Edvard Tijan

Edvard Tijan
University of Rijeka · Faculty of Maritime Studies

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57 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
July 2006 - present
University of Rijeka
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2006 - present
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies
Position
  • Head of Department

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Publications (135)
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The subject of this paper is use of Technological-Organisational-External (TOE) framework during implementation of the Croatian national Port Community System between 2018. and 2022. Main research hypothesis is that TOE framework is a suitable, yet generally unrecognized abstract model for project risk mitigation during development of complex marit...
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In this research, the authors aimed to investigate the factors affecting the competitiveness of container seaports and apply the research results to the case study of the Port of Rijeka. The previous related research on the topic of the Port of Rijeka is valuable, however, the seaport competitiveness factors were not elaborated in detail, which als...
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This paper aims to present the model of factors which influence the digital transformation in maritime transport sector. The preliminary model is based on a literature review and interviews conducted to identify the relevant factors influencing the digital transformation of stakeholders operating in the maritime transport sector. In order to test t...
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In this paper, the authors identify the existence of container imbalance that occurs in different types of ports, depending on the type of inbound and outbound cargo they serve. The authors further analyze international trade realities and maritime companies’ requirements and identified inefficiencies. A comprehensive review of the relevant contain...
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The aim of this paper is to research and describe the use of modular shipping containers to address the global issue of container imbalance. Empty containers remain in different locations in respect to the goods they need to transport, mainly due to trade imbalance. Considering that ports and shipping lines must optimize procedures and equipment to...
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In this paper, a bibliometric, content and thematic analysis of digitalization in maritime transport and seaports was performed. The research was primarily motivated by the scarcity of similar works offering a comprehensive and recent literature analysis, the advancements of the maritime digitalization itself, and its influence on all related proce...
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This paper analyses how digital technologies implementation in the maritime transport sector companies can help in achieving the Blue Economy goals. Previous research offering a comprehensive overview of digital technologies in the maritime transport sector within the context of the Blue Economy is scarce. To fill this research gap, the economic ef...
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In this paper, the authors perform a comprehensive literature review on the use of data obtained from the Automatic Identification System, with an emphasis on vessel route prediction and seaport operations. The usage of Automatic Identification System vessel’s position data in the vessel route prediction and seaport operations has been analyzed, to...
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In this paper, the authors perform a literature review of the drivers, success factors and barriers to digital transformation in the maritime transport sector. Previous research offering a comprehensive overview of digital transformation in the maritime transport sector is scarce. In order to fill this research gap, the authors have identified a to...
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The aim of this paper is to define and measure the relevance of the criteria for the evaluation of the inflow of goods in city centers, in order to improve delivery activities within city centers. The development of the city center leads to the grouping of numerous business operators, which results in the increase of the quantity of goods entering...
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Port Community Systems have become a staple technological platform used to exchange information between the public and private agents and entities involved in ship and cargo services within seaports. In this paper, the theoretical background of the Port Community System is provided, emphasizing the importance of its implementation, and stakeholder...
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The aim of this paper is to research and describe how the use of mobile technologies can help in reducing the time required for the ship evacuation and abandonment procedures, as it was identified within the scope of 2014 - 2020 Interreg V-A Italy - Croatia CBC Programme “Digitalising Logistics processes – DIGLOGS” project. Furthermore, main findin...
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This paper researches the role of the port authorities in port governance, and the role of the port authorities in Port Community System implementation. The authors provide the theoretical frameworks of seaports, port authorities, port governance, and Port Community Systems. The literature review was carried out using the Web of Science database an...
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Port Community Systems have become a staple technological platform used to exchange information between the public and private agents and entities involved in ship and cargo services within seaports. In this paper, the theoretical background of the Port Community System is provided, emphasizing the importance of its implementation, and stakeholder...
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Logistics operators, who are actively included in numerous logistics processes, cooperate with various stakeholders in logistics chain. Such complex cooperation with a large number of stakeholders needs unobstructed information flows resulting in up-to-date, accurate and timely information. The communication between stakeholders could be improved v...
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This paper presents an analysis of economic aspects of three selected automation innovations in electronic Transportation Management Systems: Maritime Transport Chain solution and Vessel Estimated Time of Arrival solution (related to the maritime transport) and Delivery Planning solution (related to the transport in general). The theoretical backgr...
