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TitleSustainable Shipping [electronic resource] : A Cross-Disciplinary View / edited by Harilaos N. Psaraftis
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04330-8
Descript XXXII, 477 p. 111 illus., 100 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

International shipping is currently at a crossroads. The decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in April 2018 to adopt an Initial Strategy so as to achieve by 2050 a reduction of at least 50% in maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions vis-à-vis 2008 levels epitomizes the last among a series of recent developments as regards sustainable shipping. It also sets the scene on what may happen in the future. Even though many experts and industry circles believe that the IMO decision is in line with the COP21 climate change agreement in Paris in 2015, others disagree, either on the ground that the target is not ambitious enough, or on the ground that no clear pathway to reach the target is currently visible. This book takes a cross-disciplinary view of the various dimensions of the maritime transportation sustainability problem. “Cross-disciplinary” means that a variety of angles are used to examine the book topics, and these mainly include the technological angle, the economics angle, the logistics angle, and the environmental angle. The book reviews models that can be used to evaluate decisions, policy alternatives and tradeoffs. For sustainable shipping, a spectrum of technical, logistics-based and market based measures are being contemplated. All may have important side-effects as regards the economics and logistics of the maritime supply chain, including ports and hinterland connections. The objective to attain an acceptable environmental performance, while at the same time respecting traditional economic performance criteria so that shipping remains viable, is and is likely to be a central goal for both industry and policy-makers in the years ahead. At the same time, policy fragmentation is likely to create distortions of competition and sub-optimal solutions. This book attempts to address these issues and identify better solutions. Sustainable Shipping: A Cross-Disciplinary View includes chapters that cover many relevant topics. These include a general view of maritime transport sustainability, green ship technologies, information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable shipping, green tramp ship routing and scheduling, green liner network design and speed optimization. Market based measures, oil pollution, ship recycling, sulphur emissions, ballast water management, alternative fuels and green ports are also covered. The book concludes by discussing prospects for the future, with a focus on the IMO Initial Strategy


CONTENT

Chapter 1. Maritime Transport- The Sustainability Imperative -- Chapter 2. Green Ship Technologies -- Chapter 3. The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) -- Chapter 4. ICT for Sustainable Shipping -- Chapter 5. Oil pollution- Sustainable Ships and Shipping -- Chapter 6. Ship Recycling -- Chapter 7. Reducing Sulphur Emissions: Logistical and Environmental Considerations -- Chapter 8. Green Tramp Shipping Routing and Scheduling: Effects of Market-based Measures on CO2 Reduction -- Chapter 9. Green Liner Network Design -- Chapter 10. Speed Optimization for Sustainable Shipping -- Chapter 11. Reducing GHGs: the MBM and MRV Agendas -- Chapter 12. Green Ports -- Chapter 13. The Way Ahead.-


Business logistics Operations research Logistics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/519020 Operations Research/Decision Theory. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/521000 Transportation. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/119000



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