The Green Shipping Project

Advancing knowledge and understanding towards the progressive governance of sustainable maritime transport.


About the Project

The UBC Centre for Transportation Studies together with 18 university partners and 19 non-academic industry and government partners lead an international maritime research network on governing environmental improvements in the maritime supply chain. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and includes economists, business management scholars and political scientists.

While there is well-developed technical literature on ship design and the economics of efficient operation, sea transport is relatively under-­‐investigated in the business management, political economy and global governance literatures. There is consequently a major gap when it comes to understanding the implications of the accelerating “green shipping” trend, which calls for greater environmental accountability and reduction of the air, land and water impacts of the sector along the maritime supply chain.

The Green Shipping research network aims to address this knowledge gap. The overall goal is to advance knowledge and understanding towards the progressive governance of sustainable maritime transport.

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Recent Activity

/ Book
Partners: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,
The Geography of transport systems

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Source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in small craft harbor (SCH) surficial sediments in Nova Scotia, Canada

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Estimating PAH sources in harbor sediments using diagnostic ratios

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Economic evaluation of alternative technologies to mitigate sulphur emissions in maritime container transport from both the vessel owner and shipper perspective

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/ Journal Articles
Partners: Michael Dooms,
Creating an industry-level business model of sustainability: The case of the European ports industry

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How shipping ports can become more sustainable

Dr. Michelle Adams, Dr. Tony Walker and Tahazzud Hossain discuss importance of port sustainability and discuss directions Canadian ports can pursue to become more sustainable. Read the article with The…

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An innovative global green shipping research-partnering project

Green Shipping partners Dr. David Gillen (University of British Columbia), Dr. Peter Hall (Simon Fraser University), Dr. Michele Acciaro (Kuhne Logistics University) and Dr. Henrik Sornn-Friese (Copenhagen Business School) speak…

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A new hope of environmentally friendly world-wide shipping

Professors Dr. David Gillen (UBC Sauder School of Business) and Dr. Henrik Sornn-Friese (Copenhagen Business School) speak about the Green Shipping Project’s role in supplementing the breadth of technical shipping…

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