We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

Environment and Sustainability

Maritime Policy & Management Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 30 September 2020

Environmental impact and sustainability are two of the most important aspects in international shipping and port research. While the former mainly concerns about the impacts of the physical transportation activities on the marine environment, air quality and greenhouse gases, the latter has a much broader view on how the maritime transport activity should be conducted taking into account the environmental, economic and social perspectives.

Having suffered from more than 10 years’ sluggish shipping market after the 2008 global financial crisis, the shipping industry is already having a very difficult time to stay afloat. Looking into the future, although the market is showing no sign of recovery, the expectations for shipping industry to improve their environmental performance are higher and immediate, with the IMO global sulphur limit at the beginning of 2020 and the GHG emission reduction targets in 2030.  It is hard to meet these expectations without innovations, fundamental changes and application of new technologies.

This special issue is devoted to the dissemination of high quality research articles on these two important aspects that can offer an insight into the future development of shipping industry. Any research that can contribute to these two issues are welcome. Particular interests are given to the topics in the following list:

  • Environmental protection in Arctic shipping
  • IMO 2020 Sulphur limit
  • GHG emission
  • New energy sources
  • Port automation
  • Environmental considerations in unmanned/autonomous ships
  • Digitization and its social impacts
  • Financial sustainability of world shipping business
  • Trade-off between environmental management and business operation
  • New shipping market structure and environmental impact

Maritime Policy & Management

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Routledge

Visit Journal Articles

Submission guidelines

Key Dates

Deadline for submission of revised and extended manuscripts: September 30, 2020

Notification of acceptance: December 31, 2020

Editorial Information

Guest Editors

Dr. Meifeng Luo, Associate professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R. meifeng.luo@polyu.edu.hk

Dr. Ling Zhu, Associate professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R. ling.zhu@polyu.edu.hk

Dr. Dong Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong S.A.R.  dong.yang@polyu.edu.hk

Published on 4th September 2019 Last updated on 4th September 2019.