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The Impact of an emerging port on the carbon dioxide emissions of inland container transport: an empirical study of Taipei port.

Liao, Chun-Hsiung, Tseng, Po-Hsing, Cullinane, Kevin and Lu, Chin-Shan (2010) The Impact of an emerging port on the carbon dioxide emissions of inland container transport: an empirical study of Taipei port. Energy Policy, 38 (9). pp. 5251-5257. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract/Description

This study analyzes the changes in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from the movement of containers from established ports through the emerging port of Taipei in Northern Taiwan. An activity-based emissions model is used to estimate the CO2 emissions of container transport under four scenarios where there are switches of market share from existing ports to the emerging port. The results show that there are greater reductions in CO2 when transhipment routes are changed from the ports of Kaohsiung, Taichung and Keelung to the emerging port of Taipei. The paper concludes that the analytical approach adopted in the paper can help decision-makers understand potential CO2 emissions reduction strategies in the route selection of inland container transportation and such consideration should provide a broader and more meaningful basis for the socio-economic evaluation of port investment projects

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0301-4215
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon dioxide; container transport; ports;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 387 Water, air & space transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 4197
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 12:50
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 09:47
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4197

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