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Introduction to Green Shipping Practices

  • Y. H. Venus LunEmail author
  • Kee-hung Lai
  • Christina W. Y. Wong
  • T. C. E. Cheng
Chapter
Part of the Shipping and Transport Logistics book series (STL)

Abstract

Shipping refers to the business of transporting goods. Global economic development is supported by the commercial shipping industry which facilitates the completion of trade transactions. Global trade volume has significantly grown with rapid increases in global sourcing activities and dispersed production sites. On the other hand, public concerns about environmental issues such as air pollution and resource depletion caused by shipping activities have been growing rapidly with the globalization of business activities.

Keywords

Ballast Water Shipping Activity Shipping Industry Transaction Cost Economic Freight Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. H. Venus Lun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kee-hung Lai
    • 2
  • Christina W. Y. Wong
    • 3
  • T. C. E. Cheng
    • 4
  1. 1.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  3. 3.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  4. 4.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

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