Professor Lee holds a PhD from Cardiff University in UK, preceded by degrees of BEng, MBA, and Master of Economics. He is currently a Professor at School of Business IT and Logistics and Leader of the One Belt One Road Research Lab.
He was Visiting Professor at, among others, the Faculty of Economics and Politics in University of Cambridge, Dalian Maritime University, Shanghai Maritime University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chulalongkorn University, and MPA Visiting Professor in Singapore. Paul has published 6 books and more than 200 papers.
He contributed to Lloyd’s List in 1997-2001 as a monthly columnist. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Logistics and Trade, an Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transport Review and an Associate Editor of Journal of Shipping and Trade. He is also currently a series book Editor of ANTHEM Studies in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Anthem Press, London, UK).
Paul conducted more than 50 key research projects in the maritime sector and international logistics for governments, and major public and private companies in several countries. He was advisor to Prime Minister’s Office and several ministries in Korea and South Africa.
He is also a regular speaker at international conferences, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference, CILT in Macao, and Supply Chain Asia.
Professor Lee is specialised in maritime transportation and international logistics field. He has obtained several prestigious and competitive grants from APEC, UNDP, National Research Foundation of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan.
He has served as a Guest (Co-) Editor for 17 special issues of journals in transportation, maritime studies, and logistics field, such as Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Journal of Transport Geography, Growth and Change, Transport Reviews, Maritime Policy & Management, and International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics.
Paul has participated in key research and academic activities, among others, as follows:
- Secretary, The One Belt One Road Initiative Studies Group (2016 – present)
- Leader, The One Belt One Road Research Lab (2016 – present)
- Secretary, Asian Logistics Roundtable (ALRT) (April 2014 – present)
- Council Member, Secretary and Co-opt Vice-President of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)
- Conference Co-chairperson and Co-organisers (2001 IAME Hong Kong Conference, 2007-2008 and 2015 ALRT Conference, 2012 IAME Taipei Conference, and 2016 OBOR Conference, )
- Monthly Columnist, Lloyd’s List News Paper (11/1997-01/2000)
- Doctor of Philosophy (1989)
- Master of Economics (1984)
- Master of Business Administration (1982)
- Bachelor of Engineering (1980)
Paul completed more than 50 focal and influential research projects in the maritime sector and international logistics for governments, and major public and private companies around the world.
He participated in developing shipping, port and logistics polices for several governments such as South Africa, Russia, India, Indonesia, Egypt, and Korea. He also carried out research and advisory job for international organizations such as UNDP, APEC, and UN ESCAP.
- A Resilience-Based Freight Network Design under Disruptions
- Business Strategy of International Logistics
- Hinterland developments in Asia: Supply chain competition and implications for ports and shipping
- Facilitating Logistics Clusters with the Changing Configuration of Supply Chain Network in East Asia
- Integrated Pricing Model for Container Port and Rail Transport in South Africa
- Port Economics Study
- Container Hub Port Study
- Inventory of Energy Consumption and Green House Gas Emissions in Transportation Sector – Developing Energy Efficiency Indicator and Modelling Energy Consumption for Transportation Sector
- Modelling Strategic Aspects of International Container Port Competition
- Short Sea Shipping (SSS) Study: A Report on Successful SSS Models that can improve Port’s Efficiency and Security while Reducing Congestion, Fuel Costs, and Pollution
- Optimal Port Development and Investment Strategy by Analysis of Port Competition and Co-operation
- Development Direction of the Terminal Dedicated to Cruise and Proposals for Development of Ocean Tourism Industry
- Lease Charging System on Container Terminals in Busan Port
- Analysis on Profitability and Operating Costs by LNG Type
- Lee, T.,Lam, J.,Lee, T. (2016). Asian economic integration and maritime CO2 emissions In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 43, 226 - 237
- Lee, T.,Wu, J.,Suthiwartnarueput, K.,Hu, K.,Rodjanapradied, R. (2016). A comparative study of key critical factors of waterfront port development: Case studies of the Incheon and Bangkok ports In: Growth and Change, 47, 393 - 405
- Lee, T. (2016). China's growing engagement in the emerging maritime logistics market in Africa In: Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy - Volume 1: Applying Theory to Practice in Maritime Logistics, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom
- Lee, T.,Lee, T. (2016). New concepts of economies of flow, connection, and fusion in maritime logistics In: Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom
- Lee, T.,Lee, T. (2016). Economic impact analysis of port development In: Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy: Volume 2: Emerging Trends in Ports, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- Lee, T.,Lam, J. (2016). Developing the fifth generation ports model In: Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy. Volume 2: Emerging Trends in Ports, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- Lee, T.,Chung, Y.,Lam, J. (2016). Transportation research trends in environmental issues: a literature review of methodology and key subjects In: International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 8, 612 - 631
- Lee, T.,Lam, J. (2016). (In Press) A review of port devolution and governance models with compound eyes approach In: Transport Reviews, , 1 - 14
- Lee, T.,Lam, J. (2015). Container port competition and competitiveness analysis: Asian major ports In: Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics, Springer, Switzerland
- Lee, T.,Lin, C.,Chung, Y. (2014). Comparison analysis for subjective and objective weights of financial positions of container shipping companies In: Maritime Policy and Management, 41, 241 - 250