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Book Organization

The rest of this book is organized as follows:

Chapter 1 by Panagakos presents the policy context behind green transportation logistics, mainly from a European perspective.

Chapter 2 by Kontovas and Psaraftis present some basics on transportation emissions, including estimating emissions, environmental policy measures, how one can define cost-effectiveness and possible barriers that may exist.

Chapter 3 by Panagakos presents the green corridors basics, including definitions, benchmarking, KPIs, and other methodological aspects, as developed in the SuperGreen project.

Chapter 4 by Panagakos discusses the concept of the TEN-T and explores the relation of the TEN-T Core Network to green corridors.

Chapter 5 by Georgopoulou et al. engages in a benchmarking exercise for SuperGreen corridors by means of conventional technologies: the question is how can these corridors become greener by such technologies.

Chapter 6 by Geiger explores the potential role of ICT in making green corridors greener. ICT cannot directly reduce emissions, but judicious use of it can do so.

Chapter 7 by Bektas¸ et al. introduces the green vehicle routing problem as a vehicle routing problem with environmental attributes and develops models and algorithms to solve variants of this problem.

Chapter 8 by Psaraftis presents various market-based measures that are under discussion for reducing maritime CO2 emissions.

Chapter 9 by Psaraftis and Kontovas discusses speed and route optimization as a

potential win–win proposition in maritime transportation. Fixed and flexible route scenarios are examined.

Chapter 10 by Kontovas et al. discusses the sulphur problem in SOx ECAs and what the possible side-effects on modal split and other attributes including emissions might be.

Chapter 11 by Chatzinikolaou and Ventikos presents the concept of life cycle (cradle to grave) emissions in a maritime setting and present models and approaches on that subject.

Chapter 12 by Aditjandra et al. discusses green rail transportation and goes over relevant issues towards making railways more sustainable.

Chapter 13 by Evans discusses green air transportation in terms of technologies, policies, and other measures that can make aviation greener.

Chapter 14 by Pauli discusses green inland navigation and the spectrum of issues that are at play to make it greener as regards emissions.

Finally, Chap. 15 by Minsaas and Psaraftis presents possible areas for further

research in this area.

All chapters are to a great extent self-contained, with cross-referencing among them wherever appropriate. For the SuperGreen-related chapters, it is recommended that Chap. 3, and, to a lesser extent, Chaps. 1 and 4, be read before Chaps. 5, 6, and 12. In these chapters, references are often made to SuperGreen public deliverables that provide full details of work carried out. All of these deliverables can be found by visiting this link: supergreenproject.eu/ info.html.

Intended Audience

The intended audience of this book consists of several groups:

• Faculty, students, and researchers active in transportation logistics and interested in the environmental dimension

• Carriers, shippers, infrastructure managers, and other logistics providers who aim at improving their environmental performance while staying in business

• Technology designers and providers

• Policy-makers at the national and international level

• Other stakeholders, environmental, or other

We believe that those who will read this book will be able to (among other things):

• Understand the main criteria and trade-offs in green transportation logistics

• Analyze concepts such as internal vs. external costs, marginal abatement costs, the polluter pays principle, and others, and how these can influence system performance

• Learn how green transportation corridors can be benchmarked in terms of specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

• Go over some optimization models and recent literature for this class of problems

• See how one can formulate logistics optimization problems with environmental criteria taken on board

• Examine the effects of technical, operational, and market-based measures

• Review and discuss relevant policy initiatives

• Get a flavor of directions for further research in this area.

 
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