Πράσινες ναυτιλιακές πρακτικές : έννοιες αντίληψη και προεκτάσεις
Green shipping practices in the shipping industry : conceptualization adoption and implications
KeywordsGreen Shipping Practices (GSPs) ; Green Management Practices (GMPs) ; Green Shipping Networks (GSNs) ; Sustainable Shipping Initiatives (SSI), ; Πράσινη ναυτιλία
Maritime transport handles over 90% of the volume of global trade. The globalization of international trade has increased the concerns of the adverse impacts of shipping industry on the environment. Different stakeholders, for example international community, governments, shippers and carriers, have demanded that environmental measures should be taken from all different parties. Especially, international organizations and local governments have already enacted stricter regulations to prevent further resource depletion and marine pollution from shipping. Despite that, many shipping firms presented innovative schemes and adopted sustainable shipping initiatives to protect the environment. This study focus on green shipping practices. It analyses the way that shipping industry conceptualizes GSPs and propose ways of adopting them. Furthermore, it presents successful implementation of sustainable shipping initiatives. Finally, it examines the relationship between the implementation of GSPs and environmental and productivity performance gains.