Greening ports and maritime logistics: A review

Hoda Davarzani, Behnam Fahimnia*, Michael Bell, Joseph Sarkis

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This paper aims to examine the past and present research on ‘green ports and maritime logistics’ in order to identify established research streams and fertile research areas with potential for future investigations. Using rigorous bibliometric and network analysis tools, the paper completes a systemic mapping of the existing literature and identifies the key investigators, collaboration patterns, research clusters and interrelationships, and the “seminal research areas” that have provided the field with the foundational knowledge, concepts, theories, tools, and techniques. Major articles within each seminal research area are also identified. This will allow new researchers to quickly build understanding in a particular sub-field by reading these major articles. The findings obtained from the evolution of seminal research areas over time are important from both research and practice perspectives and can help the field grow in many dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Issue numberOctober
Pages (from-to)473-487
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 29.08.2015
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Green
  • Maritime logistics
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Literature review
  • Bibliometric analysis


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