zhoushan Campus of Zhejiang University in Zhoushan ArchipelagoZhejiang Province, which is well connected to the East Sea, Yangtze River, and global top ranking transportation hubs such as Shanghai and Ningbo-Zhoushan Seaports as well as Shanghai International Airport. In view of the strategic location, the center was established in 2018 as a research, education and training platform following a long-term blueprint for a state-of-the-art global center of excellence. The center aims at meeting a growing demand for talent cultivation and conducting joint research related to the Belt and Road Initiative, the River-Sea Inter-modal Transport, and the development of the Yangtze River Economic Zone. The center will also endeavor to act as a bridge between academia and industry by providing intellectual support for managerial practice, industry development, and regional, national, and international economies.

In doing so, we will lead ambitious collaborations across the globe to provide the foundations for research and innovative education, recognizing that its success is founded on sharing the expertise and knowledge of people and institutes across the nation and around the world.

We wish all of your everlasting support and guidance to achieve our missions.

Sincerely Yours,


Paul Tae-Woo Lee


May 8, 2018

Paul Tae-Woo Lee
Professor, Director