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Sustainability 2017, 9(5), 829; doi:10.3390/su9050829

Green Shipping Practices of Shipping Firms

Graduate School of Logistics, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
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Received: 12 March 2017 / Revised: 30 April 2017 / Accepted: 11 May 2017 / Published: 15 May 2017
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The primary objective of this study is to provide an empirical research using structural equation modeling to identify the factors that motivate shipping firms to adopt green shipping practices (GSP). Furthermore, it also examines if adopting GSP can enhance the shipping firms’ environmental and productivity performance. The findings show that shipping firms are motivated to adopt GSP mostly by industrial norms set by institutionalized associations. They are also motivated by customers’ demand for environmental friendliness and their own strategy to make good image. Unlike our expectation, government regulations and international environmental laws are not significant in influencing shipping firms to adopt GSP. Moreover, adoption of green shipping practices can improve the environmental and productivity performance of the shipping firms. View Full-Text
Keywords: green shipping practices (GSP); motivations of green shipping; environmental and productivity performances; structural equation model (SEM) green shipping practices (GSP); motivations of green shipping; environmental and productivity performances; structural equation model (SEM)
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Chang, Y.-T.; Danao, D. Green Shipping Practices of Shipping Firms. Sustainability 2017, 9, 829.

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