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Author Lun, Y. H. V. (Y. H. Venus)

Title Green shipping management / Y.H. Venus Lun, Kee-hung Lai, Christina W.Y. Wong, T.C.E. Cheng
Published Cham : Springer, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Shipping and transport logistics
Shipping and transport logistics.
Contents Part I Green Shipping Practices; 1 Introduction to Green Shipping Practices; 1.1 Green Shipping; 1.2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions: China; 1.3 Theoretical Perspective; 1.4 Industry Practice; 1.5 Key Players; 1.5.1 Transport Operators; 1.5.2 Primary Customers; 1.5.3 Transport Facilitators; 1.6 Importance of GSPs; References; 2 Adoption of Green Shipping Practices; 2.1 Sustainable Shipping Initiatives; 2.2 Sustainable Economy; 2.3 GSPs as a Means of Comparative Advantage; 2.4 Basis of GSP Adoption; 2.4.1 Stakeholder Theory; 2.4.2 Institutional Theory; 2.5 Drivers for Adopting GSPs
2.5.1 Regulatory Requirements2.5.2 Norms on Environmental Protection; 2.5.3 Customer Demand; 2.5.4 Productivity Gains; References; 3 Measures for Evaluating Green Shipping Practices; 3.1 Defining GSPs; 3.2 Conceptualization of GSPs; 3.3 Maersk; 3.3.1 Company Policies and Procedures; 3.3.2 Shipping Documentation; 3.3.3 Shipping Equipment; 3.3.4 Shipper Cooperation; 3.3.5 Shipping Materials; 3.3.6 Shipping Design and Compliance; 3.4 Measurement Scales; 3.5 Insights from the Measurement Scales; Appendix 3.1; References; Part II Green Shipping Networks; 4 Green Management Practices
4.1 Fundamentals of Green Management Practices4.2 Review of Literature on Green Management Practices; 4.2.1 Cooperation with Supply Chain Partners; 4.2.2 Environmentally Friendly Operations; 4.2.3 Internal Management Support; 4.3 Adoption of Green Management Practices; 4.3.1 Adoption of Supply Chain Partners; 4.3.2 Adoption of Environmentally Friendly Operations; 4.3.3 Adoption of Internal Management Support; 4.4 Green Management Practices and Firm Performance; 4.5 Implications of Adopting Green Management Practices; Appendix 4.1: Case Study as a Study Method; References
5 Development of a Green Shipping Network5.1 Operating Environment of Container Shipping; 5.1.1 Containerization; 5.1.2 Concentration; 5.1.3 Collaboration; 5.1.4 Competition; 5.2 Port Evolution and Environmental Operations; 5.3 Benefit Transfer Approach; 5.4 Equivalent Container Distance; 5.5 Formulation of a Green Shipping Network; 5.6 Operations of a Green Shipping Network; 5.6.1 Advantages of Developing Green Shipping Networks; 5.6.2 Green Shipping Networks and Regional Competitiveness; Appendix 5.1: 4S Framework; Appendix 5.2: Formulas to Determine Voyage Distance
Appendix 5.3: Voyage Distance (in Equivalent Container Distance)References; 6 Evaluation of Green Shipping Networks; 6.1 Development of Green Shipping Networks; 6.1.1 Benefits of Green Shipping Networks; 6.1.2 Importance of Green Shipping Networks; 6.1.3 Establishment of Green Shipping Networks; 6.2 Concept of Network; 6.2.1 Spatial and Corporate Networks; 6.2.2 Liner Shipping Networks; 6.3 Green Management Practices and Green Shipping Networks; 6.3.1 Cooperation with Partners (CP); 6.3.2 Green Operations (GOs); 6.3.3 Management Support (MS); 6.4 Green Shipping Networks and Firm Performance
Summary This book presents theory-driven discussion on the link between implementing green shipping practices (GSP) and shipping firm performance. It examines the shipping industry's challenge of supporting economic growth while enhancing environmental performance. Consisting of nine chapters, the book covers topics such as the conceptualization of green shipping practices (GSPs), measurement scales for evaluating GSP implementation, greening capability, greening and performance relativity (GPR), green management practice, green shipping network, greening capacity, and greening propensity. In view of the increasing quest for environment protection in the shipping sector, this book provides a good reference for firms to understand and evaluate their capability in carrying out green operations on their shipping activities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Shipping -- Environmental aspects.
Shipping -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Lai, Kee-hung.
Wong, Christina W. Y
Cheng, T. C. E. (T. C. Edwin)
ISBN 3319264826 (electronic bk.)
9783319264820 (electronic bk.)