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    Impact of CO2 emission taxation and fuel types on Arctic shipping attractiveness

    Cheaitou, Ali and Faury, Olivier and Etienne, Laurent and Fedi, Laurent and Rigot-Müller, Patrick and Stephenson, Scott (2022) Impact of CO2 emission taxation and fuel types on Arctic shipping attractiveness. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 112 (103491). pp. 1-25. ISSN 1361-9209

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    This study investigates the impact of hubs, CO2 emission taxation policy, and bunker fuels on the economic and environmental attractiveness of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Twenty-eight years of historical ice data have been combined to define the uncertainty level of ice thickness and concentration and converted to risk indexes using POLARIS, a risk management tool. The shortest travel times have been defined using the risk levels and a time-dependent shortest path algorithm. The results stress that the carbon tax is not antinomic with profit. Moreover, the use of hubs was not found to be economically advantageous for a majority of the examined scenarios. Furthermore, although it increases the overall emissions, this reduces the CO2 emissions per container due to the rise in the shipping volumes. Demand elasticity to transit time and to freight rates shows that the choice of hubs significantly impacts the NSR’s economic and environmental attractiveness.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Social Cost of Carbon; SCC; Marine fuels; Transshipment hubs; Northern Sea Route; NSR; POLARIS; Demand elasticity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17860
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    Depositing User: Patrick Rigot Muller
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2023 12:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
    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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