In search of maritime energy management

Finally. Please find my PhD thesis about conducting research on maritime energy management practices in two shipping companies for a few years here.

Abstract as below:
This thesis deals with a transdisciplinary research project that concerned the implementation of an energy management system standard — ISO 50001 — in two shipping companies. This project was partially succesful insofar as we implemented the standard in one of the two companies. It is a thesis by papers: the introductory text discusses the research process, to explore in hindsight how transdisciplinarity was made possible. The appended papers bring up issues that were suitable to fit into such a structure during the course of the implementation project, and after. These issues are related to various aspects of “maritime energy management”. The papers can be read in any order, with or without reading the introduction first, but my intention is that you continue reading, page by page, beyond this abstract and onwards until recommended otherwise. On the other hand, as Umberto Eco wrote: “books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry.”

Please send me an email if you’re interested in a paper copy which includes also the appended papers:

  1. Johnson, H., Andersson, K., 2014. Barriers to energy efficiency in shipping. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs.
  2. Johnson, H., Johansson, M., Andersson, K., 2014. Barriers to improving energy efficiency in short sea shipping: an action research case study. Journal of Cleaner Production 66, 317-327.
  3. Johnson, H., Styhre, L., 2015. Increased energy efficiency in short sea shipping through decreased time in port. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 71, 167-178.
  4. Johnson, H., Johansson, M., Andersson, K., Södahl, B., 2013. Will the ship energy efficiency management plan reduce CO2 emissions? A comparison with ISO 50001 and the ISM code. Maritime Policy & Management 40, 177-190.
  5. Poulsen, R.T., Johnson, H., 2016. The logic of business vs. the logic of energy management practice: understanding the choices and effects of energy consumption monitoring systems in shipping companies. Journal of Cleaner Production 112, 3785-3797.

If you’re in Gothenburg on the 8th of April, I will be defending it from 10-13 at Chalmers Lindholmen Campus.

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