Title: Introduction: Sustainable shipping and transport logistics in developing economies

Authors: Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour; Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour; Geng Yong; Manoj Kumar Tiwari

Addresses: UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo State University, Av. Engenheiro Edmundo Carrijo Coube, 14-01, Bauru-SP, 17033-360, Brazil ' UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo State University, Av. Engenheiro Edmundo Carrijo Coube, 14-01, Bauru-SP, 17033-360, Brazil ' School of Environmental Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, 110016, China ' Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur – West Bengal 721302, India

Abstract: Considering the relevance and challenges of managing shipping and transport logistics for sustainable development in developing economies, this special issue presents a group of fresh, high-quality empirical evidence for the state-of-the-art. Research results from Brazil, India and China are presented, in order to offer readers an up-to-date view on the barriers, opportunities, propositions and useful insights for scholars, practitioners, and researchers. Finally, we present key subjects for a research agenda on sustainable shipping and transport logistics in developing economies.

Keywords: sustainable development; sustainable shipping; sustainable transport; sustainable logistics; emerging economies; sustainability; Brazil; India; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2015.072696

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2015 Vol.7 No.6, pp.649 - 654

Available online: 23 Oct 2015 *

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