Improving environmental performance in shipping
Book chapter, 2016

This book addresses the environmental issues related to shipping and the natural environment, including descriptions of and proposed solutions to the issues. Currently, challenges exist that must be addressed if shipping is to become sustainable and fulfil the zero vision of no harmful emissions to the environment. In this chapter, we evaluate the steps that have been taken (if any) to limit the various environmental issues and discuss possible steps to be taken to improve environmental performance. Furthermore, future challenges must also be addressed, e.g., the current trend o f increasing ship operations in the Arctic. In general, three factors could be addressed in order to reach environmentally sustainable shipping: regulations, technical solutions, and increased environmental awareness.

Sustainability

Regulation

Mindset

Technical solutions

Future challenges

Author

Selma Brynolf

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Fredrik Lindgren

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Karin Andersson

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Magda Wilewska-Bien

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Francesco Baldi

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Lena Granhag

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Hannes Johnson

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Philip Linné

University of Gothenburg

Erik Svensson

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Maria Zetterdahl

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation

399-418

Subject Categories

Environmental Management

Marine Engineering

DOI

10.1007/978-3-662-49045-7_12

ISBN

9783662490457

More information

Created

10/7/2017