PhD, MSc, BSc

Dr Vinh Thai is an associate professor at the School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain of RMIT University. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics (Q1 journal) and is known internationally for his research in logistics and supply chain management in general and maritime logistics in particular. He has so far published more than 140 international peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, and several book chapters, in leading academic journals. His work has been widely cited in academic journals as well as in industry magazines, newspapers, radio etc., such as Daily Cargo News, Science Daily, Safety & Health Magazine, ABC News Fact Check, Herald Sun, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, 2CC Canberra Radio, 2GB Sydney Radio, Yahoo News, etc. In 2021, Vinh was listed in the world’s top 2% of scholars, and ranked 172th in the list of 23,751 scholars in the discipline of transport and logistics worldwide, according to a recently released bibliometric report by Elsevier.

Vinh is the founder of the Australian Maritime Logistics Research Network (AMLRN) connecting maritime academics and industry professionals in Australia and overseas. He has been a consultant on several consultancy projects for ASEAN Secretariat, Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA, World Bank in Vietnam, Japan Bank for International Cooperation – JBIC, World Bank in Indonesia, etc. Prior to joining academia, he worked for various companies in the maritime logistics industry including Asian Pacific Shipping, P&O Nedlloyd Shipping Line, and Vietnam International Container Terminal (VICT).


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Maritime and Logistics Management) – University of Tasmania
  • Master of Science (Port Management) – World Maritime University
  • Bachelor of Science (Transport Economics) – Vietnam Maritime University