Green Ports Book

Green Ports


  • Author : Rickard Bergqvist
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-09-21
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128140550

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Green Ports: Inland and Seaside Sustainable Transportation Strategies presents the first book to exclusively focus on this important topic that is usually only covered in brief chapters or journal articles that are too theoretical, fragmented or regionally-focused. This book comprehensively and systematically examines the key issues and best practice for understanding green ports and quantifying aspects of their environmental performance. This applied research book will help researchers formulate the needed research questions. Includes practical application tools and techniques for increasing sustainability throughout the entire transportation chain Provides an overall picture of green ports through a collection of expert specialists Examines how ports and surrounding areas are addressing the environmental impacts related to growth in the cruise business Presents a theoretical framework to identify best practices for planning and policymaking for the impacts posed by climate change

Ports Into the Next Century Book

Ports Into the Next Century


  • Author : Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0727716190

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Ports Into the Next Century Excerpt :

Industry professionals from all aspects of port administration, design and operation, together with consultants from Customs and Excise, the fishing industry and engineering profession, present the issues concerning the future of ports.

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports Book

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports


  • Author : Adolf K. Y. Ng
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317631309

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Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports Excerpt :

As key links in transportation and supply chains, the effect of climate change on seaports has broad implications for the development prospects of the global economy. However, the picture is very uncertain because the impacts of climate change will be felt very differently around the world, both positively and negatively. This book addresses the need for quality theoretical analysis, highly innovative assessment methodologies, and insightful empirical global experiences so as to identify the best international practices, planning and appropriate policies to effectively adapt to, develop resilience, and indeed benefit from, the impacts posed by climate change on transportation and supply chains. This book comprises of theories, methodologies and case studies from five continents (Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania) addressing climate change and the adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures. With reputable contributors from academic, policymaking and professional sectors, it critically analyses the recent attempts by ports in establishing adaptation plans and strategies so to enhance ports and other transportation infrastructures’ resilience to the climate change risks. This is the first book of its kind to focus on climate change adaptation for ports. It offers useful and comprehensive guidance to senior policymakers, industrial practitioners and researchers who are eager to understand the dynamics between climate change, adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures.

Advanced Engineering for Processes and Technologies II Book

Advanced Engineering for Processes and Technologies II


  • Author : Azman Ismail
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-02-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030673079

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Advanced Engineering for Processes and Technologies II Excerpt :

This book “Advanced Engineering for Processes and Technologies II” provides a good platform for participating researchers and academicians to share their latest innovation, technology and research findings in the areas of marine engineering technology and applications, sea management as well as engineering education. It offers an opportunity for academicians of the Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL MIMET) to exchange ideas and establish a professional network. There are more than 30 papers covering a wide range of topics related to technologies and education including simulation, intellectual discussion, environmental awareness, enhancement of knowledge and skills. The aim of this book focuses more on the numerous technological methods used for the establishment of engineering innovation and productivity through their competitive research findings and the exposure of their relative merits and limitations. The papers shared in this issue will enable other researchers to generate interest and novel ideas that can lead to the discovery of new engineering knowledge.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Maritime Industry Book

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Maritime Industry


  • Author : Lisa Loloma Froholdt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-16
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319691435

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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Maritime Industry Excerpt :

This book addresses the environmental, legal, social, and economic aspects of corporate social responsibility in the maritime industry. It discusses the voluntary aspects of the CSR concept and how the lines between informal and formal rules are merging and becoming fuzzy. Further, it shows how regulation is enhancing responsibility and sustainability in the maritime industry.The book gathers the experiences of the WMU, IMO, UN and public and private actors in developing and developed countries in the maritime industry.

Advanced Maritime Technologies and Applications Book

Advanced Maritime Technologies and Applications


  • Author : Azman Ismail
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030899929

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Advanced Maritime Technologies and Applications Excerpt :

This book presents the outcomes from the 2nd International Conference on Marine and Advanced Technologies 2021 (Icmat2021) which was organized by the Research and Innovation section, University Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology. The theme “Propelling to the Innovative Idea” highlights prominence of recent developments in marine and advanced technologies in the field of marine application, maritime operation, energy and reliability, advanced materials and applied science. This online conference provided a platform for presentations and discussions at the local and international level between educationists, researchers, students, and industrialists. Furthermore, it created opportunities to establish networks and meet experts in addition to exchange of up-to-date knowledge in the field. This book is the up-to-date reference, especially to those who want to learn and explore more about the latest developments and technologies of maritime industries.

