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Evolution of green shipping research: themes and methods

Shi, W ORCID: 0000-0001-6551-0499, Xiao, Y, Chen, Z, McLaughlin, H and Li, KX 2018 , 'Evolution of green shipping research: themes and methods' , Maritime Policy and Management , pp. 1-14 , doi:

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Over the past 30 years, there have been growing concerns on theenvironmental impacts of maritime transportation, which have attractedgreat attention from both academia and practitioners. Understandingdevelopments in this area can help guide future research. We conducteda comprehensive review of green shipping research, comprising 213papers published in transportation journals in SSCI of 2017 over theperiod 1988–2017. We find that research on green shipping hasincreased greatly since 2012, accounting for 77.5% of the reviewedpapers. The main focus today on green shipping was on air pollution,and the classification of green shipping practice, such as technical measures,operational options, market-based measures, and recycling andreusing, is becoming clear. According to the existing studies, futureresearch on green shipping must strengthen technology research tonot only solve practical problems, but also to establish a theoreticalgreen shipping system. Moreover, researchers from different countriescould cooperate with each other to give effective suggestions on settingstandards and laws of green shipping. Finally, we identify the futureresearch themes will focus on setting up green shipping system andlegislation and policy.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Shi, W and Xiao, Y and Chen, Z and McLaughlin, H and Li, KX
Keywords: green shipping, green policy, pollution
Journal or Publication Title: Maritime Policy and Management
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0308-8839
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