MPA Visiting Professor Public Lecture

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Nanyang Technological University’s Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence is presenting the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Visiting Professor Public Lecture on “From Green to Sustainable Shipping” by Professor Kee-hung Lai of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


This lecture is composed of several topics. First, we discuss the driving forces for environmental management in shipping and present a measurement scale for evaluating green shipping practices (GSP) implementation in the shipping industry. Second, we examine sustainability development in liner shipping management using a citation network analysis (CNA) approach based on 235 related papers drawn from the Web of Science database. While sustainability in maritime transport is increasingly emphasized, social sustainability in this context remains underexplored. The third topic formulates three propositions to conjecture how coercive, normative, and mimetic isomorphic pressures affect the social sustainability discourse in the liner shipping operations context. The last topic discusses the likelihood of accidents for shipping operations from internal safety and national culture perspectives. Based on these results, we also point to practical recommendations for the industry and potential future research fields.


Kee-hung Lai is a Professor at Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). His research interest focuses on sustainability issues in shipping and logistics context. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Shipping and Trade and has co-authored over 130 journal papers with an h-index of 54 according to the Google Scholar Citation. At PolyU, he teaches postgraduate courses related to shipping, logistics, and supply chain management.

Event Details:

Chairperson: Associate Professor Lam Siue Lee, Jasmine
Date: 01 March 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm (Lecture) | 5.30pm to 6.15pm (Networking Reception)
Venue: LT5 (NS2-02-07), Block NS2, North Spine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Admission is free with limited seats. Online registration HERE.

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01 Mar 2018 @ 04:30 PM

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