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Special Issue in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment on topic- Improving the Environmental Performance of Shipping and Ports

Guest Editors:

Ying-En Ge, Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China

Kevin Cullinane, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Adolf K.Y. Ng, Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Theme: Improving the Environmental Performance of Shipping and Ports

In its battle to reduce the climate change impact of shipping globally, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted both mandatory and voluntary measures to improve energy efficiency. An initial IMO strategy was launched in 2018 to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, both at sea and in ports. From January 1st 2020, the limit for sulphur in fuel used on board ships operating outside of designated emission control areas will be reduced to 0.50% in terms of mass, although the use of heavy fuel oil with abatement technology remains an alternative method of compliance. This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxides (SOx) from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits. On the other hand, however, reducing the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ships remains a very significant concern, given the slow and marginal effects of current measures.

Objective

This special issue seeks to provide a state-of-the-art perspective on how the operations and management of ports and shipping can lead to improved environmental performance. This includes, but is not limited to, the development of new theories and models, the proposal of new measures and the analysis of existing and potential implementations.

The proposed special issue covers all aspects of the operations and management of ports and shipping that lead to improved environmental performance. The main objectives of this special issue include: 1) how to characterize and model the operations of ports and shipping when fuel consumption and emissions are the focus; 2) how to improve or optimize the operations and management of ports and shipping for environmental improvements; 3) how to design policies that motivate environmental improvements in today’s maritime world.

Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Characterizing emissions in maritime operations and management;
  • Solutions to cutting GHG and other emissions in today’s maritime world;
  • The application of operations research methods for cutting maritime emissions;
  • The use of artificial intelligence in cutting emissions in shipping;
  • Climate adaptation and resilience practice in ports and shipping;
  • Initiating or analyzing policies for increasing the utilization of cleaner energy;
  • System planning and operational strategies to improve the operations and management of shipping and ports;
  • Innovative infrastructure design, deployment and use for environmental improvement in the maritime world;
  • Data analysis to quantify the energy savings, environmental impact and economic benefits from improved operations and management of shipping and ports;
  • Case studies of environmental improvements.

Timeline:

  • Special issue call for paper: August 15th 2019.
  • Submission deadline: February 15th 2020.
  • Author notification of first round of reviews: May 15th 2020.
  • Author notification of second round of reviews (if needed): August 15th2020
  • Special issue completed: October 15th 2020.

This issue will be a virtual special issue. It means that your paper will appear in the next regular issue after it is accepted. After all papers are accepted, guest editors will compile a virtual issue on the journal website. For an example of virtual issues, visit https://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-soft-computing/news/virtual-special-issue-vsi-introduction

Submission Method:

All submissions must be original and may not be under review elsewhere. All manuscripts will be submitted via the Transportation Research Part D(TRD) online submission system. Authors should indicate that the paper is submitted for consideration for publication in this special issue. When choosing Manuscript “Article Type” during the submission procedure, click “SI: Ships and Ports”, otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript. Author Guidelines: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/transportation-research-part-d-transport-and-environment/1361-9209/guide-for-authors.

All submitted papers should address significant issues pertinent to the theme of this issue and fall within the scope of Transportation Research: Part D. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution and scientific merit. All manuscripts must be written in English with high scientific writing standards. Acceptance for publication will be based on referees’ and editors’ recommendations, following a detailed peer review process.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Ying-En Ge, E-mail: yege@shmtu.edu.cn

Kevin Cullinane, E-mail: kevin.cullinane@gu.se

Adolf K.Y. Ng, E-mail: adolf.ng@umanitoba.ca

Guest Editors, Transportation Research Part D

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