Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/18460
Title: An evaluation of green shipping networks to minimize external cost in the Pearl River Delta region
Authors: Lun, YHV 
Lai, KH 
Cheng, TCE 
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Technological forecasting and social change, 2013, v. 80, no. 2, p. 320-328
Abstract: The sustainable development of shipping and port operations has attracted increasing attention of the shipping community. Of particular concern is the environmental damage caused by shipping-related activities. In this study we evaluate the external cost incurred from barge and containership usage in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region and, based on this external cost, determine the environmental damage caused by container shipping activities in the region. Applying the external cost approach, we classify the ports in the region into feeder ports, direct ports, and hub ports. Our analysis suggests that three green shipping networks servicing the region can be developed. Our findings provide policy makers with helpful guidance on ways to strengthen the logistical capability of the PRD region while reducing the environmental harm from shipping activities.
Keywords: Benefit transfer
Container shipping
Green shipping
Shipping network
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change 
ISSN: 0040-1625
DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2012.08.014
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