The way ahead

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The purpose of this chapter is to attempt to make an assessment on what may lie ahead as regards sustainable shipping. The focus of the chapter is the April 2018 decision of the International Maritime Organization on the formulation of an Initial Strategy to reduce maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In that context, an assessment of the prospects for alternative fuels, which figure centrally in the Initial Strategy, is also included.




Psaraftis, H. N., & Zachariadis, P. (2019). The way ahead. In Sustainable Shipping: A Cross-Disciplinary View (pp. 433–463). Springer International Publishing.

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