Identifying Green Assessment Criteria for Shipping Industries

This study empirically identifies critical assessment criteria used by bulk carriers and container carriers in Taiwan, and how they perceived the importance of the criteria to their operations. Through an extensive literatures review, twelve green performance indicators are categorized into four underlying assessment criteria, namely carriers’ green policy, cooperation between green shipping stakeholders, reverse logistics management, and green design and promise. An Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) approach was employed to pairwisely compare the degree of importance of these major green assessment criteria and used by the shipping industry. Further analysis by ranking the weight of each of the four major criteria indicated that carriers’ green design and promise is the most important criteria in the ocean carriers’ context, followed by, carriers’ green policy, cooperation among green shipping stakeholders, and reverse logistics management. Differences between container carriers’ and bulk carriers’ perceptions on the importance level of the twelve green performance indicators are found. This study advances knowledge by empirically and theoretically validate the degree of importance of green shipping assessment criteria.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 409-421
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2015: Empowering Excellence in Maritime and Air Logistics: Innovation Management and Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01609532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677967
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 4:42PM