The port is an important node in logistics, and its energy consumption constitutes a considerable proportion of the transportation industry. In port logistics, not only does the energy consumption generate carbon emissions, but other business activities do as well. This paper firstly characterizes the sources of carbon emissions and the basic elements in the port system, and proposes the concept of a port-integrated logistics system. Secondly, a case study of The Port of Shenzhen is conducted and a method is provided to measure the carbon emissions in the port-integrated logistics system. This paper then suggests two approaches to reducing carbon emissions, and their economic and environmental benefits are compared. Finally, some policies are put forward to reduce carbon emissions, such as improving the efficiency of loading and unloading, and replacing the heavy fuel oil by low sulfur fuel oil and shore power. The proposed method of carbon emission reduction for port-integrated logistics systems can be generalized for the analysis of various types of ports.


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Increasing greenhouse gases (GHGs) have become a world-wide issue. Energy is produced mainly via water conservancy, electric power, wind power, nuclear power, oil, and coal. The rate of integrated energy consumption and carbon emissions should drop by 3% and 4%, respectively, with unit operation throughput in the ports. While the existing literature mainly covers port-integrated logistics from the perspective of cost, few research has focused on carbon emission reduction. We put forward some concrete proposals to reduce carbon emissions, which are accepted by the Shenzhen government and are helpful for port development in the long run.

Literature Review
The Port-Integrated Logistics System
Carbon Emissions Sources
44. MMooddeellss
The Classification Models of Carbon Emissions in Port-Integrated Logistics
Characteristics of Carbon Emissions
Carbon Emissions Sources in the Port of Shenzhen
Discussion and Conclusions

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