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Identifying the Main Opportunities and Challenges from the Implementation of a Port Energy Management System: A SWOT/PESTLE Analysis

Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Sustainability 2019, 11(21), 6046; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216046
Received: 1 October 2019 / Revised: 25 October 2019 / Accepted: 28 October 2019 / Published: 31 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Maritime Transportation Management and Policies)
Climate change is among the greatest environmental threats facing the globe today and the abatement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is concerning all the industrial sectors contributing to the problem. The maritime transport sector has already implemented several measures for energy efficiency for the reduction of its GHG emissions, including both vessels and ports. This paper focuses on the prospects and challenges facing the development of a port energy management system. It analyzes the main factors which exert an impact on such a plan and that need to be taken into account for its successful implementation. A SWOT/PESTLE analysis is utilized for the identification of the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that have a positive or negative effect on the adoption and successful implementation of a port energy management system. This analysis is based on empirical data from two leading North-European port authorities. Given the fact that ports are currently focusing on the reduction of their energy consumption, this paper’s results have particular significance in that they could enlighten and inform the adoption of a port energy management plan within ports. View Full-Text
Keywords: ports; energy management system; sustainable development; energy efficiency; maritime transport ports; energy management system; sustainable development; energy efficiency; maritime transport
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Christodoulou, A.; Cullinane, K. Identifying the Main Opportunities and Challenges from the Implementation of a Port Energy Management System: A SWOT/PESTLE Analysis. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6046. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216046

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Christodoulou A, Cullinane K. Identifying the Main Opportunities and Challenges from the Implementation of a Port Energy Management System: A SWOT/PESTLE Analysis. Sustainability. 2019; 11(21):6046. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216046

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Christodoulou, Anastasia, and Kevin Cullinane. 2019. "Identifying the Main Opportunities and Challenges from the Implementation of a Port Energy Management System: A SWOT/PESTLE Analysis" Sustainability 11, no. 21: 6046. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216046

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