OCDI Takeuchi Yoshio Special Award for EASTS

– Established in 2015 to commemorate his contribution to the logistics field –


  • A new paper award “OCDI Takeuchi Yoshio Special Award”, sponsored by The Overseas Coastal Area Development Institute of Japan (OCDI), will be newly established from the coming Cebu Conference.
  • The special award will be additionally conferred upon one out of the EASTS Best Paper Awardees in the category of “Enlightening Asia-specific topics”, “Discovering interesting facts” or “Best application in practices”. In this regard, EASTS welcomes a wide range of papers, particularly related to international logistics, port development or sea transportation issues in Asia.


– 2021 (Hiroshima, Japan [online]) –

  • “Shipper’s Port Choice Behavior in South Viet Nam: Discrete Choice Approach” By Tam Thi-Anh TRAN, Mikio TAKEBAYASHI (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, Kobe University, Japan)

– 2019 (Colombo, Sri Lanka) –

  • “Capacity Analysis of Ship Tudding Operations in A Large Container Port” By Liujiang Lang, Song Gao, Qiang Meng (National University of Singapore, Singapore Wuhan University of Technology, China)

– 2017 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) –

  • “A simulation-based dispatching decision support system for disruptions management at intermodal freight terminals under multiple uncertainties” by Cheng-Chieh (Frank) CHEN, Wu-Jui (Frank) CHANG (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)

– 2015 (Cebu, The Philippines) –

  • “Motion-based energy analysis methodology for hybrid straddle carrier towards eco-friendly container handling system” by Putu HANGGA and Takeshi SHINODA (Kyushu University Japan)

Dr. Yoshio Takeuchi (1923-2011)


– Biography of Dr. Takeuchi –

1946 Graduated from the University of Tokyo and joined the Ministry of Transport
1973 Director-General, Ports and Harbors Bureau, the Ministry of Transport Contributed to the development of Kashima Port (which involved the development of a port and industrial area in tandem)
1976 The first President of OCDI (a Japanese non-profit port research institute focused on ports in developing countries) Contributed to the development of the Eastern Seaboard, Thailand
1984 The first President of Kansai International Airport Company
1993 The 81st President, JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers)

– Contribution of Dr. Takeuchi to the Logistics Field –

  • In order to share Japanese experience and knowledge in the port sector and coastal area development with developing countries, he founded the Overseas Coastal Area Development Institute of Japan (OCDI) in 1976 and presided as the first president for eight years.
  • As president of OCDI, he headed international cooperation and exchange in port and coastal area development by providing technical assistance and making policy recommendations to developing countries in East and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
  • He proposed a comprehensive regional development plan of the Eastern Seaboard area in Thailand based on the successful example at the Port of Kashima in Japan. With the assistance of Japanese ODA, the regional development project (including a deep-sea commercial port at Laem Chabang and industrial port at Map Ta Phut) contributed to the rapid economic growth of Thailand in the following years.


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