Economic and environmental feasibility of re-routing the Indo-Sri Lankan shipping channel: a green initiative of sustainable development

Kandasamy, Jayakrishna, Nadeem, Simon Peter, Kumar, Anil, K.E.K, Vimal, Nikhil, Hrishikesh Bedekar and Solanki, Nikhilkumar Himatlal (2021) Economic and environmental feasibility of re-routing the Indo-Sri Lankan shipping channel: a green initiative of sustainable development. Sustainable Development. ISSN 1099-1719 (In Press)

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Abstract / Description

As the maritime industry forms the common means of heavy freight transportation, the efficient and strategic management of sea routes from an economic and environmental perspective has become a major concern to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). By applying marine engineering principles and quantifying metrics such as energy efficiency design index/existing vessel design index, energy efficiency operational index, carbon footprints, fuel consumption, voyage times and emission this study aims to explore the merits of the Indo-Sri Lankan shipping canal project over the existing route circumnavigating Sri Lanka. The quantification was performed by studying the design and operational indices of marine vessels, based on the metrics considering the major ports in India. The socio-political, environmental and economic benefits reported in this study advocates the significance of this route to the maritime industry in meeting SDGs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy efficiency; operational index; carbon footprint; Sethusamudram canal project; green supply chain; sustainable development goals
Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & auxiliary services
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Anil Kumar
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 09:30
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7079

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