Evolution of green shipping research: themes and methods

Wenming Shi, Yi Xiao, Zhuo Chen, Heather McLaughlin, Kevin Li

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Abstract

Over the past 30 years, there have been growing concerns on the
environmental impacts of maritime transportation, which have attracted
great attention from both academia and practitioners. Understanding
developments in this area can help guide future research. We conducted
a comprehensive review of green shipping research, comprising 213
papers published in transportation journals in SSCI of 2017 over the
period 1988–2017. We find that research on green shipping has
increased greatly since 2012, accounting for 77.5% of the reviewed
papers. 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 and
reusing, is becoming clear. According to the existing studies, future
research on green shipping must strengthen technology research to
not only solve practical problems, but also to establish a theoretical
green shipping system. Moreover, researchers from different countries
could cooperate with each other to give effective suggestions on setting
standards and laws of green shipping. Finally, we identify the future
research themes will focus on setting up green shipping system and
legislation and policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-876
Number of pages14
JournalMaritime Policy and Management
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018

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Evolution of green shipping research: themes and methods. / Shi, Wenming ; Xiao, Yi; Chen, Zhuo; McLaughlin, Heather; Li, Kevin.

In: Maritime Policy and Management, Vol. 45, No. 7, 27.06.2018, p. 863-876.

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Shi, Wenming ; Xiao, Yi ; Chen, Zhuo ; McLaughlin, Heather ; Li, Kevin. / Evolution of green shipping research: themes and methods. In: Maritime Policy and Management. 2018 ; Vol. 45, No. 7. pp. 863-876.
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