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A review on portsí readiness to facilitate international hydrogen trade


Chen, PS-L and Fan, H and Enshaei, H and Zhang, W and Shi, W and Abdussamie, N and Miwa, T and Qu, Z and Yang, Z, A review on ports' readiness to facilitate international hydrogen trade, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy pp. 1-19. ISSN 0360-3199 (2023) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.01.220


The existing literature on the hydrogen supply chains has knowledge gaps. Most studies focus on hydrogen production, storage, transport, and utilisation but neglect ports which are nexuses in the supply chains. To fill the gap, this paper focuses on ports' readiness for the upcoming hydrogen international trade. Potential hydrogen exporting and importing ports are screened. Ports' readiness for hydrogen export and import are reviewed from perspectives of infrastructure, risk management, public acceptance, regulations and standards, and education and training. The main findings are: (1) liquid hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and LOHCs are suitable forms for hydrogen international trade; (2) twenty ports are identified that could be first movers; among them, twelve are exporting ports, and eight are importing ports; (3) portsí readiness for hydrogen international trade is still in its infancy, and the infrastructure construction or renovation, risk management measures, establishment of regulations and standards, education and training all require further efforts.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:hydrogen, supply chains, port, shipping, export, import
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Maritime transportation and freight services
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Port infrastructure and management
UTAS Author:Chen, PS-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Fan, H (Dr Hongjun Fan)
UTAS Author:Enshaei, H (Dr Hossein Enshaei)
UTAS Author:Zhang, W (Ms Wei Zhang)
UTAS Author:Shi, W (Dr Wenming Shi)
UTAS Author:Abdussamie, N (Dr Nagi Abdussamie)
ID Code:155492
Year Published:2023
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2023-02-22
Last Modified:2023-02-23

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