Sustainability in Liner Shipping

Arslan O. , Kaya Özbağ G.

in: Handbook of Research on the Applications of International Transportation and Logistics for World Trade, Gökçe Çiçek Ceyhun, Editor, IGI GLOBAL, Pennsylvania, pp.210-223, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: IGI GLOBAL
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-223
  • Editors: Gökçe Çiçek Ceyhun, Editor


ABSTRACT The concept of sustainability has become increasingly significant and has forced companies to take sustainable measures because of the reduction of energy resources and operational efficiency, the increase in emission release, and environmental pollution. In addition, technological developments and globalization have also affected the maritime industry and coerced shipping companies to struggle to survive in a highly competitive environment. Sustainability is addressed by environmental, social, and economic aspects under the GRI. It should be noticed that many important elements based on economy, environment, social aspects, technology, and information determine sustainability. Sustainability also benefits from KPI indicators that determine ship performance criteria. This chapter examines the concept of sustainability in various dimensions and establishes a general framework by searching the literature of sustainability of liner shipping and also sustainability reports of the international maritime transport companies.