Green Shipping Management by Y.H. Venus Lun, Kee-hung Lai, Christina W.Y. Wong, T. C. E.

By Y.H. Venus Lun, Kee-hung Lai, Christina W.Y. Wong, T. C. E. Cheng

This publication provides theory-driven dialogue at the hyperlink among enforcing eco-friendly transport practices (GSP) and transport company functionality. It examines the transport industry’s problem of aiding monetary development whereas bettering environmental functionality.

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Int J Prod Res 45(18–19):4073–4098 Celik M (2009) A hybrid design methodology for structuring an integrated environmental management system (IEMS) for shipping business. J Environ Manage 90(3):1469–1475 Christmann P (2000) Effects of ‘best practice’ of environmental management on cost advantage: the role of complementary assets. Acad Manage J 43(4):663–680 Contreras F, Hanaki K, Aramaki T, Connors S (2008) Application of analytical hierarchy process to analyze stakeholders preferences for municipal solid waste management plans, Boston, USA.

Life-cycle design endeavors toward “the development of a holistic concept for the entire life cycle” (Niemann et al. 2009). For instance, life-cycle management in container terminals includes the planning of all possible operations for the handling of loading and unloading containers, equipment and material recycling methods, reducing waste, and reducing the use of energy. The research of this chapter is based on Lun (2011, 2013). V. 1007/978-3-319-26482-0_4 45 46 4 Green Management Practices Factors that affect business operations Improves firm performance and simultaneously reduces negative environmental effects Key elements of GMPs that benefit business Fig.

Examples include the eco-labeling of resources such as shipping crates and totes for reuse, cooperating with equipment suppliers to meet environmental objectives, environmental auditing of internal management of suppliers, ISO 14001 certification of suppliers, and evaluation of green practices with respect to second-tier equipment of suppliers. A container is the most important equipment in container shipping. Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is used in many refrigerated containers, which has been attributed to contributing to the deterioration of the protective ozone layer and the worsening of global warming.

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