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When transportation systems are inadequately managed, increased costs or missed opportunities may arise. Developed seaports should aim to implement the platforms that allow smooth electronic data exchange, such as electronic Transportation Management Systems. One of the disadvantages of the existing electronic Transportation Management Systems in t...
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In this paper, the role of seaports in the transport system was explained, as the hubs which connect various transport modes (road rail, sea) for both cargo and passengers. The Pan-European Corridor V was analyzed, as a part of the Pan European Transport Network, consisting of seaports, roads and railroads, established in order to facilitate the Eu...
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Both the governments and port authorities have a significant impact on the maritime transport sector in general, and seaports in particular. In this paper, the focus is on the port authorities and their role in seaport governance. While central governments are focused on macroeconomic goals (such as economic growth and full employment) through acti...
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The introduction of a Port Community System (PCS) is identified as one of the key elements facilitating seaport development. In this paper, the analysis of seaport stakeholders and Maritime Single Window systems in Croatia is performed, including NSW (National Single Window), MNSW (Maritime National Single Window: CIMIS - Croatian Integrated Mariti...
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This paper presents a review of selected digital technologies (document digitalization, Port Community Systems, Warehouse Management Systems and Decision Support Systems) in transport sector, and their impact on transport economics. SWOT Analysis of selected technologies in transport sector from an internal and external economic perspective is cond...
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The aim of this paper is to research the optimization of loading cargo containers on railway wagons during the formation of railway compositions, by matching technical limitations of the wagons, as required by the wagon engineering discipline ("wagon loading schema"-includes cargo position, weight, and axle load, among other parameters), limitation...
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In this paper, the authors perform a comprehensive literature review of the positive impacts of blockchain-based information exchange in the maritime transport sector, as well as the challenges and barriers for successful blockchain-based information exchange, considering all three aspects of the sustainability (economic, environmental, and social)...
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This paper presents an analysis of selected information management technologies (Big Data/data management, data standardization and Port/vessel traffic management) in electronic Transportation Management Systems, with an emphasis on maritime transport. The theoretical frameworks and economic aspects of transportation and Transportation Management S...
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In this paper, the costs and benefits of the National Maritime Single Window (NMSW) for coastal countries that have limited human resources and infrastructure related to maritime traffic are researched. A general method for conducting a cost-benefit analysis of NMSW implementation is proposed. Using this method and the input data for Montenegro, as...
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This paper provides an overview of selected disruptive innovations (Blockchain, Internet of Things and Big Data) in electronic transportation management systems in general, and their possible impact in maritime transport. The theoretical background is provided, including transportation, electronic transportation management systems and selected disr...
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This paper presents an overview of challenges related to information management in reverse logistics and an overview of selected disruptive technologies (Internet of Things, Blockchain, Cloud computing and Artificial intelligence) that improve information management and information flow in the reverse logistics chain. The theoretical background of...
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This paper provides an overview of selected disruptive innovations (Blockchain, Internet of Things and Big Data) in electronic transportation management systems in general, and their possible impact in maritime transport. The theoretical background is provided, including transportation, electronic transportation management systems and selected disr...
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This paper presents a review of electronic data exchange and Single Window concept in international trade, transport and seaports. The theoretic framework of international trade, trade facilitation, Single Window, transport sector, maritime transport and seaports is provided, as well as the definition of electronic data exchange and standards for d...
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This article presents a comprehensive review of the current and rising trends of blockchain technology usage in shipping industry. The definition and features of blockchain technology are provided, as well as the potential usage of blockchain technology in various areas (financial services, Internet of Things, medicine, government, etc.), in order...
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Motorways of the Sea present a practical example of combined and sustainable transport. With respect to the present model of functionality of the transport system in the Republic of Croatia, where the development of the port and of the gravitational transport system is left to each individual port (six independent ports), and where there is no syst...
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As maritime transport produces a large amount of data from various sources and in different formats, authors have analysed current applications of Big Data by researching global applications and experiences and by studying journal and conference articles. Big Data innovations in maritime transport (both cargo and passenger) are demonstrated, mainly...
