Special Issue "Sustainable Development of Seaports"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: sustainability; coastal engineering
Interests: sustainable supply chain management; supply chain learning
Interests: sustainable seaports; complex network
Interests: green seaports; reverse logistics
Ports are important nodes in the global supply chain and transportation network. They stand between sea and land transportation and involve large workforces and significant operational activities. Ports contribute to a particular country or region from the economic perspective; however, they can also cause severe environmental and social issues. For instance, ports generate air pollution, particularly greenhouse gas emissions, which contributes to global warming; these emissions can also have a major impact on the health of the local communities. Thus, ports are facing mounting pressure from the public in terms of their sustainability performance. Although ports in Asia are competitive and efficient in their operations, developed countries are more advanced in supporting the sustainable development of seaports. There is an urgent need to explore the sustainability of seaports worldwide from environmental, social, and economic perspectives.
We are delighted to launch this Special Issue on the sustainable development of seaports. The topics include but are not limited to the following:
1) Current status and future perspectives on sustainable seaports;
2) The policy on sustainable seaports;
3) Performance indicators of sustainable seaports;
4) Best practices of sustainable seaports;
5) Sustainable supply chain management for seaports;
6) Green seaports;
7) Free-trade ports and sustainable seaports;
8) Sustainable seaports and port cities;
9) Port industry development and sustainable seaports;
10) Alliances and mergers on sustainable seaports;
11) Technology application/management of sustainable seaports;
12) Sustainable seaports and climate change.
Prof. Robert Nicholls
Dr. Yu Gong
Prof. Changping Zhao
Prof. Houming Fan
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- sustainable seaports
- green seaports