Shipping and the Environment

Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation

  • Karin Andersson
  • Selma Brynolf
  • J. Fredrik Lindgren
  • Magda Wilewska-Bien

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karin Andersson, Francesco Baldi, Selma Brynolf, J. Fredrik Lindgren, Lena Granhag, Erik Svensson
      Pages 3-27
    3. J. Fredrik Lindgren, Kent Salo, Selma Brynolf, Karin Andersson, Erik Svensson, Maria Zetterdahl et al.
      Pages 29-74
    4. Philip Linné, Erik Svensson
      Pages 75-121
  3. Environmental Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. J. Fredrik Lindgren, Magda Wilewska-Bien, Lena Granhag, Karin Andersson, K. Martin Eriksson
      Pages 125-168
    3. Kent Salo, Maria Zetterdahl, Hannes Johnson, Erik Svensson, Mathias Magnusson, Cecilia Gabrielii et al.
      Pages 169-227
    4. J. Fredrik Lindgren, Magda Wilewska-Bien
      Pages 229-235
    5. J. Fredrik Lindgren, Karin Andersson, Hanna Landquist
      Pages 237-253
  4. Pollution Prevention Measures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Karin Andersson
      Pages 257-263
    3. Karin Andersson, Selma Brynolf, Hanna Landquist, Erik Svensson
      Pages 265-293
    4. Selma Brynolf, Francesco Baldi, Hannes Johnson
      Pages 295-339
    5. Magda Wilewska-Bien, J. Fredrik Lindgren, Mathias Magnusson, Maria Zetterdahl, Kent Salo, Cecilia Gabrielii et al.
      Pages 341-396
  5. Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Selma Brynolf, J. Fredrik Lindgren, Karin Andersson, Magda Wilewska-Bien, Francesco Baldi, Lena Granhag et al.
      Pages 399-418
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 419-426

About this book


This book focuses on the interaction between shipping and the natural environment and how shipping can strive to become more sustainable. Readers are guided in marine environmental awareness, environmental regulations and abatement technologies to assist in decisions on strategy, policy and investments.

You will get familiar with possible paths to improve environmental performance and, in the long term, to a sustainable shipping sector, based on an understanding of the sources and mechanisms of common impacts. You will also gain knowledge on emissions and discharges from ships, prevention measures, environmental regulations, and methods and tools for environmental assessment. In addition, the book includes a chapter on the background to regulating pollution from ships.

It is intended as a source of information for professionals connected to maritime activities as well as policy makers and interested public. It is also intended as a textbook in higher education academic programmes. 


marine environmental awareness pollution from ships pollution prevention measures sustainable shipping International Maritime Organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Karin Andersson
    • 1
  • Selma Brynolf
    • 2
  • J. Fredrik Lindgren
    • 3
  • Magda Wilewska-Bien
    • 4
  1. 1.Shipping and Marine TechnologyChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Shipping and Marine TechnologyChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.Shipping and Marine TechnologyChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  4. 4.Shipping and Marine TechnologyChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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