Rational scheme designs for emission allocation in container shipping

The purpose of emission allocation is to distribute emissions from a transport network level to different cargo levels. This task can be challenging in a complex network with various players, multiple legs, different cargo types, etc. One example is container shipping involving multiple ports, containers with different characteristics, and empty containers for repositioning. In this paper, we propose and evaluate alternative allocation schemes for assigning emissions in container shipping at different cargo aggregation levels, such as sailing legs, individual containers, or specific cargo types as part of a container. A case study illustrates how these schemes can be applied to a real container shipping line. The proposed approach provides insight that shipping companies and their customers can use to improve their environmental performance.

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    • © World Maritime University 2015. The contents of this paper reflect the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academy of Sciences
  • Authors:
    • Zhu, Wenting
    • Erikstad, Stein Ove
  • Publication Date: 2015-4


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  • Accession Number: 01606615
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 9:24AM