In progress Green Port Initiatives and Environmental Fleet Management

Reference:
ERIM PhD 2013 LIS RdK_RD_RZ

Abstract

The past years have seen an increasing development of management tools and policies which make ports more “green”. However, there is no criterion for assessing the value of these tools in encouraging sustainable practices. This project will develop stylized economic models to account for the economic and environmental impacts of the environmental tools. In addition, the efficiency conditions of these tools will be identified. The results will be validated in Ports of Rotterdam, Shanghai and Long Beach. This research will offer an ideal platform for a globally accepted approach to assess the environmental value and efficiency of port projects.

Keywords

green port management; sustainability; environmental impact; quantitative logistics; modeling; international comparison

Time frame

2013 - 2017

Author

Supervisory Team

René de Koster
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
  • Promotor
Rommert Dekker
Professor of Econometrics (Operations Research and Informatics)
  • Promotor
Rob Zuidwijk
Endowed Professor of Ports in Global Networks
  • Daily Supervisor