Toward future green shipping: resilience and sustainability indicators
Hhabir, M and Emad, GR and Shahbakhsh, M, Toward future green shipping: resilience and sustainability indicators, Proceedings of the 10th Asian Logistics Round Table Conference (ALRT), 19-20 November 2020, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 391-417. (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]
Shipping companies, ports, governments, and other maritime stakeholders have faced with significant economical, technical, and operational challenges brought about by Climate Change. In response, International Maritime Organization (IMO) have recently set a target to reduce maritime Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions by 2050 while at the same time planning toward phasing out GHGs entirely. Nonetheless, to achieve a desired green maritime, the entire maritime community should contribute to decarbonize the logistics system. In this article, we adopted a multidisciplinary methodology for achieving a sustainable maritime logistics to meet the IMO mid-term (2030) and long-term (2050) targets. We defined Climate Change and related consequence damages as the main risks (disturbances), and a resilient shipping as a robust and adaptable system which needs to meet the challenges. This paper proposes a decision-making tool that allows planning and monitoring zero-emission action programs for each contributor. The tool takes into account the dominated development properties such as resilience and sustainability and their interconnection that are specified for maritime industry, while considering the risk and disturbances envisaged for zero-emission future. To monitor and measure the activities, outputs, and benefits, the related Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are defined, adjusted, and then updated by using program/project management framework.
Refereed Conference Paper
sustainability, resilient, shipping, zero-emission, maritime logistics, green shipping, COVID-19