Special Issue "“Accelerating Sustainable Transitions” in Maritime Transport and the Port Industry"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Transportation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 June 2022 | Viewed by 378

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Bart Wiegmans
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Guest Editor
Department of Transport & Planning, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: intermodal freight transport performance; simulation; cost modeling; innovations
Prof. Dr. Harry Geerlings
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Guest Editor
Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: sustainable ports and transport; energy and transition management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Maritime transport and port activities contribute significantly to climate change. The IAME conference focuses on accelerating transitions, which aligns very well with this topic and sustainability in general. Academics and policy makers argue that we need radical changes to stop climate change and to alter directions. Therefore, this Special Issue of Sustainability focuses on accelerating sustainable transitions in maritime transport and the port industry (with a focus on both maritime and hinterland transportation). In the contributions to this Special issue, radical changes should be the focal point, and the impact on improving sustainability should be substantial.

Research subjects we particularly favor are:

- Analyzing the impacts of sustainable innovations aimed at radically improving maritime shipping and the (inland) port industry;

- Strategies for the development and implementation climate-friendly energy systems;

- Modeling the impacts of transitions on the modal shift of hinterland transport;

- Policy strategies to stimulate the implementation of radical improvements;

- Cost and efficiency impacts analysis of the proposed transitions (sustainable innovations) on the maritime and port industries.

Dr. Bart Wiegmans
Prof. Dr. Harry Geerlings
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • sustainable transitions
  • innovations
  • maritime transport
  • port industry
  • inland ports

Published Papers

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