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    The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions

    Gibbs, David and Rigot Muller, Patrick and Mangan, John and Lalwani, Chandra (2014) The role of sea ports in end-to-end maritime transport chain emissions. Energy Policy, 64. pp. 337-348. ISSN 0301-4215

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    This paper's purpose is to investigate the role of sea ports in helping to mitigate the GHG emissions associated with the end-to-end maritime transport chain. The analysis is primarily focused on the UK, but is international in application. The paper is based on both the analysis of secondary data and information on actions taken by ports to reduce their emissions, with the latter data collected for the main UK ports via their published reports and/or via interviews. Only a small number of ports (representing 32% of UK port activity) actually measure and report their carbon emissions in the UK context. The emissions generated by ships calling at these ports are analysed using a method based on Department for Transport Maritime Statistics Data. In addition, a case example (Felixstowe) of emissions associated with HGV movements to and from ports is presented, and data on vessel emissions at berth are also considered. Our analyses indicate that emissions generated by ships during their voyages between ports are of a far greater magnitude than those generated by the port activities. Thus while reducing the ports' own emissions is worthwhile, the results suggest that ports might have more impact through focusing their efforts on reducing shipping emissions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ports; Shipping; GHG;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11305
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    Depositing User: Patrick Rigot Muller
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 11:46
    Journal or Publication Title: Energy Policy
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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