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This paper presents a comprehensive review of National Single Window concept and its impact on sustainability in maritime transport and seaports. The theoretical frameworks of sustainability, maritime transport, seaports, the National Single Window and the Maritime National Single Window is provided. The importance of stakeholder connectivity in ma...
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This paper presents a comprehensive review of electronic Transportation Management Systems (eTMS) in seaports. The theoretical framework of transportation, seaports, transportation management systems, National Single Windows and Port Community Systems is provided. The importance of electronic platforms that allow electronic data exchange in seaport...
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This paper researches decentralized data storage represented by blockchain technology and the possibility of its development in sustainable logistics and supply chain management. Although the benefits of blockchain technology have been most widely researched in the financial sector, major challenges in logistics, such as order delay, damage to good...
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Seaport clusters are complex commercial systems, consisting of a large number of heterogeneous stakeholders. Therefore, it is important to harmonize their business procedures to ensure effectiveness. Harmonization implies the adjustment of differences and inconsistencies among different measurements, methods, procedures, schedules, specifications,...
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Purpose The purpose of this research paper is to develop and analyze micro-electro-mechanical systems sensor for vibration monitoring of pumping aggregate. Design/methodology/approach The system is based on smart sensor and smart mobile phone. Findings The numerous measurements on a wide range of turbo aggregates were performed to establish the o...
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Techno-economical optimization of vibro-diagnostic method implies defining of the minimal number of vibro-diagnostic information, which could be used for precise and definite diagnosis of broad spectra of failures or malfunctions with all types of rotating machines in standard use, including marine pumps. Economic optimization is done based on comp...
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A key part of the maritime crewing agent business is the employment of seafarers (apart from drafting contracts between ship owners and seafarers), finding suitable personnel to fill the job vacancies advertised by ship owners. Maritime crewing agencies generally keep records of seafarers in their own databases. However, those databases often happe...
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The paper analyses the features of public coastal liner shipping, public transport services in Croatia and the Croatian seaport system. Business processes within the system of public line transport services are analysed - the management process, the fundamental process (transportation) and the support processes. The shortcomings of the existing sys...
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Internet of Things (IoT) is a completely new paradigm of interconnected computing devices in the market segment that has started emerging from 2013, while trends have been recognized in 2014 and most predictions are related to the period until 2020. Anticipating widespread use of IoT technology in logistics chains reported by leading sector players...
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In this paper we present a model of a system for integration of an intelligent tutoring system with data mining tools. The purpose of the integration is twofold; a) to power the system adaptability based on clustering and sequential pattern mining, and b) to enable teachers (non-experts in data mining) to use data mining techniques in their web bro...
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Organizations that strive to be competitive must be able to attract and retain talented employees. In population are not many of them, recruiters must use for finding suitable candidates effective tools eg. social networks. Companies advertise, offer products, communicate with clients and recently even seek employees through social media. Job board...
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Since their introduction, social media sites (SMSs) such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites in their daily practices. As of this writing, there are hundreds of SMSs, with various technological affordances, supporting a wide range of interests and practices. Social media are g...
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The paper analyzes information security investments from both economic and financial points of view. Authors research special characteristics of information security investments and the difficulties which appear during the determination of input parameters of the economic analysis. Challenges in application of internal rate of return method are als...
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Numerous stakeholders are involved in operations of modern Port Community Systems: container terminals, customs, border police, coast guard, government ministry in charge of sea traffic and infrastructure, seaport agents, port authorities etc. Traditionally, all of these entities use separate and heterogeneous business information systems. Integrat...
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The paper researches the usage of ARIS Express process modeling tool in creation of economically sustainable information security management system in seaport clusters. Basic concepts of information security in seaport cluster stakeholder's organizations are detailed, and relations and interactions between organizations and their environment are re...
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The paper researches the usage of simulation approach using FlexSim software package in order to create a viable model of administrative document flow during ship arrival and departure in conventionally operated seaport clusters that do not utilize Port Community Systems. Goal of the modeling was to create a simulation model that would be used to r...
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The subject of this research are administrative processes related to a ship’s arrival to seaports, typically attributed to elevated levels of cost of labour required to complete the related administrative tasks. In the previous phases of the research, an average expected cost of the administrative labour cost in traditional seaport clusters in Croa...