Port Strategy for Sustainable Development Book

Port Strategy for Sustainable Development


  • Author : Elvira Haezendonck
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036500904

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Port Strategy for Sustainable Development Excerpt :

Today, most large port hubs include the circular economy transformation challenge, together with smart digitalization and Internet of Things (IoT), in their strategic priorities. However, many ports do not seem to have progressed beyond incremental, small-scale sustainable innovations or the support of rather fragmented sustainability initiatives. The challenges are complex, since ports do not only have to reconsider their own core activities but also their role in the supply chain of shippers, to lift themselves out of the linear lock-in. Opportunities are also created, and port authorities and businesses need to embrace circular learning and turn these projects into sustainable business models. This strategic change or refocus requires new insights into innovative governance and business frameworks, the link between strategy and commercially viable business models, systems innovation, intensified stakeholder collaboration and co-creation, altered traffic segments and hinterland focus, amongst others. These Special Issue articles address current CE transition concerns salient to port strategists and managers, such as first strategic changes towards circular ports, building awareness on the importance of sustainability data and available space, and how port authorities can develop circular business models.

Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management     Volume 2 Book

Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management Volume 2


  • Author : Jiuping Xu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-07-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 827
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031103858

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Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management Volume 2 Excerpt :

This book covers many hot topics, including theoretical and practical research in many areas such as dynamic analysis, machine learning, supply chain management, operations management, environmental management, uncertainty, and health and hygiene. It showcases advanced management concepts and innovative ideas. The 16th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management (2022 ICMSEM) will be held in Ankara, Turkey during August 3-6, 2022. ICMSEM has always been committed to promoting innovation management science (M-S) and engineering management (EM) academic research and development. The book provides researchers and practitioners in the field of Management Science and Engineering Management (MSEM) with the latest, cutting-edge thinking and research in the field. It will appeal to readers interested in these fields, especially those looking for new ideas and research directions.

Out of China Book

Out of China


  • Author : W. Ravesteijn
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784664534

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Out of China Excerpt :

The Silk Road of the 21st Century, announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, will certainly change the world. It will definitely stimulate economic growth and prosperity in China, the rest of Asia and elsewhere. But how can we prevent the environmental damage and the increasing inequality on a planetary scale brought about by the construction of this “road” - or in reality: a network of highways, railways, sea routes and other connections? This book deals with the question for the Maritime branch of the new Silk Road and discusses relevant strategies and technologies for sustainable and responsible port innovation and development. The backbone of the study is formed by a number of case studies of port projects in and outside of China. Some chapters focus on best practices, while others discuss new academic viewpoints, but in all cases, suggestions for improvement are given. Based on the idea that a large investment agenda also creates moral responsibility, the Chinese cases also serve to ascertain whether and to what extent they can serve as an example for projects elsewhere. A few introductory and thematic chapters and the conclusion give steering and sense to the rest of the book. Ultimately, this title gives a first and coherent analysis and assessment of a project that is unparalleled in the world and that constitutes an important determining factor for our future.

Intellectual Capital as a Precursor to Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility Book

Intellectual Capital as a Precursor to Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Author : Marco-Lajara, Bartolomé
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-12-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9781668468173

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Intellectual Capital as a Precursor to Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility Excerpt :

In an increasingly changing and complex environment, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, effective knowledge management, and intellectual assets represent the basis of today’s innovations and therefore the new ways for organizations to compete in the marketplace. In this regard, organizations need to incorporate a sustainable approach to their operations because there is a growing awareness of environmental issues among customers. They are faced with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, and the development of sustainable practices can lead to sustainable competitive advantages over time. Intellectual Capital as a Precursor to Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility provides a body of research that explores the theoretical and practical aspects of linking corporate profitability, intangible assets, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability with respect to business management practices. Covering topics such as green intellectual capital, ecology of organizations, and green knowledge, this premier reference work is an essential resource for business practitioners, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students and educators of higher education, librarians, researchers, and academicians.

