Ports are a vital part of the global economy, connecting the world through maritime transport networks, promoting international trade, and supporting global economic growth. However, port communities are increasingly concerned about the local environmental problems associated with air pollution from increased port activities. Efforts are increasingly being made into the reduction of human-induced changes to the global environment, and one of the target areas is to reduce air emissions from international shipping. It appears that management of the port sector has entered into a new era, not only because environmental concerns are increasingly being expressed surrounding the ports themselves, but also because many of the new environmental measures associated with the shipping trade have to be enforced when ships are in port. Ports and the Environment assembles research focusing on the management of ports, and the environmental issues associated with both the shipping trade and the ports themselves.
By examining contemporary concerns from the perspectives of maritime policy, port management, and industrial efficiency, this book will be provide important reference for future research and policy-making in this area. This book was originally published as a special issue of Maritime Policy & Management.
Meifeng Luo is Director of the IMC-Frank Taso Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre, and Associate Professor in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Tsz Leung Yip is Deputy Director of the CY Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
1. Ports and the environment Meifeng Luo and Tsz Leung Yip 2. Legal system of compensation for marine oil pollution in China Kevin X. Li, Bingying Dong and Ling Zhu 3. Urban road congestion, capacity expansion and port competition: empirical analysis of US container ports Yulai Wan, Anming Zhang and Andrew C.L. Yuen 4. Restructuring of environmental management in Baltic ports: case of Poland Magdalena Klopott 5. Regional cooperation and management of port pollution Winai Homsombat, Tsz Leung Yip, Hangjun Yang and Xiaowen Fu 6. Environmental efficiency of ports: a Data Envelopment Analysis approach Young-Tae Chang 7. Container transshipment and port competition Min Ju Bae, Ek Peng Chew, Loo Hay Lee and Anming Zhang 8. How would EEDI influence Chinese shipbuilding industry? Jianing Zheng, Hao Hu and Lei Dai
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