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Special Issue "Green Maritime Transport"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: maritime logistics; port operations; sustainable shipping
Maritime shipping is considered the most fuel-efficient mode of transport, moving approximately 90% of global trade and accounting for less than 3% of the global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. However, there has been increasing regulatory pressure to improve its environmental performance, particularly considering its contribution to harmful pollutant emissions to human health. Research in maritime transportation has been on the rise in the last two decades and one research direction that has been attracting increasing interest, from the public and private sector and academia, is addressing the externalities thereof. At the same time, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to cut greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50% compared to 2008 levels. Considering the steady increase of maritime trade, population growth, and the arising economies of scale, it is evident that a combination of operational measures, policy instruments, and development of green technologies are necessary in order to achieve the aspired reductions.
This Special Issue intends to look into theoretical models, optimization problems, and applications in all subsectors of maritime shipping, spanning all shipping types (spot market, liner shipping, Ro-Ro, crude, bulkers, tankers). Articles with a strong methodological background, applications based on real world data, emissions inventories, and literature overviews are of particular interest. Topics of interest of this Special issue on Green Maritime Transport include, but are not limited to:
- Liner shipping and port related emissions;
- Technologies to reduce externalities from maritime transport;
- Design and evaluation of policies to decarbonize maritime transport;
- Market based measures;
- Policy enforcement;
- Alternative fuels;
- Weather routing;
- Vessel routing and scheduling;
- Terminal operations;
- Applications based on AIS data.
Dr. Thalis Zis
Prof. Dr. Mihalis Gkolias
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable transport
- Green maritime logistics
- Maritime emissions
- Energy efficiency of port operations
- Marine environment