Port Economics  Management and Policy Book

Port Economics Management and Policy


  • Author : Theo Notteboom
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000526936

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Port Economics Management and Policy Excerpt :

Port Economics, Management and Policy provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary port industry, showing how ports are organized to serve the global economy and support regional and local development. Structured in eight sections plus an introduction and epilog, this textbook examines a wide range of seaport topics, covering maritime shipping and international trade, port terminals, port governance, port competition, port policy and much more. Key features of the book include: Multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on economics, geography, management science and engineering Multisector analysis including containers, bulk, break-bulk and the cruise industry Focus on the latest industry trends, such as supply chain management, automation, digitalization and sustainability Benefitting from the authors’ extensive involvement in shaping the port sector across five continents, this text provides students and scholars with a valuable resource on ports and maritime transport systems. Practitioners and policymakers can also use this as an essential guide towards better port management and governance.

Sustainable Shipping Book

Sustainable Shipping


  • Author : Harilaos N. Psaraftis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030043308

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Sustainable Shipping Excerpt :

International shipping is currently at a crossroads. The decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in April 2018 to adopt an Initial Strategy so as to achieve by 2050 a reduction of at least 50% in maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions vis-à-vis 2008 levels epitomizes the last among a series of recent developments as regards sustainable shipping. It also sets the scene on what may happen in the future. Even though many experts and industry circles believe that the IMO decision is in line with the COP21 climate change agreement in Paris in 2015, others disagree, either on the ground that the target is not ambitious enough, or on the ground that no clear pathway to reach the target is currently visible. This book takes a cross-disciplinary view of the various dimensions of the maritime transportation sustainability problem. “Cross-disciplinary” means that a variety of angles are used to examine the book topics, and these mainly include the technological angle, the economics angle, the logistics angle, and the environmental angle. The book reviews models that can be used to evaluate decisions, policy alternatives and trade-offs. For sustainable shipping, a spectrum of technical, logistics-based and market based measures are being contemplated. All may have important side-effects as regards the economics and logistics of the maritime supply chain, including ports and hinterland connections. The objective to attain an acceptable environmental performance, while at the same time respecting traditional economic performance criteria so that shipping remains viable, is and is likely to be a central goal for both industry and policy-makers in the years ahead. At the same time, policy fragmentation is likely to create distortions of competition and sub-optimal solutions. This book attempts to address these issues and identify better solutions. /divSustainable Shipping: A Cross-Disciplinary View includes chapters that cover many relevant topics. These inc

Human Centered Computing Book

Human Centered Computing


  • Author : Qiaohong Zu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2023-01-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031237416

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Human Centered Computing Excerpt :

This book constitutes thoroughly reviewed, revised and selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Human Centered Computing, HCC 2021, held in virtually, due to COVID- 19, in December 2021. The 18 full and 9 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 68 submissions. The conference focuses on the following three main themes as follows: Data such as Data Visualization, Big Data, Data Security, Hyper connectivity such as Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Mobile Network and Collaboration such as Collective Intelligence, Peer Production, Context Awareness and much more.

Intelligent Freight Transportation Book

Intelligent Freight Transportation


  • Author : Petros A. Ioannou
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780849307744

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Intelligent Freight Transportation Excerpt :

Increasing capacity at ports and goods movement in the supply chain in general, while also satisfying environmental, economic, political, labor union, and other constraints is, arguably, the greatest challenge of modern transportation. With space at a premium and costs through the roof, it is increasingly obvious that the traditional solutions are

Intelligence Science I Book

Intelligence Science I


  • Author : Zhongzhi Shi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319681214

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Intelligence Science I Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intelligence Science, ICIS 2017, held in Shanghai, China, in October 2017. The 38 full papers and 9 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 82 submissions. They deal with key issues in intelligence science and have been organized in the following topical sections: theory of intelligence science; cognitive computing; big data analysis and machine learning; machine perception; intelligent information processing; and intelligent applications.