Green Transportation Logistics

The Quest for Win-Win Solutions

  • Harilaos N. Psaraftis

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 226)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. George Panagakos
    Pages 1-39
  3. Christos A. Kontovas, Harilaos N. Psaraftis
    Pages 41-79
  4. George Panagakos
    Pages 81-121
  5. George Panagakos
    Pages 123-160
  6. Chara Georgopoulou, Nikolaos M. P. Kakalis, Valerio Recagno, Sara Fozza
    Pages 161-204
  7. Christiane Geiger
    Pages 205-241
  8. Tolga Bektaş, Emrah Demir, Gilbert Laporte
    Pages 243-265
  9. Harilaos N. Psaraftis
    Pages 267-297
  10. Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Christos A. Kontovas
    Pages 299-349
  11. Christos A. Kontovas, George Panagakos, Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Eirini Stamatopoulou
    Pages 351-386
  12. Stefanos D. Chatzinikolaou, Nikolaos P. Ventikos
    Pages 387-412
  13. Paulus T. Aditjandra, Thomas H. Zunder, Dewan Md Zahurul Islam, Roberto Palacin
    Pages 413-454
  14. Gernot Pauli
    Pages 479-515
  15. Atle Minsaas, Harilaos N. Psaraftis
    Pages 517-542
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 543-558

About this book


This book examines the state of the art in green transportation logistics from the perspective of balancing environmental performance in the transportation supply chain while also satisfying traditional economic performance criteria.  Part of the book is drawn from the recently completed European Union project SuperGreen, a three-year project intended to promote the development of European freight corridors in an environmentally friendly manner.  Additional chapters cover both the methodological base and the application context of green transportation logistics.

Individual chapters look at the policy context; the basics of transportation emissions; Green Corridors basics; the concept of TEN-T (Trans-European Network); Benchmarking of green corridors; the potential role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies); Green vehicle routing; Reducing maritime CO2 emissions via market based measures and speed and route optimization; Sulphur emissions; Lifecycle emissions; Green rail transportation; Green air transportation; Green inland navigation; and possible areas for further research.

Throughout, the book pursues the goal of “win-win” solutions and analyzes the phenomenon of “push-down, pop-up”, wherein a change in one aspect of a problem can cause another troubling aspect to arise.  For example, speed reduction in maritime transportation can reduce emissions and fuel costs, but could require additional ships and could raise in-transit inventory costs.  Or, regulations to reduce sulphur emissions may ultimately increase CO2 elsewhere in the supply chain. The book takes stock at the various tradeoffs that are at stake in the goal of greening the supply chain and looks at where balances can be struck.


Emissions Policy Green Corridors Green Transportation Logistics Operations Research Transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Harilaos N. Psaraftis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TransportTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

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