Green Ports - Chapter 1: Green Ports in Theory and Practice

Elsevier, Green Ports: Inland and Seaside Sustainable Transportation Strategies, Volume , 20 September 2018
Rickard Bergqvist and Jason Monios

This chapter introduces the topic of green ports and establishes the background and motivation for this volume. The chapter provides an overarching view of the key elements of environmental issues in shipping, particularly from the port perspective. This is followed by a discussion of the current, emerging, and potential strategies to introduce more sustainable practices, the different actors involved, and also the importance and changing nature of national and international regulation. The structure of the book is introduced, and a brief outline of each chapter is presented. Finally, the chapter concludes with thoughts on developing trends and the future environmental performance of the port sector.