Special Issue "Sustainable Maritime Transportation Management and Policies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
We cordially invite you to submit a paper to our Special Issue entitled ‘Sustainable Maritime Transportation Management and Policies’ at Sustainability, which is indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and has an impact factor of 2.075.
Sustainable maritime transportation management is defined as the integration of social and environmental concerns of stakeholders in the business operations of maritime firms, such as shipping companies and port operators. It is recognized as one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, which is reflected in the increasing number of international regulations such as MARPOL 2020, Energy Efficiency Design Index, Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan, and Ballast Water Management System to curb greenhouse gas emissions or reduce the impact of invasive marine biological species from ship. In addition, self-regulated or market-driven initiatives, technologies, and measures, for instance, ISO 14000, ISO 26000, slow-steaming, cold-ironing, scrubbers, biocide-free paints, and renewable fuel alternatives are increasingly being adopted by shipping companies to lower operating cost, differentiate their services, and reduce the impact of their operations on society and the environment.
Research on sustainable maritime transportation is gaining ground in all aspects and sectors of the industry. Nevertheless, the ever-tightening of environmental and social criteria prescribed by international regulations has called for innovative, scientific or data-driven approaches to manage maritime transportation activities. This Special Issue at Sustainability aims to bring together recent theoretical, applied or methodological advances concerning sustainable maritime transportation management and policies. Both research and review papers are welcomed.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subjected to a rigorous peer review with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Dr. Kum Fai Yuen
Dr. Yiik Diew Wong
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. Sustainability 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 1700 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.
- Sustainable maritime transportation planning and management
- Sustainable maritime transportation policies and implementation
- Sustainable maritime transportation and competitive advantages
- Stakeholder management and participation in the maritime transportation industry
- Customer satisfaction and loyalty through implementing sustainable maritime transportation activities
- Sustainability disclosure and marketing in the maritime transportation industry
- Sustainable maritime network or fleet optimization
- Sustainability leadership
- Managing sustainability through collaboration and coordination
- Economic analysis of sustainable maritime transportation