Operation management of green ports and shipping networks: overview and research opportunities

Lu Zhen, Dan Zhuge, Liwen Murong, Ran Yan, Shuaian Wang

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Global ports and maritime shipping networks are important carriers for global supply chain networks, but they are also the main sources of energy consumption and pollution. To limit ship emissions in ports and offshore areas, the International Maritime Organization, as well as some countries, has issued a series of policies. This study highlights the importance and necessity of investigating emergent research problems in the operation management of green ports and maritime shipping networks. Considerable literature related to this topic is reviewed and discussed. Moreover, a comprehensive research framework on green port and shipping operation management is proposed for future research opportunities. The framework mainly comprises four research areas related to emission control and grading policies. This review may provide new ideas to the academia and industry practitioners for improving the performance and efficiency of the operation management of green ports and maritime shipping networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152–162
JournalFrontiers of Engineering Management
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • maritime shipping
  • port operations
  • green port
  • green shipping
  • emission control areas

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