Special Issue "Improving the Environmental Performances of Maritime Transport and Ports"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: Transportation; Transport Planning; Transport Management; Transport Economics; Transportation Planning; Sustainable Transport; Seaports and Maritime Transport; Port planning and management
Interests: Transportation; Transport Planning; Transportation Planning; Maritime logistics, Sustainable Transport; Seaports and Maritime Transport; Port planning and management
Interests: transportation and land use; spatial analysis; participatory transport planning; transport and social inclusion; geographic information systems; planning for accessibility
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In recent decades, globalization has led to an exponential increase in the amount of goods shipped by maritime transport, with huge economic performances for the regions in which ports are located. On the down side, maritime transport can cause several externalities, with environmental issues occurring during all phases of navigation, and especially at ports. Mitigation measures must be oriented to ensure the environmental sustainability of maritime transport, guaranteeing resilience of the practices envisaged, especially in the light of the disruptive challenges our world is nowadays facing.
International guidelines and practices have dealt with the different issues and environmental impacts caused by maritime transport, in particular in port areas, by providing innovative and efficient solutions; the next step is to frame the management of ports and maritime transport with a focus on environmental protection, guaranteeing optimization of operations while providing environmental improvements.
Based on this premise, this Special Issue seeks to collect high-quality papers addressing the contemporary challenges and innovations aimed at operations and management of ports and maritime transport in order to improve environmental performance. Contributions may include state-of-the art research, development of new models, proposal of policies, and analysis of new mitigation measures in this research area.
Topics to be discussed in this Special Issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Modeling emissions in maritime and ports operations
- Innovative technologies for environmental improvement in shipping and ports
- Case studies and solutions to cutting emissions in maritime transport
- Port and terminals planning and operation design to improve enviromental management of shipping and ports
- Enviromental management systems and indicators
- Resilience practices in environmental management of ports and shipping in the aftermath of COVID-19
Prof. Matteo Ignaccolo
Prof. Elen Twrdy
Dr. Nadia Giuffrida
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
emissions in maritime operations
port environmental policies
shipping environmental impact
sustainable maritime transportation