Special Issue "“Accelerating Sustainable Transitions” in Maritime Transport and the Port Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 June 2022.
Interests: intermodal freight transport performance; simulation; cost modeling; innovations
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
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable transitions
- maritime transport
- port industry
- inland ports