The role of shipping in global supply chains and in promoting economic development is well established. Shipping and ports, however, generate also substantial negative social and environmental impacts. The increasing awareness of these impacts has resulted in an array of policy measures and industry initiatives and is often seen as one of the drivers behind new technologies. Following the adoption of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the commitment in the International Maritime Organization in 2018 to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping, and the increasing pressure on coastal cities and communities to limit the negative impacts of port activities, there is an increasing interest on how to transform the maritime industry as to account for its external effects.
An increasing number of scientific contributions can be categorized in the broader domain of sustainable shipping and ports and in the maritime academic community this is often intended to include a variety of topics, including: GHG emissions, global and national maritime policy, seafarers’ wellbeing, environmental costs, alternative forms of propulsion, gender issues, maritime zone protection. Notwithstanding the increase in academic and industry interest in these topics, important questions related to the role of sustainability in the shipping and port industries remain unanswered.
The urgency of some of the challenges faced by the maritime business and by society call for increasing attention from the research community to addressing some of the sustainability issues further. The complexity associated with transforming shipping in more sustainable business requires the application of existing and novel methodological approaches and the interaction among various disciplines, from engineering, to ecology, from social sciences, to psychology, to economics and management. In view of the above, the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and its Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) invite authors and practitioners to convene in Hamburg from the 2nd and 3rd of March 2023 for an International Academic Conference on Shipping, Sustainablity & Solutions (SSS).
The conference will offer the opportunity to discuss the necessary steps toward improving the sustainability profile of the maritime sector and contribute with qualitative and quantitative analyses to the assessment, modelling and estimation of environmental, social and economic aspects related to shipping and ports, with particular focus on management, operations, strategy, regulation, technologies and stakeholders. The conference will provide a forum for a debate on emerging sustainability issues in maritime supply chains.
The conference is supported by the Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project which is funded by the Interreg North Sea Region program of the European regional Development Fund.
Depending on the number of submissions, the conference will be structured in parallel sessions. In addition to presentations of existing and ongoing research, participants will have the opportunity to submit a version of their work, which will be circulated to an assigned expert that will act as a discussant. Depending on interest special sessions will be organized.
- 16 December 2022 Abstract submission closing
- 05 January 2023 Authors notified of acceptance
- 05 February 2023 Extended abstract or full paper (optional) submission deadline
- 22 February 2023 Registration deadline
- 02 - 03 March 2023 Conference takes place in Hamburg, Germany
Internal WASP project meeting
|12:00 - 12:30 Project partners meet at campus|
|12:30 - 14:00 Project presentations|
|14:00 - 14:30 Coffee break|
|14:30 - 16:00 Project presentations|
|16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break|
|16:30 - 17:30 Discussion|
|18:30 - 21:00 Dinner|
|08:30 - 09:30 Registration|
|09:30 - 10:30 Conference opening and keynote|
|10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break|
|11:00 - 12:30 Parallel sessions A|
|12:30 - 14:00 Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:30 Parallel sessions B|
|15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break|
|16:30 - 17:30 Parallel sessions C|
|18:00 - 21:00 Flying buffet and drinks in foyer|
|08:30 - 09:00 Registration|
|09:00 - 10:30 Parallel sessions D|
|10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break|
|11:00 - 12:30 Wasp project presentations|
|12:30 - 13:30 Lunch|
|13:30 - 15:00 WASP project presentations|
|15:00 - 15:30 Endnote|
|15:30 - 18:30 Social activity (boat tour through the Port of Hamburg)|
Call for papers
The conference organizers welcome contributions focusing on, but not limited to:
- Shipping and sustainable development goals
- Energy management in shipping and port operations
- Market-based measures for emission reduction
- New green technologies
- Wind-assisted ship propulsion
- Alternative zero and low emission fuels
- Circular economy issues in shipping and ports
- Green finance
- Ballast water management and biodiversity issues in shipping and ports
- Social and human resources issues in shipping
- Security and safety issues in the maritime industry
- Ethics and compliance in shipping
- Pricing mechanisms for sustainable shipping
- Global and local regulatory instruments to advance more sustainable shipping practices
- Managerial issues in promoting sustainability cultures in shipping
- Environmental and social issues throughout the ship lifecycle
- Applications of digitalization as a tool to reduce environmental and social impacts in shipping and ports
- Automation in relations to social and environmental issues
The registration fees include access to the conference venue and all academic sessions on all two days, coffee breaks, lunches, and welcome reception on March 2nd -3rd 2023:
|Regular participants EUR 95|
|Students EUR 35|
Conference fees exclude accomodation, travel and any other activities not specified above.
The conference organizers will try to accommodate the needs of delegates as much as possible, but for organizational reasons we are obliged to limit refunds as the deadline of the conference approaches. Therefore, no refund will be provided for cancellations.
As the conference theme is sustainability, the organisers have made an effort to ensure that the impact of the environmental event is minimised.
To this end we would encourage attended to use the excellent public transport system of Hamburg that allows to reach the conference venue fast and cheaply.
To reach the KLU from Hamburg Airport, please use the S1 line to central station (Hauptbahnhof) then change to the U4 to stop Überseequartier. The journey would be about 35 minutes.
Hamburg offers various low carbon mobility options, from green taxies, to electric vehicles, car share, bike share and electric e-scooters.