Today, most large port hubs include the circular economy transformation challenge, besides smart digitalization and Internet of Things (IoT), in their strategic priorities. Some seaports even express the ambition to become maritime circular hotspots. However, many ports do not seem to have progressed beyond incremental and small-scale sustainable innovations or the support of rather fragmented ‘sustainability’ initiatives. Based on recent strategy documents of ports, on a literature study and on in-depth interviews with port executives, a framework for systems innovation for ports is developed, to support port authorities in their circular transition and to help them out of the linear lock-in.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationToday, most large port hubs include the circular economy transformation challenge, besides smart digitalization and Internet of Things (IoT), in their strategic priorities. Some seaports even express the ambition to become maritime circular hotspots. However, many ports do not seem to have progressed beyond incremental and small-scale sustainable innovations or the support of rather fragmented ‘sustainability’ initiatives. Based on recent strategy documents of ports, on a literature study and on in-depth interviews with port executives, a framework for systems innovation for ports is developed, to support port authorities in their circular transition and to help them out of the linear lock-in.
Number of pages7
Volumeto be continued
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2019
EventIAME annual conference - ATHENS, Athens, Greece
Duration: 25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceIAME annual conference
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period25/06/1928/06/19

    Research areas

  • circular economy, ports, strategy, innovation.

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