Sustaining Sustainability in Marine Terminals: A Strategic Framework

Sustainability initiatives in maritime industry, despite their global need and relevance, are often riddled with strategic and implementation issues. Here we examine “green” initiatives of top-five global marine terminal operators. We classify their initiatives as technology-centric, process-centric and relationship-centric, and develop a core-competency-driven framework for these initiatives. Our findings indicate that technological initiatives are easy to adopt and yield quicker impact in reducing emissions and increasing ROI. On the other hand, process-centric and relationship-centric initiatives are more difficult to deploy, take longer to yield benefits, but are difficult to imitate. We argue that terminal operators should recognize the value of long-term initiatives that are difficult to replicate, to build competency.


Issue Date:
2015
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/241819
Published in:
Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 54, Number 2
Page range:
5-22
Total Pages:
19




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